Gamergate personality and failed political candidate Briana Wu recently maligned adoption claiming it serves “rich, white churchgoing Christians,” and described is a “pipeline of giving children to families intolerant of difference.”
Wu wrote on her Twitter account, “People talk about adoption like it’s a panacea for losing abortion. Well, I was adopted. Adoptees don’t have our stories told in media, so let me tell you what it’s really like. It’s a lifelong wound that never leaves you. You lose a piece of yourself permanently, like a limb.”
She continued, “When people talk about their family lineage, or relatives they resemble – you feel panic, alienation and loss. There’s a pain of having been thrown away that haunts you through your entire life. The first thing you learn is disconnection as a coping mechanism.”
In her next tweet she wrote, “And that’s before you even get into who gets to adopt. Know who the adoption system is built to serve? Rich, white churchgoing Christians. ”
She then asserted, “So, you’re talking about a pipeline of giving children to families intolerant of difference.”
Wu concluded her thread writing, “I’m an adult now, and my adoption is very it’s hard to talk about. I have no doubt that my decision to not have kids is directly tied to the trauma of having been adopted.”
“So, just know that every adoption involves trauma for the child, and trauma for the parent,” she finished.
Pope John Paul II, now a canonized Saint, spoke in 2000 at The Meeting of the Adoptive Families organized by the Missionaries of Charity on the joy of adoption, which directly contradicts Wu’s claim that every adoption involves trauma.
He stated, “To adopt a child is a great work of love. When it is done, much is given, but much is also received. It is a true exchange of gifts.”
He later added, “Adopting children, regarding and treating them as one’s own children, means recognizing that the relationship between parents and children is not measured only by genetic standards. Procreative love is first and foremost a gift of self. There is a form of “procreation” which occurs through acceptance, concern and devotion.”
“The resulting relationship is so intimate and enduring that it is in no way inferior to one based on a biological connection. When this is also juridically protected, as it is in adoption, in a family united by the stable bond of marriage, it assures the child that peaceful atmosphere and that paternal and maternal love which he needs for his full human development,” he declared.
As for Wu’s attack on adoption because she believes “rich, white churchgoing Christians” are adopting, it’s unclear where that claim is coming from.
Health and Human Services reported that across the United States for Fiscal Year 2016 only 68.6% of adoptions were made by married couples. Unmarried couples made up 3.2% of adoptions, single females accounted for 24.8% of adoptions, and single men accounting for 3.5% of adoptions.
The government also reported that only 13.9% of adoptions were made by a non-relative. 52.1% were made by a foster parent, .1% by a step-parent, and 33.9% by a relative other than the parents.
The Children’s Bureau did not provide data on the religion or ethnicity of the parents who have adopted children.
Wu is known for making absurd and outlandish claims, with the most infamous regarding rocks being dropped onto earth from the moon having the power of 100s of nuclear bombs.
In 2017, she responded to a report about SpaceX planning to launch a mission to the moon writing, “This is being covered as a fun hijink for rich people, but the idea of a private corporation having access to moon should give you pause.”
In a series of deleted tweeted captured by Uberfeminist, Wu added, “The Moon is probably the most tactically valuable military ground for earth. Rocks dropped from there have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.
When questioned about the rocks being dropped, Wu responded, “Dropped into our giant planetary gravity well that multiplies the kinetic energy.”
She then posited, “Whoever controls the moon can also interfere with satellites used in earth’s communication system. GPS, targeting systems are vulnerable.”
Wu would later double down writing, “Is it absolutely tru that a large rock fired into Earth from the moon using propellants would be more powerful than 100s of nuclear weapons.”
“Like, you call can make fun of that statement, but it will still be true. This is why the militarization of space is so dangerous,” Wu added in a subsequent tweet.
Where do you rank Wu’s comments on adoption on a scale of dumb to evil?