After the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion that indicates that the Supreme Court is getting ready to ignore precedence and overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that enshrined a woman’s right to determine their own reproductive destiny as a constitutional imperative, some Republicans are showing their true misogynistic colors in their responses to the news. Take accused sex offender Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), for instance.
Gaetz posted to Twitter this bit of regressive and stereotypical questioning about the profile of pro-choice women upset by the anticipated rollback of their hard-earned rights to control their own bodies, as only a man who has allegedly paid under-aged girls for sex through his Venmo account could.
One might reply with the question of how many men celebrating this historic rollback of civil rights are under-educated incels who have to pay women to have sex with them after their tax-payer-funded expense account dinners, but that would be a low blow to the likes of Rep. Gaetz.
Naturally, a revealing tweet like the one that Gaetz so foolishly and thoughtlessly posted would not go unresponded to by the women whom he so sneeringly denigrates and their enlightened male allies.
Here is a sample of the blowback that Florida’s favorite right-wing extremist and Trump toady received after his ill-conceived and thoroughly sexist post.
Misogyny, what does it look like? pic.twitter.com/ZZZJbMdkn3
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 4, 2022
Matt Gaetz has been mad at people on dating apps ever since they shut down his favorite, Club Penguin pic.twitter.com/DcmhcoEsTf
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) May 4, 2022
I cant express how weird it is that Matt Gaetz would compose a tweet making fun of "over-educated" women simply because he prefers them to be 10 years old & in the 5th grade.
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏴☠️🔥 (@KylaInTheBurgh) May 4, 2022
This is the congressman who is under federal investigation for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and for paying for women to travel across state lines to have sex, which violates sex-trafficking laws. https://t.co/E5rRdAKcxS https://t.co/2HVEtGgzJy
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) May 4, 2022
There’s nothing that terrifies drunken pedophile sex trafficking coke-orgy enthusiast traitor dunce Matt Gaetz more than over-educated women. pic.twitter.com/iT7iLz34Mq
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) May 4, 2022
— Sari Beth Rosenberg (@saribethrose) May 4, 2022
Good morning to all you over-educated women out there, or as Matt Gaetz would put it: any woman who's graduated high school.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) May 4, 2022
Raise your hand if you're over 18, over-educated, and marked safe from sexual predator Matt Gaetz.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) May 4, 2022
Matt Gaetz’ “over-educated” tweet is a confession: They want to overturn Roe in order to have even more control over their prey. pic.twitter.com/Ekjt2dk8yR
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 4, 2022
It doesn't surprise me that Matt Gaetz has a problem with educated women; because it now makes sense why he supports Marjorie Taylor Greene.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 4, 2022
How many GOP dudes celebrating overturning Roe v Wade are really just under-educated, overly fore-headed millennial bros going back home to their adopted ‘son’s’ they use to host parties for HS girls while they Venmo cash to their latest underage victims? @mattgaetz
— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) May 4, 2022
Calling women “over-educated” for caring about their basic freedoms is a pretty concise way to expose how anti-women, anti-education, and anti-freedom the Republican Party really is.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) May 4, 2022
Matt used Venmo to pay for sex trafficking minors. He belongs in jail not tweeting this garbage.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) May 4, 2022
This is revelatory. And let's just be clear: it's how most of his party view women: as nothing more than vessels for men's pleasure and procreation. Getting an education defeats the prime directive of being young, dumb, barefoot and pregnant. Now you see why this guy dates teens. https://t.co/wjWlx5LZL2
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) May 4, 2022
— Tara Dublin 🇺🇦🌻 (@taradublinrocks) May 4, 2022
Matt Gaetz not only loves to pay for sex with underage women he also likes to think anyone who won't sleep with him is simply a spinster. pic.twitter.com/u90HxFMfcn
— 💀ProChoiceViking💀 (@DeathMetalV) May 4, 2022
Here comes pedophile Matt Gaetz, being mad that women are smart. How many abortions has he paid for? https://t.co/4IqB1Ao98A
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸🌻🇺🇦 (@ImSpeaking13) May 4, 2022
What EXACTLY does an over-educated Woman look like? Does she have the ability to detect a lecherous, pathetic, child sex trafficking creep easily?
You don't need a college education for that, Captain Venmo.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 4, 2022
Omg! He is pathetic! Not a shred of dignity. Fvcking low class white trash pedophile.
— Marla W (@marla_vous) May 4, 2022
Yes, “low-class white trash pedophile” and “lecherous, pathetic, child sex trafficking creep” seem to be widely shared assessments of the controversial Florida congressional space-waster and minor dating aficionado.
At this point, it really must be said that it is only by ridding Congress of the likes of Matt Gaetz and his extremist cohorts like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Paul Gosar, and the many others too numerous to mention that will put our nation back on a path to reproductive freedom and equality among genders.
Hold onto your anger as you cast your vote in the November midterms and flush this garbage out of office.
Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.