Skip to main content

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

Comment Preferences

  •  His belief in it is the rapey bit, to me (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    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

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site