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Rape

Touching on a touchy subject. Iremythpurr (NuclearNight) seems to have rape tourettes, which does a serious disservice to survivors who don’t take kindly to their experiences being equated with consensual sex, or good people being branded “rapists” simply because they don’t subscribe to the same fanatical, political, dogmatic ideology.

Representative Christopher Smith seems to think that evil abortion is only okay for some forms of rape. Apparently, other forms of rape aren’t so bad.

Representative Kathleen Passidomo is probably a genuinely good person. Unfortunately, she’s a public figure reinforcing a dangerous and highly offensive misconception about sexual assault victims and their choice of dress. Clothing is no excuse or deterrent.

Sources used for this video:

California Statutory Rape Laws – http://www.sexlaws.org/california_statutory_rape
Text of H.R.3 as Introduced in House: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – U.S. Congress — OpenCongress –http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3/text
Representative Christopher Smith – http://www.opencongress.org/person/show/400380_christopher_smith
Forcible Rape Law & Legal Definition – http://definitions.uslegal.com/f/forcible-rape%20/
G.O.P. Sponsoring Bills to Expand Abortion Restrictions – NYTimes.com – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/us/politics/09congress.html?_r=1
Gang Rape of Schoolgirl, and Arrests, Shake Texas Town – NYTimes.com – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/us/09assault.html?_r=1
Court files tell of repeated rape – http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7475613.html
Representative Kathleen C. Passidomo – http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4514&SessionId=66
‘Sagging pants’ bill passes House committee – http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/sagging-pants-bill-passes-house-committee
Frosh lawmaker Passidomo getting national attention over ‘gang rape victim’ remark – http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/mar/17/frosh-lawmaker-passidomo-getting-national-attentio/

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