Thursday, May 5, 2011

What were they thinking?

I'm sorry to be getting all political on you guys these last two posts, but I couldn't NOT put this out there....and how very angry I am.

Apparently yesterday a vote was passed in congress that changes the definition of rape.

Now you no longer are a victim of rape if you didn't fight back verbally or physically. You no longer have been raped if you were drugged. If you are a minor and become pregnant by an adult that is no longer rape.

excuse my french but, WHAT THE FUCK.

I cannot- CANNOT believe in this day in time a law like this could be passed. It takes us back through years of fighting for our rights as women, as human beings. How in the world could this law be passed?

In addition to the new "definition of rape" There are new laws being passed about abortion. You can only get an abortion now (that you don't have to pay through the nose for) if you can PROVE that you have been raped, if you are already a mother and you can PROVE that you will die, or you can PROVE incest.

So i guess that explains the reason why they narrowed the definition of rape. If you don't fight hard enough then you deserved it?? And if you are unfortunate enough to conceive in your "non-rape" then you better have plenty of money to pay for it. If you are even eligible to have one.

And for all of the women who have had experiences, who have been sexually harassed, raped even- what does that mean for them? Do their experiences not matter anymore? Should they get over it because guess what? It really wasn't rape. Your congressman says so.

Absolutely disgusting. I thought America was a country that supported its citizens and was looking for the best interest and protection of all that call it home. Right now this law is making even a Catholic country like Ireland, where abortion is illegal, look pretty damn progressive.

What are your thoughts? Am I over-reacting or is this really as horrible as I think it is?


  1. WTF? What is going on that they actually believe this is a good thing? They should be ashamed of themselves & I hope they vote to overturn it cause it's complete BS.

    I'm so disgusted by our system sometimes.

  2. I agree with you. This is insane.

  3. WTF?

    I have not even heard this yet...

    Unbelievable. Course this is also coming now when they want to cut all funding for planned parenthood.

    Seems paying for a baby is less than for birth control... WTF.


    I don't know if you have seen this. It makes me physically ill to know that humans are capable of this. What made me think of this post was that she says she just had to surrender to the people who were raping her because the more she fought the more it incited the crowd.

    There is a glimmer of hope that the women and some men she eventually brought to tried to protect her. But still, absolutely horrific.