Cosmo loves to highlight women like The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead: sex-obsessed, profane, offensive and unabashedly pro-abortion.
In an article published July 30, the women’s magazine lauded Winstead for potentially sacrificing her career in order to be a “USO of reproductive rights, visiting clinics and boosting the morale of the ‘troops.’” After all, her “vocal advocacy for reproductive rights can make it more difficult to get mainstream work.” Yes, you read that correctly.
Winstead—who grew up in a conservative, Catholic family—has been an avid abortion advocate ever since she had her own teenage pregnancy terminated. But just last year, she created an organization called Lady Parts Justice in order to support abortion workers throughout the U.S. Her “mobile justice unit” travels to many states, replete with food, microphones, cameras and even a singing plush pink uterus puppet named Eunice. I didn’t make that up.
It gets worse. After its creation in 2014, “the group faced immediate backlash from activists who argued that the organization's name and barrage of uterus jokes was transphobic and non-intersectional, or even simply too crass to play well in more conservative states.” Yep, you read that right, too.
In a Slate article, concerned transgender activist Parker Molloy responded that “Lady Parts” was an inappropriate moniker for the group. “Not all women are the owners of a uterus, and not all owners of a uterus are women,” Molloy corrected. “A person should not be defined by what reproductive organs they have or don’t have.” Gosh, being as progressive as she is, how did Winstead ever get away with that transphobic, bigoted, non-intersectional move? She might as well have named the group “Cis-Parts Justice!”
“As for being ‘crass,’ she has no problem with that reputation,” the Cosmo article read. Then, quoting Winstead: “I'm not afraid to say things crassly and in a 'f*ck you' manner, because sometimes this just needs to be said. Sometimes you just need to say, 'This f*cking sucks and it's f*cking outrageous and it's got to stop.” What a gem. Take out those f-bombs, and I wish she’d say that to Planned Parenthood.
But that won’t happen. Throughout the recent scandal, Winstead has tweeted repeatedly #IStandWithAbortionCareProviders.
Moreover, she has continued to inject her crassness into tweets attacking the Center for Medical Progress. On July 28, the date CMP released the third Planned Parenthood video, Winstead tweeted: “I simply will not cower to these thuggish fetus pornographers.”
Other tweets called CMP an “illegal and immoral outfit” and its videos “amateur propaganda.”
And yes, this is the kind of woman that Cosmo likes to highlight.