The religious elephant in the rape room

The GOP elephant in the rape room is this: among the socially conservative base of the Republican Party is a core group of faith-based misogynists who believe 1) women lie about being raped, and 2) that it’s the women’s fault when she gets raped. The code words and dog whistles about “forcible rape” and the jihad against birth control that have come to dominate the GOP are all fueled by that very real fundamentalist sexism. 

I have this to say to conservative and independent voters who are as appalled as the rest of us: you can say you are going to vote for whoever you wish, and once in the privacy of the voting booth you can actually vote for whomever you want, and no one will ever know the difference unless you say so. Pass it on.

GOP to Akin: You are screwing up our agenda to screw over women

So Paul forcible-rape Ryan and friends called on Todd legitimate-rape Akin to drop out of the race. Otherwise, their plans to cut further taxes on conservative zillionaires by fucking over women will be endangered by Akin’s untimely quip about one branch of wingnut pseudoscience used to fuck over women. So far Akin has declined to drop out, and if he does the evangelical base will be miffed. Which means, today, we get to enjoy watching this unholy junta once known as the Republican Party teeter on the edge of a long coming and well deserved collapse. [Read more…]