Rape Culture Perpetuated by Politicians

Politicians contribute to rape culture. Never let statements like this go by. Found on facebook.

“Some girls rape easy.” – Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Wi), Oct 2012

“Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it.” – Clayton Williams (R-former Texas gubernatorial candidate)

“From what I understand…If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” – Todd Akin (R-Mo)

“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”
– Foster Friess (R-mega-donor behind Rick Santorum Super PAC)

“If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”
– Lawrence Lockman (R-Me)

“In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out.”
– Jodie Laubenberg (R-Tx)

“It is similar, from the father’s position.”
– Tom Smith (R, failed candidate for a seat in PA, discussing how rape and premarital sex are the same thing)

“I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that 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.”
– Chuck Winder (R-Id)

“What did they expect?”
– Liz Trotta (FOX pundit, referring to women who are raped in the military)

“Rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.”
– Rick Santorum (R – Senator from PA)

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy.”
– Donald Trump (R-Reality TV star and now President of the United States)

While we correctly decry Weinstein, let’s not forget Those Who Run Our Country and how they enable those like Weinstein in the words they speak and the laws they pass.

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