David Cross, OBGYN?

David Cross and Amber Tamblyn slam "gynoticians" with a new video on women's health and reproductive rights

Published July 25, 2013 10:36PM (EDT)

David Cross is wonderful as Dr. Tobias Fünke, a psychiatrist-turned-aspiring-Blue-Man-turned-rehab-facility-musical-director. But on Thursday, he left all of that behind to try his hand as a gynecologist gynotician.

Lucky for his first patient, Amber Tamblyn, Cross's qualifications include a bachelor's degree from the prestigious Todd Akin non-Technical College of Biological Studies and Rhetoric.

The video about a wildly unqualified man making important medical decisions for a woman is plenty funny, but what Cross and Tamblyn are mocking is not, as Tamblyn notes for the Huffington Post:

Can you imagine if this actually happened to you? If you're one of millions of American women, it has. It is happening not in an exam room, but in a room with marbled floors, expensive pens and numerous symbols of "freedom," populated by men and women in crisp suits whose ideas about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are rooted in illogical double-standards and hypocrisies that boggle the mind. These people are making decisions about you, for you, but not by you. They are passing wildly unpopular laws everyday that dictate the choices you can or cannot make, the health care you may or may not be afforded, the rights you can or cannot enjoy in regards to your very own body. Tell Gynoticians like Rick Perry, Trent Franks, Pat McCrory and the Pat McCrorys of women like representative Jodie Laubenberg and Marsha Blackburn that enough is enough: We aren't just coming for their laws, we're coming for their JOBS.

You can check out the video here:


By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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