Abortion-No way, woman. Raped by your father? Too bad, enjoy your little bundle of joy. Raped by a stranger, even a criminal with former rape convictions? Prepare to be forced to carry to term and even to give the criminal visitation rights. Even if your pregnancy is much more than an inconvenience, that is just tough, because no issue on the political landscape is more non-negotiable than what a woman does with her own body. Even if carrying the fetus to term might cause your death, you must carry it because of the insane and primitive religious beliefs of some of our legislators. Abortion is legal and should not be a zero-sum game played at the whim of religious zealots.
Birth Control-Now you would think that a group that is so violently against abortion would be parenthetically for birth control measures. No way, Jose. The Repubs and TeaTards™ are also vehemently against any sort of birth control, and some politicians boldly state that sex is for procreation only, not for pleasure in any way, form or fashion. These myopic, joyless numb skulled and religiously impaired politicians ignore both biology and sociology, as sex for the upper primates is much more than just “making babies”, but is an essential part of social interaction and communication. Reproduction is a by-product for humans, but you have to give it to the Republicans, when it comes to sex and women, they get everything wrong.
Consent- ”Just remember Roger, some girls they just rape so easily. You may have consensual sex that night, but the next morning it might be rape.” -Wisconsin State Senator James Rivard (October 2012). The Republicans learned nothing from the 2012 elections. The message to them after their debacle was to: Shut the Fuck up About Rape. They did not and have not. The arrogance and cluelessness of some male politicians have no boundaries as they seem to have an insatiable taste for their own shoe leather.
Date Rape-Does not exist. Rape is Rape. To somehow dilute or qualify the act of rape just because you might be out on an consensual date is insulting and infuriating. Rape is a vicious crime should not have qualification or buffering. It is what it is, and it is rape. There is no grey area and if there were to be, then dumbasses, err on the side of NO! Do not mount an unconscious woman, even if she is your date or wife.
Every Sperm is Sacred- [Monty Python, from Genesis 38:9] This is yet another misused Bible verse to demonize masturbation and any form of sexual act that does not directly lead to pregnancy. Not only can Salad Bar Christians pick what verses to interpret, they can pick those to misinterpret as well. The most evil and devastating consequence of these interpretations might be the ones that use both loose and explicit Bible verses to justify rape or to deal with the aftermath of rape. For more on the Bible and rape, see: Holy Bible and rape.
Forcible Rape-This is another term that is the brainstorm of Republican Politicians, namely the now deposed Todd Akin from Missouri. Like the fraudulent “Date Rape”, “forcible rape”, “genuine rape”, or “legitimate rape” these are terms used by ignorant slimeballs to somehow try to ameliorate this criminal act. Even the horrible specter of rape cannot and will not derail their misogynistic anti-abortion agenda. I mean, really what rape would not be “forcible”? Do intelligent people throw phrases around like “fatal death” or “fast speed”? These Morons treat all women like they have a pre-existing condition, i.e. the presence of a vagina in their bodies.
Gift of Pregnancy from God-This is just another reprehensible utterance from the White Male politician, and unbelievably a woman politician as well. “Abortion is never an option. If god chooses to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill it -Sharon Barnes (Aug. 2012). “ I believe and I think that the right approach is to accept this horribly created-in the sense of rape-but nevertheless a gift, in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what god has given to you.” -Rick Santorum (Jan. 2012) WTF!!! This is the most hateful, twisted attempt at justified logic that I have ever seen. A “gift from god”? “Horribly Created” (gift from god)! Just think about it, what in the hell does this say about your GOD and his tolerance for evil? Again and again I turn to the verse, Isaiah 45:7. With friends and gift-givers like the Christian god, may the Cosmic Forces help you from your enemies.
Holy Bible and Rape-The Bible has plenty to say about rape, and unfortunately none of it is good news if you are a woman. “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her,and he will never be allowed to divorce her.” (Deuteronomy 22:28-29) What sort of maniac insists that the victim marry her rapist? Answer:God. There is a reason that these politicians have so many whacky ideas about women and rape. The ideas come directly from their Holy Book, the book they want to become the law of the land and to usurp The Constitution. There is more, and it’s worse. Just check out the book of Judges.
Incest and Rape-Again, there are no exceptions in the war against women. Rape is horrible enough, but when perpetrated by sometimes trusted family members it becomes particularly horrendous. Again, there is no middle ground or compromise when you are dealing with religious fundie whackos. Whatever happened to the concept that our lawmakers should be serving their constituents, not horribly hindering them at their worst moments?
Judges-In the Bible? A how to handbook for rape…and murder.
Killing- Killing another human being is perfectly OK if you are executing a criminal or blasting to kingdom come a burglar who is breaking into your tool shed. It is a mortal sin, however, to terminate an “unviable tissue mass” which may or may not become a human being after several months of gestation. Of course, the Pro-Life crowd will defend to the end the unborn fetus, but immediately turn their backs after the baby is born. Yes, it’s crazy and when you add in the horror of rape, it’s just so much worse.
Lolitas/Child Brides/Pedophiles-This doesn’t directly indict Republicans, except those who have recently become infatuated with Duck Dynasty, but the source of this most horrendous practice, sanctioned by RELIGION, are in the respective Holy Books. There is not much that is more outrageous and disgusting than is the enslavement of women, sometimes at a very young age, by men. The misogyny always has the same source, The Bible, The Koran, The Talmud, they all preach the subjugation of women. The goals of the Evangelicals in The United States are no less ambitious than those of their Middle-Eastern counterparts in crime.
Mothers who are Single- See: Whores, after the baby is born. Before the baby is born? They are precious receptacles of life who must carry this life to term, regardless of the circumstances of the conception. Folks, again and again, the source for this craziness is all Biblical. If magical rape of Mary by the Holy Spirit was good enough for the ultimate result, Jesus, then it is good enough for every other female who might be impregnated by incest, rape or whatever, the religious never-ending story life must be fed.
Nine out of ten rapes cannot result in pregnancy-”Getting pregnant by rape is pretty rare.” (Arizona Rep. Trent Franks-June 2013). “It seems to be first all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare [pregnancy after rape]…If it’s legitimate rape, the female body seems to have ways to shut the whole thing down.” (Todd Akin-August 2012). “There are very few pregnancies as the result of rape, and fortunately incest, compared to the percentage for abortion [WTF?] …what is the percentage of abortion for rape, it is tiny, very, very tiny. Most abortion are for what purpose? They just don’t want to have a baby!” ( Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, Sept. 2012). There is more, but this is making me a little sick. I can only imagine how women feel about this madness.
Out of Wedlock pregnancies-Again, these are whores, but they retain inside of them the precious life that must be brought to term, to then be shunned and forgotten as the product of moochers on society. “If you have consensual sex (out of wedlock) it can turn into rape in a hurry.” (Wisconsin State Senator Roger Rivard – Oct. 2012)
Planned Parenthood-This organization is a huge target of the Pro-Life Loons and they look at Planned Parenthood as nothing more than an unholy abortion mill. Tragically, many of the Planned Parenthood facilities have been defunded by misguided and hateful conservative legislators. Planned Parenthood is sometimes the only source of health care for some women, so this shutdown affects services that have nothing to do with abortion, but have everything to do with other issues like cancer screenings. Planned Parenthood should not be a political target, but it is a big one for the women-hating Republicans and their Tea Party brothers. Shame on you.
Quotes-There is no shortage of Republican and Tea Party quotes on rape. I have shared just a few in this rant.
“’Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.’ – Texas Gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams.
“If it’s an honest rape, they should go immediately to the Emergency Room. I would give them a shot of estrogen.” -Ron Paul
“I would hope that when a woman goes to a physician with a rape issue, that the physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape. -Idaho Senator Chuck Winder.
Rush Limbaugh-A leading expert on rape, whores, sluts, birth-control and the inferior female gender, he is the source of medical information for The Republican Party. Of course, this gasbag has had several failed marriages, but so have Newt and several other blowhard Republicans. Fortunately, Rush’s fortunes are waning as his continuous insane assaults against women like Sandra Fluke have had consequences, and his sponsors have been leaving his putrid radio show in droves. There is no shortage of other nitwits, just check the tool below.
Sluts-Virtually All Women who rely on birth control products. What most of the ignoramuses who are railing against birth control, is that these medicines are used also to protect women from life-threatening cancer and to lessen painful period symptoms.
Title Nine-States that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This law also addressed sexual harassment, which is still very prevalent today. Men and women are human beings, not possessions or toys. Get with the program or continue to be perceived as a bunch of turds that fell out of a tall cow’s ass. Trust me, the women are not impressed, just suppressed.
Under the Thumb-This is where the male religious lawmakers want the women to remain. Everything in this rant has the same general theme, i.e. men telling women what to do with their bodies. The source of this craziness is always the same as well, The Holy Bible, The Koran, The Torah, pick almost any holy writ, they differ only in their degree of craziness.
Viagra-Goose/Gander. If you want insurance companies to restrict the reimbursement of birth-control medication for women, then it is only fair to restrict the medication that enhances the male’s sexual performance. Besides, sex is only for procreation, remember?
Whores & Sluts- (See women who use birth control)
X Rays, Mammograms, Cancer Screening- These are services offered by Planned Parenthood. Only 3% of the services are pregnancy terminations. To use a rather unfortunate idiom, the Republicans are throwing out the baby with the bath water.
Yes-This is what a rapist hears when a woman clearly states “NO”. Other forms of “Yes” in a putrid predator’s mind are when a female is in a reclining state and passed out. “No” does not mean “Yes” or “Maybe” or “There might be a chance”. If you can’t master these simple concepts, then congratulations scumbag, you may be or become a rapist.
Zygote-Not a human being. There is so much rhetoric from politicians about when life begins. To me, it’s a moot point and the woman should have the ultimate say-so about what is happening in her body. End of discussion.