Tuesday, October 23, 2012

War on Women: Your 'God' sucks ass

Disclaimer: I grew up Catholic. I went to Catholic high school. I was the Valedictorian with the first perfect GPA in the history of Mater Dei High School in Clinton IA.  I attended and graduated from St. Ambrose University a Catholic University. I minored in English, majored in Psychology, History and yes Theology.  So I kinda know about things related to 'God'.

All that being said, Republicans? Your 'God' can kiss my fat white ass.

Here's the thing.  Every time the subject of rape comes up some dumbfuck GOP candidate invokes 'God'.  The latest in the long line of socially awkward, dark ages lovin' woman haters is Indiana GOP candidate for for United States Senate, Richard Mourdock.  Also no surprise that he's described as Tea Party backed.

In the final debate of the the three candidates for Senate he stated that the only abortion exception he agrees with is life of the mother.  He stated that in the cases of rape:

"The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother," said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer. "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

Hey you stupid fucking shit, NOTHING FROM RAPE IS A GIFT! Period. If the 'God' you so lovingly adore actually existed, he or she would probably smite the mother fucking rapist before the rape to prevent the tragedy of rape and (pardon the phrase), god forbid, the tragedy of a rape pregnancy.

The tea party half wits and their anti woman agenda must be stopped.  Men like Mourdock have been trying to keep women second class citizens forever.  They couch their misogyny in pretty language about "God's Plan" and other faux piety.

The fact is if you're a woman, and you are thinking about voting for  these assholes because you share their 'godly values' you're sadly misinformed.

The teabilly's understanding of 'God' is informed by centuries of penis-centric woman hating theology.  Barefoot and pregnant, home in time to cook dinner... you know the way 'God' planned it.  Fact: Women have been shunned by religion since 100 AD when women who had been functioning as priests were banned from the priesthood by the leaders of the church. (Father Dunn, I actually listened in class).

If you're taken in by that pile of unmitigated bullshit I've got nothing for you.

What I do have is an unyielding commitment to make sure that my daughters grow up in a world that abhors rape. A world that supports their right to choose.  A world in which they are treated as complete equals to men.  A world in which they people aren't stupid enough to call a baby conceived of rape, a gift.

If your 'God' thinks rape and rape babies are a gift, your God fucking sucks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GOP War on Women: Cause she's easy like Sunday morning.

If this post seems like I'm spitting vitriol through clenched teeth, it's because I'm spitting vitriol through clenched fucking teeth.  I am so fucking over the fucking Republican teabillie bullshit I can barely stand it.

Here's the latest, Wisconsin State Representative, Roger Rivard (R-Dumbfuckburg)* spun a yarn about some sage advice that his daddy told him.

Quoth Roger the Reprehensible: “He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,’ ” Rivard said. “Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’

Really? Some girls rape so easily? That's probably the dumbest advice in the history of dumb advice.  How bout, 'Son, keep it in your pants because you respect a woman enough to wait until she's ready.' Or 'make sure you use birth control' or ANY FUCKING THING besides "be careful cause if you knock her up, she'll cry rape'.  

Women don't 'rape easy'.  Rape is not some funny game.  Rape is not a way for the ebil harlots to get back at the god fearin' men.  Rape is power and control. That is all. 

Having met with, worked with and befriended a number of rape victims, I can tell you, rape is not easy.  Coming forward and saying you've been raped isn't easy. Nothing about this entire fucking topic is easy. 

You know what is easy? Voting every one of these motherfucking backward ass teabilly fucks out of office.  Take your dark ages view of women and your fucking corn pone wisdom and stick it up your fucking ass. It'll be like rape, and I've heard that comes easy. 

*Dumbfuckburg is between Madison and Green Lake. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jerry Sandusky: Monster

Having been a child abuse investigator for 19 years, I've been exposed to some of the most heinous sociopaths that you could possibly imagine. Yet none have quite measured up to the monster that is Jerry Sandusky.

I've been ruminating on the latest Sandusky happenings.  He was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison today for his abuse of 10 boys over 15 years.  Not nearly enough in my opinion, but unlike Law and Order SVU people are seldom sentenced to 450 years in prison.  Let it suffice that he will die in prison.

What I've been trying to get my mind around was Sandusky's statement on Penn State College Radio.  In a rambling diatribe, he tried to exonerate himself by blaming the victims.

He describes the first victim to come forward as "A young man who was dramatic a veteran accuser, and always sought attention, started everything."  

A veteran accuser. Let that sink in for a moment.  Clearly from that statement alone, Sandusky tries to paint the young man as the boy who cried wolf.  He didn't cry wolf, in this instance, the wolf was real. 

Perhaps the most telling line in the statement was, "My wife has been my only sex partner".  This goes right to the heart of an abuser's mentality.  Child rape, ANY rape is not about sexual gratification. It's about power. It's about control.  Sandusky controlled the lives of those boys, a haunting, horrible nightmare, until they came forward and told the world what happened.  

I've heard people ask why Sandusky won't just shut up.  He can't. He won't.  He's been the one in control of this for 40 years.  No one really knows how many kids he abused. What I really know is that the only way he can continue to be in control is to make statements and blame victims.  

From this point forward you can expect appeals, more public statements and grandstanding by Sandusky and his clown college of defense attorneys.  An assault on the integrity and voracity of victims. 

Don't be surprised if some victims may not be able to stand the process. Despite their courage in testifying, sometimes courage only goes so far.  If the appeals court grants a new trial, all bets are off. 

It will be drawn out, it will be ugly and it will  be scary. Sandusky will do everything in his power to maintain control of these victims. 

It's like that with monsters.