There's nothing funny about the current political attack on the uterus—or, perhaps more honestly, the attack on the votes attached to those uteri—but sometimes a situation just gets so surreal that all you can do is laugh.
It can be infuriating watching laws get written into, and out of, existence with little-to-no basis in fact, evidence or reality. The feeling of watching completely uninformed legislators and pro-birth activists argue about your right to your own body is beyond maddening.
That can be especially true when that uninformed opinion is so wildly off the mark that it's embarrassing.
Like this person, who angrily tweeted about NBA star Dwyane Wade. They seem to believe Wade has overstepped his place as an athlete—first by having a trans child and now by getting "caught up in the abortion thing vs Roe."
They believe that the basketball player is somehow involved in the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case ... that happened almost a decade before his birth.
They commented on a video posted by Variety—a video in which Wade simply answered the question the interviewer asked him.
He\u2019s commenting on this and now I hear he is caught up in the abortion thing vs Roe. Why is he involved in all this.— Eddy Brian (@Eddy Brian) 1651550168
Yea the boy became a \u201cgirl\u201d but that does not mean he can have an abortion. He does not need to have his name on the Supreme Court case.— Eddy Brian (@Eddy Brian) 1651590179
Sorry that I don\u2019t want Dwayne Wade opening up abortion clinics in public high schools.— Eddy Brian (@Eddy Brian) 1651671075
Sometimes, all you can really do is laugh to keep from crying, right?
So Twitter, in an act of self-preservation perhaps, activated roast mode.
And it was glorious.
My brother in Christ are you aware that Dwayne Wade is not, in fact, the Wade in Roe v. Wade?— JRR Tokin' \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@JRR Tokin' \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1651722832
Ah yes...everyone knows the famous case of Roe v. 13 time NBA All Star Dwayne Wade\n\nSeriously, perhaps we should discuss restricting internet access to idiots before we place restrictions on uteruseshttps://twitter.com/Eddy_Brian11/status/1521337787588431874\u00a0\u2026— Noelle \ud83d\udc13\ud83c\udf77 (@Noelle \ud83d\udc13\ud83c\udf77) 1651734405
This is the most incredible thing to come from the fact that SCOTUS is a hellholehttps://twitter.com/ihatethiskid/status/1521716620707516416\u00a0\u2026— Dana Michelotti (@Dana Michelotti) 1651809304
Maybe America should focus on its education system and not women\u2019s body\u2019s because https://twitter.com/Eddy_Brian11/status/1521844909568925696\u00a0\u2026— \ud835\udd24\u53c8 (@\ud835\udd24\u53c8) 1651709704
These people have the same voting power as us y'alls.https://twitter.com/ihatethiskid/status/1521716620707516416\u00a0\u2026— hawapowa (@hawapowa) 1651759882
Honestly, Roe v D Wade wouldn\u2019t even be contest. Jane Roe wasn\u2019t even that tall and she\u2019s been dead since 2017. He could dunk on her all day.https://twitter.com/Eddy_Brian11/status/1521337787588431874\u00a0\u2026— Chris Paul Atreides (@Chris Paul Atreides) 1651697534
Hell yeah brother! No need to open abortion clinics in institutions you never graduated from let alone ever attended!!https://twitter.com/eddy_brian11/status/1521844909568925696\u00a0\u2026— Jake Karmel (@Jake Karmel) 1651695699
I'm continuously baffled by this phenomenon. Years ago someone created a search engine that you can literally ask any question you want and yet here we are.— Vaxxed & Happy Ready to Travel (@Vaxxed & Happy Ready to Travel) 1651722215
The way I\u2019m cackling because wtf is this nation I\u2019m tired. Ima sit this one out and go sit in my room and eat fruit. I can\u2019t deal anymore. https://twitter.com/ihatethiskid/status/1521716620707516416\u00a0\u2026— La Reina (@La Reina) 1651736847
https://twitter.com/Eddy_Brian11/status/1521337787588431874\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/v1pNd0rSO4— Mike\u2026 From\u2026 Queens (@Mike\u2026 From\u2026 Queens) 1651619248
I felt my brain ooze down to my spleen. https://twitter.com/ihatethiskid/status/1521716620707516416\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/tqchq5Ujrl— \u2022\u266c\u2022 \ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd67\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd60\ud835\udd63 \ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd54\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd60 \u2022\u266b\u2022 (@\u2022\u266c\u2022 \ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd67\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd60\ud835\udd63 \ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd54\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd55\ud835\udd60 \u2022\u266b\u2022) 1651772405
It's not often that we're rendered speechless around here ... but yeah... we got nothing.
There's just nothing to say when you're not even playing with the same deck of cards, you know?
We, like most folks, opted to just laugh, hydrate and try not to let this get our blood pressure up.