“Invasion by birth canal”

This is most distressing sexist/racist quote I’ve read in a while:

“It’s invasion by birth canal,” the leader of a California anti-immigrant ballot initiative told the Los Angeles Times. The head of an anti-immigrant group in Virginia called for an investigation into “whether or not illegal aliens have a preferred breeding season.”


Via Jezebel.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/mighty-ponygirl/ Mighty Ponygirl

    Holy crap, that’s a disturbing use of imagery. Although, it does remind me of an onion article.

    Seriously, between this, and the recent Phylis S. quote about Obama raising up a generation of poor folk voters to lock in the Democrats for decades to come, the right is tipping their hand vis-a-vis reproductive choice. After all, if life is sacred and precious, how can they rationalize away the extreme racist caveats that we’ve been seeing the last couple of days? I mean, we always knew that was the subtext, but it’s becoming the text. The only reason they can be comfortable letting that happen is gambling that the mainstreaming of racist and anti-immigrant sentiment has made this acceptable to talk about openly.

  • http://feministing.com/members/mlemac28/ Emily

    And yet, if any of those immigrant women wanted to use birth control or have an abortion, these same people would be lined up outside the planned parenthood, shouting at them not to go in.

  • http://feministing.com/members/tigerrose13/ Kimberly

    This quote is distressing and disgusting. What more can I say? It’s hypersexualization of Latinos, that’s what it is. “Breeding season”? What, are they talking about animals or human beings? Sickening.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/aydan/ Aydan

    … “breeding season”? Like estrus? Like livestock??

    Whatever happened to upholding the integrity of the Constitution? I guess that’s only when it’s convenient…?