I am sick and tired of hearing the word "rape" when I am watching the morning news for weather/traffic, and knowing that it isn't because someone gives a shit about rape victims. It ruins my day to know that some asshole with political power said something incredibly insensitive on a national scale. Victims of rape are subjected to a lack of social support which includes rude and insensitive comments in their personal lives. Now they can't have it stop there, famous politicians have to rub some salt into the wound by repeating the same stupidity. Some are in a place where it makes it impossible to function for a day or two when they are subjected to this. The fact that so many people hate you for what someone else chose to do can be bearable when you aren't being reminded of it every five minutes.
The republican party is showing its true colors more and more as the rape apologist party, and men in general don't seem to care much about that either. They are siding with republicans more frequently, apparently able to ignore the way that republican policy would treat the women in their lives. No one in the news media is taking this fight to the presidential candidates, despite the fact that Romney likely handed out The Miracle of Forgiveness to victims of sexual assault during his time as bishop in the LDS church. The book says that unless you fought to the death, you are partly to blame for being raped and must repent. It fits right in to all these other misogynist narratives of rape that republicans are letting loose so often these days.
None of the asshats who feel compelled to lecture rape victims about pregnancy stepped up to condemn this man, a major fundraiser for the republican party in Utah who had been accused of kidnapping and rape by five different women. The dude killed himself today and his attorneys whined about the "one sided" news coverage pushing him too far, as if a full statement from his attorneys being played at every fucking update wasn't enough to count as objective in their view. I had to turn the TV on mute most days that they played something because it was nothing but bullshit about how the women were simply confused about having been held captive at a cabin and raped repeatedly. Someone left this gem of a comment on the salt lake tribune page about the suicide:
Now he is in Hell with all the liberals that murdered those yet to be born.
Nice. Women who vote republican need to look around and see the kind of woman hating scum they are surrounded by and realize that it isn't a fuck up here and there that causes these comments, its an ideological commitment to the oppression of women. Men hate you.