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  1. Alexa
    Alexa January 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Just when you think they couldn’t get any more ridiculous, someone steps up to prove that wrong.

    You have to wonder if these morons don’t realize that this kind of apeshittery is why some people elected to vote for Obama to begin with this year. I, too, will drive down to Daly City just to pick up a box of these simply because these pinheads did this.

  2. Jill
    Jill January 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm | *

    I believe I’m on the record re: my hatred for donuts, but this may make me go buy a Krispy Kreme and give it to someone else.

  3. ks
    ks January 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    That is just precious. Because really, I get to pick what kind of free donut I want means that Krispy Kreme wants me to have an abortion?

    Their donuts aren’t even all that good, but now I’m wishing that the one in town here hadn’t closed down. Because I’d also go get my very own abortion donut on Tuesday.

  4. Tom Foolery
    Tom Foolery January 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm |


    Independent of the actual viewpoint of the group (i.e. wrong), this isn’t so different similar shenanigans pulled by stuff progressives do — like when everybody got all in a tizzy when Joe the Plumber/Israeli War Correspondent said Obama had “a tap dance…almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr.”

    Not to say the ALL isn’t being very, very silly here. Just that it’s a silliness not uncommon in political discourse.

  5. Tom Foolery
    Tom Foolery January 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    Wow, my syntax is just all over the place up there. My apologies.

  6. Kyra
    Kyra January 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    Mmm . . . tastes like women who don’t know their place!

    If I wasn’t bisexual already . . . wow, independent women taste as good as donuts?!

  7. SarahMC
    SarahMC January 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    I had my boyfriend crying in laughter as I read their press release over the phone last night. Bonkers.
    Plz to boycot, fundies, as I’d rather not have to stand behind you in line anyway.

  8. Ledasmom
    Ledasmom January 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    What nonsense. Those doughnuts don’t look like they have one ounce of real fetus in them. How good could they possibly be?

  9. victoria
    victoria January 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm |

    Apples and racist-minstrel-stereotype-oranges, Tom Foolery.

  10. jj
    jj January 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    A lot of the Pro-lifers are trying to get people to send Krispy Kreme emails in protest over this. I say we send emails in support (mentioning we hope they DO mean freedom of choice with regards to reproductive justice).

  11. akeeyu
    akeeyu January 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    Uh, I…uh…what? They got all that out of the word “choice”?

    I’d hate to go shopping with one of those idiots. “Should I get the blue or the green shirt? This is a hard choice!” “OMG ABORTION!” “WTF?”

  12. Mike the Mad Biologist
    Mike the Mad Biologist January 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    So what are we to infer about multiple choice tests?

    Massacre of the Innocents, indeed…

  13. J.D.
    J.D. January 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    Mmm . . . tastes like women who don’t know their place!

    Absolutely the funniest thing I have read today. Brilliant!

  14. Phrone
    Phrone January 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    I had to read that press release so many times over before I understood what they were actually saying. >< Even then it was still a “Wait, what?” moment.

    So, yeah, I’m going to find a local Krispy Kreme and get one…mmm, abortion doughnuts.

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  16. Ryan Class of '11
    Ryan Class of '11 January 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    I’m wondering why you haven’t figured it out. Barack Obama is not pro-life nor pro-choice, he is pro-america. he is your damn president. he is my president. i supported him and worked local for his campaign. this guy fought through the shit of racial tension, and is still fighting though he’s had more death threats than anyother president? besides women get abortions, presidents don’t make them abort.

  17. lavender spats
    lavender spats January 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    Wait, Ryan, who hasn’t figured it out? I think everyone here is pretty darn clear on Obama’s policy statements and voting record. If, however, you’re joining in the eye-rolling at the American Life League, then by all means, continue!

  18. hbsweet
    hbsweet January 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm |

    I’ll have my abortion doughnut, and wash it down with some contraception coffee.

  19. Kristin
    Kristin January 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    What is it about donuts that appeals to batshit rightwingers? Didn’t you all post something about that Dunkin’ Donuts ad with Rachael Ray wearing what the Religious Right deemed to be a “keffiyah”? Only it was actually a paisley scarf?

    Anyway, I can vouch for Krispy Kreme being a right-leaning apolitical corporation. I’m from NC where it was started, and I know.

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  22. Lauren
    Lauren January 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm |

    Glazed or no?

  23. Angiportus
    Angiportus January 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    In my experience, Krispy Kremes suck. In sympathy with you folks, tomorrow I will go to a good bakery and have myself a pro-choice spiral-thingie-with-maple-frosting.

  24. Kristin
    Kristin January 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    Krispy Kreme donuts are only good if you go to one of their stores and eat them right away while they’re still hot. There’s nothing better than that, though… They melt in your mouth. Seriously.

  25. Kyra
    Kyra January 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    Barack Obama is not pro-life nor pro-choice, he is pro-america.

    I do believe he is all three. (Yes, American Life League and assorted other antiabortion groups: I said it. Pro-choice includes pro-contraception, which prevents more abortions than banning abortion ever will. Ergo, Obama is both, and he does pro-life a whole hell of a lot better than you lot—especially when you’re ranting about donuts.

  26. ThickRedGlasses
    ThickRedGlasses January 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm |

    “Just an unfortunate choice of words?”

    Oooo! She said “choice!” I’m gonna tell on her!

  27. Ellen
    Ellen January 17, 2009 at 1:19 am |


    “Mmm . . . tastes like women who don’t know their place!”

    and this:

    “I’ll have my abortion doughnut, and wash it down with some contraception coffee.”

    both made me spit out my drink laughing.


  28. Michelle
    Michelle January 17, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Well it’s about time they embraced the anti-choice label, and being against the very word “choice”, might just be saying more about them than they care to reveal.

  29. Jovan1984
    Jovan1984 January 17, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    I’ve just now posted an action alert on my blog about this. Contact Krispy Kreme and tell them to resist the American Life League’s bully tactics.

  30. W. Kiernan
    W. Kiernan January 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    OMG I bought a London broil today, and it says right on the sticker “USDA Choice”!!!1!

    I am so going to avoid making any wise cracks about how independent women taste.

  31. 10G
    10G January 18, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    “I’ll have my abortion doughnut, and wash it down with some contraception coffee.”

    I’m SO with you, hbsweet! Only problem, no Krispy K’s locally ’round my neck of the woods….so you may just have to eat an extra for me. :)

  32. Tony P
    Tony P January 18, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    Let me preface my comment by saying that I have 12 years of Catholic schools in my background. Occasionally we’d discuss the churches stance on birth control and their method, namely the rhythm method. I had numerous Christian Brothers plainly state that people who used that method were also called parents.

    The Christian Fundamentalists these days want abstinence, no birth control and are anti-abortion.

    So let me pose another question to them, what would they do with the additional 50 million people had they not been aborted?

    I am pro-choice, always have been, always will be. Until the churches stop interfering with hormonal sex drives and allowing open use of birth control up to and including abortion, I won’t stop.

  33. Allytude
    Allytude January 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Lesbian Soup, Abortion donuts, don’t you liberals leave ANYTHING? I want mine please

  34. Rick
    Rick January 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    Tastiest abortion I’ve had this week!

    Too bad there’s no 12 Step for Stupid……..

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