#DrHobbyLobby Hilariously Highlights The Absurdity of The Supreme Court Ruling
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Hobby Lobby's right to deny women's insurance coverage for necessary health care products, lots and lots of people are rightly pissed off (including our hero forever, Ruth Bader Ginsberg). Laying aside even the fact that corporations should not have religious rights, given that if they worship anything it is the almighty dollar, there's also the fact that letting a company that sells arts and crafts supplies determine what is or is not medically necessary for its female employees is just outrageous. And to prove that point, women have been using the #DrHobbyLobby hashtag to tweet their medical questions at the supply store, since clearly they think they know best.
The hashtag has only been gaining momentum the past few days, with medical questions pouring in. After all, Hobby Lobby clearly thinks it understands medical care better than those pesky medical professionals who say that the birth control methods Hobby Lobby objects to are not, in fact, causing abortions. By that logic, shouldn't we be taking all our health questions to the retail giant? Maybe they should consider opening a health clinic in the glitter aisle to help dispense all this unique medical knowledge they've got stored up. Or they could just respond to the questions on the #DrHobbyLobby thread.
The hashtag was started shortly after the Supreme Court's decision by Twitter user @ctrible when she tweeted this:
And before you know it, the idea had caught fire.
There were also a disturbing number of tweets referencing the ways in which certain Hobby Lobby products could be used for do-it-yourself abortions.
Plenty of other people, on the other hand, took the tag in a distinctly religious direction. Which will happen when you decide that the religious rules you observe should also be forced on your employees.
If there is any justice in this country, this decision will be struck down again before the rest of the corporations in America decide that they're "Christian," too, in an effort to stop shelling out for those pesky women's health care needs. Until then, the tweets just keep on coming.