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  •  Rape-rape and more Republican Rape (1+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap

    Oh right, it wasn't said by a Republican.  Rape-rape was said by, of all people, Whoopi Goldberg somehow minimizing Roman Polanski's charges of statuatory rape.  (So rape-rape doesn't apply if you're severely underage? The girl in question was 13 at the time and he was 44.)

    I just wonder where this expression rape-rape came from and if it ever shows up anywhere else other than from Goldberg.

    Here's the link to her saying it.  Sigh.

    I got a bonus Paul Ryan quote for you, probably from the same interview as the one you've already got (8/22/12) or perhaps the day before.  Ryan, in trying to obfuscate all the rape law he co-sponsored, came up with this in backing away from Todd Akin:

    “I don’t know anybody who would agree with that,” said Mr. Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate. “Rape is rape period, end of story.”

    ... Asked in the interview to define “forcible rape,” Mr. Ryan said, “Rape is rape and there’s no splitting hairs over rape.”

    WSJ

    Wait, that's two more kinds of rape.  End of story rape is distinct from Akin's legitimate rape, while splitting hairs rape is the same thing as forcible rape (since there's no splitting hairs about rape).

    And I found ANOTHER ONE!  Assault Rape!

    Then, there's this famous 1999 Christian Life Resources piece from John C. Willke, a physician who was once president of the National Right to Life Committee, in which he basically just makes shit up:
    Finally, factor in what is is certainly one of the most important reasons why a rape victim rarely gets pregnant, and that's physical trauma. Every woman is aware that stress and emotional factors can alter her menstrual cycle. To get and stay pregnant a woman's body must produce a very sophisticated mix of hormones. Hormone production is controlled by a part of the brain that is easily influenced by emotions. There's no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape. This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy. So what further percentage reduction in pregnancy will this cause? No one knows, but this factor certainly cuts this last figure by at least 50 percent and probably more.
    Jezebel (cache)
    The last has a number of other kinds of rape to check out, maybe some new Republicans that weren't in your list yet!

    I also highly recommend you link to John Scalzi's breathtakingly brilliant reframing of the entire situation.  It's VERY TRIGGERY, but it gets the terms of the argument where they really belong: Why the HELL are all these rape enablers enabling rape?  Maybe the term of art for his whole argument should be Rapist Rights Rape.

    In capitalist America, bank robs you!

    by madhaus on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 11:53:25 PM PDT

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