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View Diary: Ux5: Shorter Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal. No, seriously. (329 comments)

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  •  This makes me wonder..... (6+ / 0-)

    how many women he has used his "superior strength" on to rape.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

    by SaraBeth on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 03:27:31 AM PDT

    •  His belief in it is the rapey bit, to me (5+ / 0-)
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      Cedwyn, Penny GC, MadamSnark, Yonit, SaraBeth

      Since rape is about power and ownership and that evil evil, "I can make you do things" horror, this guy's belief -- so deep that it comes to mind in conversation -- in "superior strength" bugs me a lot. Guys who talk about how they have the power to force women are the ones who scare me most, because they seem like the ones who will use threats to try to control a woman, the ones who fetishize power.

      "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

      by The Geogre on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:43:41 AM PDT

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