10.24.2012 04:00 PM

Just want to say…

…that I never thought I’d live to see grown men saying the things they’re saying about rape.  

Some days, there’s so much evil in this world, you just don’t know what to say.  This is one of those times.

13 Comments

  1. Torgo says:

    And yet conservatives/republicans are baffled by the gender gap in voting preferences…

    • Kelly says:

      And some women actually STILL vote for these guys. This stuff happens as a neurological level. Read Warren’s book as to why we have to improve our communication approach. We’re not dealing with reason. We are dealing with hind-brain crazy.

      • Torgo says:

        I’ve also often heard right-wing men talk about how one of the reasons for the gender gap is that women vote based more on emotion while men vote based on reason, i.e., women are more soft-hearted so they vote left-wing (so not insulting and sexist).

        In my opinion, if anyone votes for one of these republican/conservative lady-parts scientians like Akin or Mourdock, they’re definitely not voting based on reason.

        Oh, and a great PS on this: Romney is now standing by Mourdock after initially distancing himself.

  2. Marjie - in Edmonton says:

    I am so disgusted with the recent comments on rape. It has actually started to play on my mind. My daughter is four and between these comments and all the ‘Creep Shots’ and ‘Jailbait’ stuff on Reddit I am terrified. I guess I thought we had come a lot further than we have. I think about how we are to educate my son and daughter about sexuality and respect – for themselves and for others because if this is what is out there beyond our front door I am really scared. I have actually found that reading articles about the GOP has been effecting me – I have been depressed for days after reading this sort of thing. I don’t like to bury my head in the sand where the news is concerned, and don’t like to shy away from reading stories because I know the content may be upsetting, but I am beginning to think that when I see ‘rape’ and ‘GOP’ in a headline I should avoid them altogether.

  3. Michael S says:

    WTF? I mean what WTF is going on here? Are they nuts?

  4. Iris Mclean says:

    As an atheist, I just sit and shake my head when I see stuff like that.

  5. Sean says:

    Progressives: Often you’ll hear people say “politicians are all the same”. Ahem. No they are not.

  6. James says:

    I’ll just leave this chart here for handy reference (from gawker):

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1838zzsr4rnakgif/original.gif

  7. WDM says:

    Jon Huntsman says Romney should withdraw endorsement and ad:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/jon-huntsman-mitt-romney-richard-mourdock_n_2017322.html

    I think Huntsman is out to lunch on economic matters, but it’s pretty telling of the GOP that he got little to no support in the GOP primary.

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