The New York Instances celebrated the vulgar however the oh-so-young-and-hip social media mockery of pro-life protesters on the entrance of the Thursday Kinds part in “Abortion Rights Activists Take a Youthful Turn,” by Jessica Grose, who’s unbelievably the “parenting” columnist for the paper.

In a TikTok filmed in August exterior of a girls’s well being middle in Charlotte, N.C., the uncensored model of the mid-Nineteen Nineties novelty rap track “Brief, Brief Man,” by Gillette blares: “Eenie weenie teenie weenie shriveled little brief, brief man.”

The digital camera is concentrated on a middle-aged white man in sun shades, who’s holding a poster depicting what seems to be a fetus with the phrase “abortion” printed on it. The caption on the video reads, “don’t fear, the quantity was turned all the best way up so he may hear :-)”

That can present that “middle-aged white man”!

This is only one of a collection of viral movies by Alex Cueto, 19, an abortion clinic defender with the group Charlotte for Alternative. She posts movies of her confrontations with abortion protesters on TikTok as @alexthefeminist, to a big viewers. The “Brief, Brief Man” video, which was filmed exterior of A Most popular Girls’s Well being Middle, has over 4 million views.

Extra well-known is the TikTok during which Ms. Cueto recites the lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s bawdy hit “WAP,” whereas an opponent of abortion reads the Bible exterior the clinic.

“We deal with these protesters like they’re a joke already,” Ms. Cueto mentioned in an interview. “We don’t give them that sense of ethical superiority.”

Ms. Cueto, who grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Charlotte, is considered one of many Gen Z campaigners for abortion rights who use social media to impress their friends….


In accordance with an American Psychological Affiliation Survey carried out in August, 64 % of Gen Z grownup girls say {that a} doable change in abortion legal guidelines is a supply of stress for them in 2020. The affirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative, on the Supreme Court docket quickly after, additionally invigorated abortion rights proponents who worry that Roe v. Wade could also be in danger.

The identical paper that celebrated maskless, un-distanced protests by Black Lives Matter, which frequently degenerated into violence and looting, pivoted to criticizing pro-life protesters who broke zealous native Covid restrictions.

However whereas escorts nonetheless by and huge take a nonconfrontational method to coping with anti-abortion protesters, so-called defenders, like Ms. Cueto, act extra as counterprotesters.


And for the reason that pandemic started, “we’ve seen a rise in harassment and tried clinic invasions and other people exhibiting as much as scream and protest and shout unmasked,” mentioned Katherine Ragsdale, 62, the president and chief govt of the Nationwide Abortion Federation.


In March, 4 males who’re a part of the [pro-life group] Love Life group had been charged with violating a stay-at-home order in Greensboro, N.C. Ms. Hales, of the clinic, mentioned it was not unusual to see 90 anti-abortion advocates gathered exterior the clinic on a typical day earlier this 12 months when the state was way more locked down with coronavirus restrictions.

The Instances additionally gave its pro-abortion slant away in Saturday’s lead Worldwide story from Buenos Aires by Daniel Politi, “In Push for Women’s Rights, Argentina Weighs Bill Legalizing Abortion.” Each the headline and story made a dishonest conflation of “girls’s rights” with “abortion.”

Argentine lawmakers took a serious step on Friday towards legalizing abortion and fulfilling a promise of President Alberto Fernández, who has made girls’s rights a central tenet of his authorities….Because the pandemic hit girls particularly onerous, making them the bulk among the many newly unemployed, Argentina led the best way because the nation that has taken the best variety of gender-sensitive measures to reply to the disaster, in line with a database by the United Nations Improvement Program….Argentina’s elevated give attention to gender equality comes at a time when different nations within the area are additionally ensuring girls have a voice in authorities choices.