1. OMG!!! The white baby supply is running out so we need to restrict women’s choices.
Instead of treating women are sub-human baby creators, maybe we should form a culture that supports parents and children, or at least doesn’t treat women who breast-feed like they have an infectious disease. If you want a higher birth rate, create an environment that improves women’s choices.
2. It’s just a joke!
What they really mean is (a) It’s just a joke, even if the express purpose of my joke was to make you feel bad about yourself, my amusement is more important than your self-esteem and/ or (b) This statement means that any guilt I might have over making you feel bad/ angry/ annoyed is henceforth dissolved while making clear to everyone else in the room what a stick-in-the-mud you are. *is not bringing personal issues into this at all*
3. Obama/ Joss Whedon/ Matt Damon is the Sparkly Feminist Messiah!
For obvious reasons.