Thursday afternoon, Shonda Rhimes ripped into Mike Huckabee after the former Arkansas governor made comments criticizing what he considers government patronizing toward women and reproductive health.
Huckabee said that democrat officials view women as unable to control their urges and wholly, exclusively dependent upon the government for subsidized birth control.
“Women I know are outraged that the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication,” Huckabee said. “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”
“Women I know are mart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anybody else can do,” Huckabee said. “Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, that’s a war for them.”
In response to Huckabee, Rhimes had this to say:
“I want Mike Huckabee to wake up tomorrow having suddenly grown a vagina. Then I wanna deny his vagina proper medical care and birth control while making crazy statements about his libido. And see how he likes it.,” Rhimes wrote onWhoSay.
She also had a few words of advice to a follower who thought her language was too vulgar:
In a statement to TheWrap, Huckabee said the comments to which Rhimes reacted to were taken of context and missed the point of what he was trying to say about how Democrats regard women:
“Ms. Rhimes’ comment seems to be directed at the misquotations of my speech which were made by certain members of the media. Even they were forced to admit they got it wrong and had to issue a correction. Maybe Ms. Rhimes will issue a correction as well.
As a strong, and powerful woman, I believe Ms. Rhimes would agree that women are not helpless, and they have the capacity to manage their lives without the intervention of big government. The real scandal is the fact that Democrats continue to portray the women of America as helpless victims of gender who need government assistance in order to manage their reproductive systems. I think far more highly of women than that.”