Pro-Choice Crowd Whipped Into Rage After Fictional Character Chooses Life

  • 05/25/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Pro-Choice Crowd Whipped Into Rage After Fictional Character Chooses Life
"The Big Bang Theory" wrapped up a 12-year run with one of its characters announcing she was pregnant, and that has the abortion movement in a galactic explosion of online rage.

In the series finale the character of "Penny," who had previously said she did not want children, announced she was pregnant and felt ready to be a mother.

You would think feminists would have hailed the portrayal of a woman who used birth control and celebrated making her reproductive choices on her down.

You'd be wrong.

Online liberals exploded with rage, whipped into a foaming-at-the-mouth frenzy that a fictional character on a TV sitcom was having a baby.

"so the big bang theory has deliberately been as apolitical as it gets, and I feel pretty sure this is an accident," tweeted New York magazine Vulture media's TV staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk.

"but after a long established note that one character doesn't want to ever have kids, it feels like ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT to end the series by making her be pregnant?" VanArendonk wrote.

From there, the meltdown became epic.

"IN THIS CLIMATE?!" she added.

"The decision of #BigBangTheory to end with Penny pregnant, when she had pretty consistently not wanted kids, is troubling in a political context where real women's reproductive choices are being constrained. #AlabamaAbortionBan," tweeted Jaime Hartless, whose bio reads "Is a Sociology Dr. now. Studies allyship and privilege dynamics in social justice work. Unapologetic queer feminist."

Despite their claims the show is peddling pro-life propaganda, show creator Chuck Lorre is an outspoken liberal who has used the show to attack President Trump directly.

Vanity Fair magazine was openly enraged the show did not show Penny considering an abortion, writing:

"(V)iewers find out Penny has been secretly pregnant, and never see her find out the news or contemplate what it means for her. Instead, they see a character who has repeatedly stated her desire not to have children suddenly do an about-face for no discernible reason—cheerful and ready to bear children. Given the recent, alarming wave of punitive abortion restrictions cropping up across the country, including one that passed in Alabama just this week, this might be the worst possible time to drop a story in which a female character gets accidentally pregnant and does not once contemplate her options."

Imagine calling yourself pro "choice" but melting down into a screeching rage because a fictional character on a fictional comedy chose life.
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