rape is rape is rape – dear GOP, don’t fuck around with redefinitions.

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Thoughts, Uncategorized
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It is over 10 years ago since a man cleared of rape because the victim had been wearing skinny jeans. The court found that it would have been impossible for rape to happen since “her jeans couldn’t be removed without her consent”. You’d think that 12 years later, rape victims would be better protected by the law. Sadly, they’re still continuously fucked over as a bill by the House GOP’s aims to change the definition of rape for tax-funded abortion purposes. If this bill pass (and hopefully, with all the outrage from women’s rights organisations, it won’t), a woman would only be eligible for a tax-funded abortion if she could prove she’s pregnant from forcible rape. The underlying message seems to be that if your body wasn’t shattered, it wasn’t “rape-rape” as Whoopi would put it. If you got raped while incapacitated by drugs or alcohol and was unable to give consent, or if you were threatened, or raped by your spouse, you’ve got to pay for your own abortion since it was “your fault”. At least that’s what I and many others understood it.
Well, fuck them. The bill will probably not pass, but it’s frightening that these views remain in “modern” society and that suggestions like this are still taken seriously.

If you want to sign a petition against this bill, go here. I’m kind of sceptical if petitions ever work, but they usually don’t hurt and it takes roughly 3 seconds.

Source 1 & Source 2.

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