Twitter Says Candace Owens Needs Sex Ed After Anatomically Ridiculous Tweet
Not all sex education programs are created equally, and it’s entirely possible for people to make it to adulthood without a complete understanding of human reproductive anatomy, including the names of parts of it and exactly how those parts function. Right-wing commentator Candace Owens got taken back to class after she tweeted anatomical improbabilities following Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s Grammy performance.
Owens tweeted to attack the duo, making a reference to the sexist trope of ordering a woman to make a sandwich, and to their Grappy performance of WAP — a song that has upset other conservative commentators who find the notion of women in control of their own sexuality obscene.
If you think making your husband a sandwich is a sin, but popping your vagina into another woman’s vagina in front of the world is power— you are a lost soul.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
However, Twitter users were on hand to school her on ways the human body works — or at least, on one way that it doesn’t.
lmao we need to have a discussion about the lack of sexual education in this country https://t.co/VVfOaIG4DG
— Nathalie Baptiste (@nhbaptiste) March 17, 2021
Why do right wing dumdums always talk about human sexuality like they’ve never actually encountered a human body.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) March 17, 2021
Candace… vaginas aren’t like potato head toys.
You can’t just pop them into one another.
It’s just… science. pic.twitter.com/ruSmN1Jhb6
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) March 17, 2021
Most of the responses were purely mocking, simply laughing at Owens for a blatant error on labeling of body parts, bringing up Mr. Potato Head (one of the other two issues conservatives seem to care about at the moment), or demanding instructions.
I think you might have failed “shapes match” in pre-K
— Louise Mensch, M.A. (@LouiseMensch) March 17, 2021
I don't think you have a very good grasp of female anatomy, pet.
— Bertha (Staying in her Attic) Mason (@ThornfieldHall) March 17, 2021
Like potato head toy parts!!!!!!
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) March 17, 2021
How does one pop one's vagina into another woman's vagina? – asking for everyone who has a vagina, has seen a vagina, or even has a rather vague idea of how vaginas work
— Mimi Williams (@MimiProbably) March 16, 2021
Can't comment on husband matters but is "popping your vagina into another woman’s vagina" a new lesbian craze I'm yet to discover? Asking for a friend. 😏
— Dr Krispy Oz 🇦🇺🏳️🌈😷💉 (@KrispyOz31) March 17, 2021
A few, however, tried to impart some actual information that Owens’ sex ed classes might have missed, although it’s not clear whether anyone who actually needed to learn was listening.
My wife says she thinks you mean vulva. 🤷♂️
— Duncan Trussell: inventor (@duncantrussell) March 16, 2021
I'm happy to point people toward educational sources if they're confused, but for everyone missing the joke here:
vaginas are on the inside of the body
— Evan (very tired) (@evantessuraea) March 17, 2021
Of course, some people pointed out how the ridiculous tweet fit into the current conservative modus operandi, in which being right matters less than being heard.
Modern conservatism is perpetual burlesque of deliberately and/or inadvertently misunderstanding things very loudly Pt. XXX.
— Jared Lipof (@jaredlipof) March 16, 2021
Where is the spate of accusations that spouses doing for each other is a “sin”?
Y’all keep fighting wars that nobody else is waging. Dr. Seuss, WAP, Potatohead … no wonder y’all cling to Trump, you don’t even know what you stand for without a tv host and a laugh track.
— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) March 17, 2021
Cardi B herself responded to the tweet very seriously, addressing not the sexual aspect, but the misogyny. She gently explained to Owens that making a sandwich isn’t a “sin” to those on the left, but the sexist trope is damaging to women, and particularly should be understood by a woman living in an era where she can use said trope to promote herself and her new television program.
It’s not a sin but claiming “That’s what a woman supposed to do set us women Black or white to hundreds of years back. You have your own show and voice because women fought for years for us to be free to do what we please NOT to be in a kitchen being submissive to a man . https://t.co/EwLVNCeCx8
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021