I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions that Republican party politicians are much more likely than Democrats to deny man-made global warming and/or its danger. But I have hoped for some time that the Republican party would shed their extremist stupid wing and move back toward the center. I’d like to have a genuine choice when I vote, but I haven’t felt that way for quite a while.
I now discover that Republican party politicians are much more likely than Democrats to hold disgusting views on sexual violence against women. You should go read this post at DailyKos about some of the things they’ve said.
I’ll just share two samples of what I saw that I find especially offensive, starting with a championship example of blaiming the victim:
“There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Texas because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.”
— Republican State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo (FL), March 15, 2011
Was that 11-year-old girl asking for it?
Here’s one of the most insensitive comments ever:
“If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.”
— Republican Gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams (TX), Mar. 25, 1990
If it’s inevitable that Republican politicians are going to screw us, should we just “relax and enjoy it”?