That viral quote about gun control and abortion is not from Gloria Steinem

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In the wake of Sunday's horrific attack in Las Vegas, people are calling—once again—for the United States to finally adopt reasonable gun control measures. On social media, one of the most powerful quotes going around highlights the disparity between how a man purchasing a firearm is treated versus a woman seeking an abortion.” data-reactid=”27″>In the wake of Sunday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas, people are calling—once again—for the United States to finally adopt reasonable gun control measures. On social media, one of the most powerful quotes going around highlights the disparity between how a man purchasing a firearm is treated versus a woman seeking an abortion.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="There are a few versions going around, but here’s the gist:” data-reactid=”28″>There are a few versions going around, but here’s the gist:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel hits back at critics who say it’s too soon to discuss gun control” data-reactid=”29″>SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel hits back at critics who say it’s too soon to discuss gun control

You’ve probably seen some iteration of this on your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook feeds in the past couple days. In the most popular version, a portion of the text has been made into a shareable image, with the quote attributed to Gloria Steinem.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="However, as The Cut first pointed out, Steinem didn’t actually say this. The confusion, though, is understandable—she did include the quote in a 2015 Facebook post listing the top ten things she wanted for Christmas. (There are also a few good Trump zingers in there, if you’re interested.)” data-reactid=”32″>However, as The Cut first pointed out, Steinem didn’t actually say this. The confusion, though, is understandable—she did include the quote in a 2015 Facebook post listing the top ten things she wanted for Christmas. (There are also a few good Trump zingers in there, if you’re interested.)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="So who is responsible for the quote? We still aren't sure, to be honest, although HuffPost attributed the quote in 2015 to a Facebook user named Brian Murtagh. His original post has since been deleted.” data-reactid=”35″>So who is responsible for the quote? We still aren’t sure, to be honest, although HuffPost attributed the quote in 2015 to a Facebook user named Brian Murtagh. His original post has since been deleted.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The general idea, though, seems to stem from a 2013 article by William Hamby on Examiner.com called “What if gun laws were like abortion laws?” (The article is no longer available online, as Examiner.com closed last year.) So at least partial credit is due to Hamby here.” data-reactid=”36″>The general idea, though, seems to stem from a 2013 article by William Hamby on Examiner.com called “What if gun laws were like abortion laws?” (The article is no longer available online, as Examiner.com closed last year.) So at least partial credit is due to Hamby here.

And whoever’s responsible for the rest, thanks. You’ve made a fan of Gloria Steinem, and that’s extremely cool.

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