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Idaho Republican Thinks Women Don’t Even Know What Rape Is

Michael Hayne

"Not really rape" is a long-standing theme of radical anti-choicers. Take Chuck Winder from Idaho...

We’re now a week into forcible rape-gate and the issue of Republican mullahs males totally alienating all female voters is in full swing. Rep. Akin (R-MO) really got the ball rolling when he very publicly articulated that the Republican establishment’s attitude toward rape is just slightly ahead of the Taliban but behind Saudi Arabia, but now it seems that the flood gates have been opened and the inane clown posse is serving all the bat shit with a side of pink slime it can to its ignorant base. Let’s face it, here: Republicans are to science and anatomy what excess body fat is to elite athletes.

But this is not a new position by radical anti-choicers. Last year, Chuck Winder (-ID) sponsored his state’s “Double Ultrasound Bill,” which would have required women to have an ultrasound before they can access any abortion services. This lovely Adonis suggested that women should ask their doctors to know if they’d “really” been raped.

“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.” (Veracity Stew)

Having to define rape to these stupid man-children is like trying to explain why putting your hand on a burning stove may not be such a good idea. Rape is forcible penetrate of another person (as in without their permission), which is pretty unambiguous and self-explanatory. Believe it or not, it’s really not like parking in somebody else’s parking space without consulting with them. But stay classy and thoughtful, GOP

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Should Republican efforts to redefine rape really shock us? Not really since it is now part of their official party platform.

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