[This story has been updated since the original posting. Please see the end of the article for updated information.]
Keep diggin’ that hole Republicans, and dig it deep, because it’s going to be your own political grave.
In the wake of Todd Akin’s moronic and ignorant comments about “legitimate rape,” you would think the Republican Party would have the good sense to just shut the hell up about rape in general. But no, they just can’t help themselves as they stand in judgment of the female race, like some sick and twisted wanna be paternal figure who’s really a closet sadist.
Take, for instance, Idaho Republican Chuck Winder. Winder is the sponsor of that state’s “Double Ultrasound Bill,” which would require women to have an ultrasound before they can access any abortion services. These ultrasounds would be offered “free of charge,” but women would have to have them performed at an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center, where anti-choice operatives would do their best to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies. Then, if the woman decides to go through with the termination, she would have to fork over the cash for a second ultrasound, which would be performed by the abortion physician.
Now, Winder is wondering whether women, mindless, fragile women, are capable of knowing what rape even is. Addressing his detractors — women’s groups who claim his double ultrasound law traumatizes women who are the victims of rape and incest, and for whom there are no exceptions — Winder wondered in March of this year:
“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that 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. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”
Let me make this simple, you thick-headed buffoon, and I’ll even put it in language you can understand. A man walks up to a woman and asks her, “Can we have sex,” to which the woman responds, “No, we cannot.” After her reply, if a man forces sexual contact on her in any way, that is what’s called rape. And yes, women know how to make that distinction. There is generally no confusion.
What this oxygen thief is implying is that women are either stupid or just a bunch of lying, scheming whores, which plays into every negative stereotype ever created about women, which is exactly what men like Winder mean to imply, because they’re a bunch of aging, misogynist creeps who don’t like the fact that women can actually run their own lives without the oversight of men, which is really what this war on women is all about.
But keep it up, GOP. We’re writing your obituary as we speak.
Blogger’s Note: In the interest of fairness, these comments were made by Chuck Winder in March. For whatever reason, this story just hit our news feed this week, and I ran with it without checking the date, but I don’t apologize for that and I stand by the post. Just because these comments were from March, that doesn’t mean he didn’t say them and it doesn’t make them any less relevant. In fact, in my mind, at least, it shows the sustained attack women’s reproductive rights have been under from Republicans. As I said in a comment below, ignoring these statements, brushing them off, or acting as if they don’t matter because they’re coming from an extremist, is exactly what has allowed Republicans to get the upper hand in the war on women. So, my bad, I didn’t check the date, but I still believe his comments are worth noting, relevant to the current discussion over Todd Akin’s comments, and because they represent the views of many, if not most in his party. All you have to do is look at their recently approved platform to figure that out.
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