It’s just such a different mindset that I don’t even know how to argue with this person.
“Empower”, to be the dictionary asshole, means the authority or power to do something. I think colloquially it’s become more of an emotion or something from within, but even in that context, I think this is pretty inaccurate.
The second part of the quote (what is this quoting?) is even more obnoxious. The right wing interpretation of feminism (not that I’m suggesting I have the One True interpretation) is so bizarrely backwards. I think the term “sexuality” can include all forms of sexual and reproductive health, but it’s pretty clear that this sentence just means “if you wanna get your fuck on without being judged, just buy your own damn anti-baby pills”, not anything about the health benefits of birth control.
She’s a nice girl. Bryant and I hang out with her and her husband once in a blue moon. Guess we better just stick to talking about movies and pizza toppings.