Thursday, October 25, 2012

Conservatives Cannot Comprehend Consent

Conservatives cannot comprehend the concept of consent- this is evident in their parsing of the word "rape", their inventing categories of the crime in an attempt to trivialize a woman's role as a moral agent. Conservatives have a problem distinguishing consensual sex from rape and see a sinister sexual agenda in harmless, indeed harm-reducing policies. They employ crude, violent sexual imagery to describe the voting decisions of popularly elected officials. Even while conservatives spout their creepy, sexualized characterizations of "Obamacare", they attempt to pass laws that mandate invasive, coercive "medical" procedures.

Yes, conservatives have a problem with the concept of consent to the extent that the Republican vice presidential (and a Wisconsin congressional) candidate considers rape merely "another form of conception":





If the GOP ticket wins, legislators who wish to redefine rape won't receive credible opposition from the executive branch- this should give pause to any voter who values an individual's right to self-determination.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They understand consent this way: Republican wants to do something, you consent to it.
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vacuumslayer said...

Is there a sicker group of assholes out there? I weep for this nation.

OBS said...

Is there a sicker group of assholes out there?

I was gonna say the rapists themselves, but then I remembered that the pigs want to rape you with an ultrasound wand. So no, no there isn't.

mikey said...

Interestingly, precisely these same sentiments have been expressed in a number of Fatwas issued by leading Muslim clerics. So in essence they are advocating Shari'a - at the very least, the are proponents of a very similar set of legal policies...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Authoritarians have no use for consent.

Substance McGravitas said...

And people are cool with it.