“In response to the controversy surrounding Harrison Butker’s commencement speech at Benedictine College, the NFL distanced itself from the ideas expressed in the speech, saying the league doesn’t share the beliefs the Kansas City Chiefs kicker voiced while addressing the graduating students. During the commencement speech, Butker referred to Pride Month as an example of the ‘deadly sins.’ He also addressed gender ideologies and said a woman’s most important title is ‘homemaker.’” — The Athletic

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1. “Men set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction, and chaos set in.”

2. “The spectacles women used to make of themselves. Oiling themselves like roast meat on a spit, and bare backs and shoulders, on the street, in public, and legs, not even stockings on them, no wonder these things used to happen.”

3. “Things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values in media, all stem from the pervasiveness of disorder.”

4. “Think of the trouble they had before. Don’t you remember the singles’ bars, the indignity of high school blind dates? The meat market… Some of them were desperate, they starved themselves thin or pumped their breasts full of silicone, had their noses cut off. Think of the human misery.”

5. “The world around us says that we should keep our beliefs to ourselves whenever they go against the tyranny of diversity, equity, and inclusivity.”

6. “Racist fears provided some of the emotional fuel that allowed the takeover to succeed as well as it did.”

7. “There is nothing good about playing God with having children—whether that be your ideal number or the perfect time to conceive.”

8. “No woman in her right mind, these days, would seek to prevent a birth, should she be so lucky as to conceive.”

9. “Be unapologetic in your masculinity, fighting against the cultural emasculation of men.”

10. “There is no such thing as a sterile man anymore, not officially. There are only women who are fruitful and women who are barren, that’s the law.”

11. “Some of you [women] may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.”

12. “[Women] are two-legged wombs, that’s all: sacred vessels, ambulatory chalices.”

13. “I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say that her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother.”

14. “What we prayed for was emptiness, so we would be worthy to be filled: with grace, with love, with self-denial, semen, and babies.”

15. “Isabelle’s dream of having a career might not have come true, but if you asked her today if she has any regrets on her decision, she would laugh out loud, without hesitation, and say, ‘Heck, no.’”

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Handmaid’s Tale: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
Harrison Butker: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15