Here’s the thing, Republicans. Here’s the real reality of the situation:
Your side is the one trying to limit our access to birth control and abortion (a legal medical procedure).
Your politicians are the ones talking about how girls “rape easy,” and your sainted Ronald Reagan is the one who started the simultaneously racist, sexist and classist myth of the “welfare queen.”
Just this week, one of your own said he supported forcing women to give birth to a rapist’s baby, and your presidential candidate said he would not withdraw his support for him.
You’re the ones pushing the rumor that Obama’s mother was a porn star who gave birth in Kenya.
Your candidate slammed single mothers right in front of the first president ever born to one.
You’re the ones suggesting bills to cut aid to new mothers.
You’re the ones attempting to defund Planned Parenthoods across the country, which primarily serve young women.
You’re the ones voting down bills like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Violence Against Women Act.
Oh, and you’re the ones trying to kill Obamacare, which insures millions of American women.
So you’ll have to excuse me if I can’t get my hackles raised over a double entendre about voting and sex. If my choice is between a candidate who lets a celebrity make a cutesy video about her first time and a candidate who will not withdraw his endorsement of a man who says rape babies are part of God’s plan, it’s pretty clear who to choose.
Republicans have been hopping on the “Oh, no! Obama mentioned something about vaginas” Sanctimony Pony every chance they get because even they aren’t dense enough not to realize their party platform is inherently anti-woman. They will do whatever they can in order to pivot the conversation away from “women’s bodies should be subservient to their husbands and fertilized eggs” — because they know that both lady parts and lady smarts tremble in fear at the idea of a Romney presidency. And with good reason. As far as I can tell, most Republican politicians actually do hate me and every other liberal woman out there.
As a young woman, my health, reproductive rights and livelihood are directly threatened by a Romney presidency.
Your team is the one waging the War on Women. Trying to get my feathers ruffled because an ad subliminally mentions sex isn’t going to make me forget that."
he broke in
with the moonlight.
she woke up, no one else home.
she had never seen him before.
when he kicked the cat across the room
she knew he had come for her.
her shattered leg,
in a cast from
her motorcycle accident
gave him no pause.
he was not ugly to look at
but he held a gun,
he told her he was going to kill her anyway.
with tears in her voice,
she did not cry.
she was only 21.
As her raped her,
he told her
he had been watching her, waiting.
waiting until no one else was home.
she could not see him,
he was behind her,
the cold steel
against her temple.
he was behind her,
but she she was gone.
he stood up and
pushed the blond hair out of his eyes.
he said, where is the money.
flat, like that, a statement.
she looked up at him
from far away
and said, what money-
look around you
there is no money here.
found the five dollars
in her little green wallet.
and before he left,
gun still aimed at her head,
he threw that crumpled bill down and said,
you keep this money baby
you need it more than me.
he told her
to count to one hundred
before she moved, that he would be watching her.
she looked at him no more.
after he left
she couldn’t talk or drive,
rocking back and forth.
she was sick over and over again.
sickest she’s ever been.
her friends made her call the cops
where she was raped all over again,
and they kept that five…
they kept that five dollars for fingerprints.
she came up pregnant.
no question in keeping this child.
with heart heavy,
she lied to the “support group”
that she and her “boyfriend” weren’t ready,
were not ready for children.
she was only 21.
Now, years in the future,
by the face
of a man
who was never caught.
the words of the politicals,
makes her (me) sick all over again.
Sickest I have ever been.
I just read this and I cried. Cat’s probably the gentlest, sweetest person I know. I’m proud of her for writing this.
Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock on abortion and pregnancy resulting from rape.
Essentially, if you have a uterus, and you become pregnant from a rape, just remember — that’s God turning rapey lemons into blessed unwanted lemonade. </sarcasm>
Oh, and what’s that Mitt Romney? You’re supporting him? In an ad posted this Sunday that’s all over Indiana’s airwaves?
Yep, because there’s nothing worse than Obamacare amirite? Y’know, other than being forced to bear your rapist’s child because your senator said his God said it should be so…
In a statement released this evening, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said: “Richard Mourdock’s rape comments are outrageous and demeaning to women. Unfortunately, they’ve become part and parcel of the modern Republican Party’s platform toward women’s health, as Congressional Republicans like Paul Ryan have worked to outlaw all abortions and even narrow the definition of rape. As Mourdock’s most prominent booster and the star of Mourdock’s current campaign ads, Mitt Romney should immediately denounce these comments and request that the ad featuring him speaking directly to camera on Mourdock’s behalf be taken off the air.”
Agreed. Your move, governor.
He claims his quote is taken out of context, then manages to double down on it instead of distancing himself from it.
Let me re-iterate this. Republicans are trying to ruin a man’s reputation and business because the owner was excited to have THE FUCKING PRESIDENT in his establishment. Which party is pro-Small Business again?
Also, it should be noted that Scott van Duzer is a Republican himself. So I guess anybody not toeing the party line, especially those treating the President like a human being are to be exterminated.
EDIT: Mr. van Duzer is also a wonderful man who runs his own charity. So another reason for Republicans to hate him- he gives a shit about poor people.
The Texas Republican 2012 platform, which officially opposes teaching students “critical thinking skills.” Read 4 more of the Texas GOP’s craziest policies.
I just can’t. (via intheshadowofyggdrasil)