Reposted from Onomastic by blueyedace2
What Governor Walker and his deviant cohorts across the country are trying to explain away is rape - State Mandated Rape. And there is nothing "cool" about any of it.
In an interview with conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch on Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his anti-choice record, saying that a bill he signed requiring that women seeking an abortion first obtain a medically unnecessary ultrasound merely provided them with access to “a lovely thing” and a “cool thing out there.”
From coast to coast Republican Legislators are attempting to legalize the rape
of our daughters, sisters, mothers, friends, and neighbors.
From Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, to Virginia, Republicans have either proposed or passed bills legitimizing state mandated rape.
Wisconsin Republicans: Forcing Women To Undergo Transvaginal Ultrasounds Is Our ‘Priority’
Lets take away the obfuscating language in that line.
Forcing Women to be raped is our priority.
Rape is defined by the Department of Justice
“The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”
Republican laws mandating the insertion of probes into women's bodies without their consent are attempting to legalize rape. No amount of prurient piety is going to change that inescapable fact.
Wisconsin’s current law already requires women to undergo a counseling session with their doctor 24 hours before having an abortion, under the false pretense that the women who seek to terminate a pregnancy must not be confident about their decision. Doctors already provide those women with information about ultrasound services. But under the new forced ultrasound measure, women would be forced to undergo an ultrasound — and potentially a transvaginal probe, depending on how far along in her pregnancy she is — without her consent.
Since penetration of a woman's body without her consent is rape, and since Republican Legislatures are legalizing just that, Republican legislators should be brought up on rape charges. That includes Governor Walker, every Legislator who voted for a state mandated rape law, and every Governor who signed one into law.
Law suits need to be filed by women's groups. The American Medical Association should sign on as co-plaintiffs, refusing to be forced into being accomplices. Individuals subjected to such assaults should file class action suits.
All of us who are appalled at this twisting of our laws in order to hide Republican assaults upon our families, friends, and neighbors need to be raising our voices in righteous outrage.
Silence is not an option. Republican Legislatures are writing their own version of The Handmaid's Tale.
“The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you've been betrayed: that some other human being has wished you that much evil”
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
There is not a shred of doubt that we are facing the evil of legalized sexual assault. It will only continue if we do not rise up against it.
Our bodies are not for sacrifice on the Republican altar of narcissistic political piety. Our bodies are not barter for votes. As much as our bodies color Republican's twisted dreams - our bodies, our dreams, our right to self determination, are not theirs to command.
We are not bound over to their deviant version of god, their pretext for absolute control over our bodies and lives. No amount of prurient piety can disguise the harm done to women by Republicans. No amount of wordsmithing can disguise Republican's delight in the subjection, humiliation, and pain they cause our daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends.