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when it came to epically offensive comments. A Virgina Conservative flat out said that he saw nothing wrong with rape.

His name is Richard Black, and he's currently a state senator. When Virginia voted to allow spouses to be prosecuted for rape,Black opposed it and questioned whether marital rape is even possible, saying "when they're living together, sleeping in the same bed, she's in a nightie, and so forth."  

 Um, what? I suspect that he also thinks that there's nothing wrong with a husband being highly abusive towards his wife. Because that's what martial rape basically is.... it's a form of spousal abuse that leaves both physical and emotional marks on the body.

Black is trying to reinvent himself and earn a reputation as a fiscal conservative instead of a lightening rod on social issues. His comments on marital rape date back several years, but his record is chock-full of dangerous anti-woman politics. Here are a few highlights:

    Black is a retired military prosecutor who thinks military rape is "as predictable as human nature." He once told a newspaper, "Think of yourself at 25,... Wouldn't you love to have a group of 19-year-old girls under your control, day in, day out?"

 Ugh.... freakin' creepy as hell. And of course being such a masclinist he also conveniently ignores that Military rape affects men too. After all, rape is all about power and not sexual attraction... and of course the Military sometimes attracts bad seeds who like to feel powerful over others, even other men who they were supposed to be serving with, and protecting their backs.

    Black is opposed to emergency contraception, calling it "baby pesticide."    He has repeatedly introduced legislation requiring women younger than 18 to provide a notarized note from a parent before having an abortion. He even said that abortion is more evil than slavery.

His record is appalling. His views on rape are downright dangerous and inhumane, and we have to speak out. The National Republican Campaign Committee knows that women voters are critical to success. They have to hear that this is the wrong way to attract them.

 Besides... after seeing him say such things, I can't help but feel that he's a closet wanna-be serial rapist. Otherwise why would he rationalize such things away if he wasn't very willing to do horrific acts himself? I have to say, I don't feel comfortable with a guy like him being in power like that.

 So because of this, I'm asking you guys to sign this petition, which I already have signed myself:

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