Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Politically Correct Scene from "The Godfather"

Courtesy of Popehat. Go read the whole thing.
Inside, Sonny, Clemenza, and Tessio were waiting. Sonny came to Zach, and took the young student-columnist's head into his hands, saying kiddingly, "Beautiful, beautiful, that police captain sure knocked you up real good."

It was Tom who spoke first, over the stunned objections of Clemenza and Tessio: "Sonny, 'knocked up' is an outdated phrase used by anti-woman bigots and mansplainers to describe pregnancy. It implies, to right-thinking people, an element of physical violence, and if I may say so, using that term is a monstrous form of Hate Speech. It denigrates women, and it denigrates choice, the choice that each woman has to decide for herself whether to terminate an unwanted fetus."
“We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.”

2 comments:

  1. “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”
    -Mario Puzo "The Godfather"

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