Just when you think they couldn’t stoop any lower.
This is the image that, according to the Huffington Post, is set to appear on 30 billboards in the South side of Chicago, President Obama’s political home.
There are so many huge issues facing our world today that could be addressed with the thousands of dollars going into these billboards. Maternal mortality. Fetal mortality. Appallingly high rates of incarceration. Poverty. Violence. Environmental disasters. War. Focusing so exclusively on the choices of women is appallingly misogynist, and their focus on the choices of black women is appallingly racist.
For background on the movement behind these billboards, check out my article for Colorlines.