Actress Margaret Cho is speaking out about her concerns with the state of the United States.
After the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion seemingly set on overturning Roe v. Wade, many are considered that women’s rights will only be the first to be repealed.
In a new op-ed published in The Hollywood Reporter, the “All-American Girl” actress is concerned about the state of the nation should Roe v. Wade be repealed.
Margaret Cho Says ‘We Still Have Far To Go’ For Equality
The 53-year-old stand-up comedian from San Francisco, California, explained, “I have been going to Gay Pride since 1978, so I have seen a lot!”
She noticed that Pride celebrations have become “much bigger and more elaborate” with “a lot more focus on diversity within the community.” She also noticed “a lot more engagement with intersectionality, which I really appreciate.”
“The Flight Attendant” actress said that she also noticed “a lot more joy around everything,” which she called “amazing.” However, she had to admit that the community “must be stronger than ever now.”
Cho wrote, “Where we are in the entertainment industry is actually a great place in terms of looking to diversity and nuance.”
“That is really important,” she continued. “It is undeniable how far we have come. But we still have far to go.”
The “Good on Paper” star went on the call the Republican Party “incredibly irrational,” adding that they seem “to want to legislate trans people out of existence.”
“It is just demonic,” she wrote. “I do not like to even think about what their motives are. But whatever issue it is, they blame it on the trans community. They blame it on the queer community. They blame everything on us, which makes no sense.”
The “Fire Island” actress said that “it is important to know that if the Supreme Court can overturn Roe v. Wade, they can definitely overturn so many things that we count on as queer people to even signify equality.”
She said that “we are not even close to equality, but now we are being pushed back on so hard by this right-wing insanity that believes that we are actually taking over.”
“Which is never the case,” she pointed out. “It has never been that, and it is never going to be that.”
Margaret Cho Is ‘Absolutely Astonished’ That Roe v. Wade Might Be Repealed
Cho went on to call herself “livid” and “absolutely astonished” that the Supreme Court would even consider repealing Roe v. Wade.
She called it “disgusting,” adding that “they have done this methodically, chipping away at our rights and our Constitution. And it is the tiny continual victories they have won that we have really let slide.”
“It is coming from the Democratic [Party] place of not even dignifying things with a response because we are just so above it that we are not going to stoop down to their level,” she added.
Cho said that it is “starting to take shape that we are leaning back into this patriarchal heteronormative kind of government that can regulate who we are as people.”
Cho encouraged her fans and supporters “to stay together and fight for justice in all of these avenues because they all lead back to the same thing, which is loss of freedom for all of us.”
“It does not matter what organization you back, as long as you are doing something,” she explained. “Abortion Access Front is a great resource. We are creating spaces of safety for women who are getting abortions in states that are starting to outlaw abortions.”
Cho concluded her op-ed on the polarizing issue, writing, “It is time to stop it, stoop to their level and really sling that mud and get down there and fight.”
“Because we cannot be polite and allow these things to happen anymore,” she added. “We cannot imagine that we are living in a polite society because we are not. It’s time to really take a stand.”