Yes, today in Rape News we have a trifecta.
First we have the repulsive Steubenville, Ohio "rape crew" story which keeps making me more and more ashamed to be of the same gender as these pieces of feces.
Then we have this charming story out of California, in which an appeals court decided that, as the headline puts it, It's not rape if the sleeping woman isn't married.
And while the 2 cases above aren't necessarily Republican-specific, this one certainly is:
House Republicans Derail Bill Targeting Rapists
In the past year, Republicans have gone wild when it comes to rape. They blocked the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act because it would have given tribal courts broader jurisdiction over rape on Native American lands. They told women they can't get pregnant from rape and that babies that result from rape are God's will. Though the GOP did pay a political price for some of this (see: Rep. Todd Akin), as the 112th Congress was hurriedly finishing up its business in the past few days, House Republicans yet again played politics with rape and sabotaged a bipartisan bill that would have made it easier to track down rapists.
Yes, that's right. Thanks to Lamar Smith fucking around with stupid procedural technicalities, thousands of rape victims will have to wait even longer for their cases to be handled (if ever).
And so, yet again, I present the full version, volumes 1-4 complete: