I am writing today because of the news headlines. A specific headline that has me silently screaming with frustration, Here in American a member of our Congress gave an interview that legitimate rape does not result in pregnancy.
He further stated that the woman’s body would rid itself of the pregnancy. He commented that medical people had told him this information.

First of all, I must state that there is no such thing as legitimate rape. Absolutely none. If a man doesn’t understand the meaning of NO, it is rape and he is responsible for his actions. Without premeditation, poor Eve made a choice in the Garden of Eden to eat of the apple (or pomegranate) to gain knowledge. So it tasted good and she wandered over and offered Adam a bite. He could have said no, I won’t break the rule, forget it. What he chose was to reach out and take the apple and he took a bite. He was responsible for that choice. Eve was only responsible for her own choice.

Since this event in the garden, men have been blaming women for their bad choices. Scapegoating to avoid the responsibility and consequences of their decisions. So who gets blamed? The women.

She got raped because she had too much make-up on, or her skirt was too short, she had bedroom eyes, she gave a ‘come on ‘ smile. The list goes on ad nauseum.

Then there is the fact that rape has absolutely nothing to do with sex. It is an act not driven by desire, lust or passion. It is driven by the need for power and control. The man needs to show that woman how strong and in control he is.
This is why 86 year old women get raped. They didn’t drive this guy out of his mind with passion. But he did control her and used his power to do anything he wanted to her and her body.

Despite the thinking of many people, women can and do become pregnant as a result of rape. So in your mind, picture your mom, sister, cousin, grandmother being raped. Think about what that act of violence and control would do to their minds as well as their bodies.

This entire subject is indicative of the War on Women. It is a battle in the war. I call upon all who read my blog to talk to your friends and family about what is happening in our country to women. Inch by inch they are attempting to push us back into the submissive roles that we finally broke free of. Don’t give up your freedom or the freedom of women you know. Demand more from Congress than the unpardonable lack of bipartisan work to help the constituents who elected them.

A man who can make a statement, white, educated, misogynistic man, who has the temerity to call any rape legitimate is a self-righteous pig. Next they are going to be trying to tell us that if you aren’t legitimately raped the rapist does not have to go to court and hopefully jail.

This brings me back to our esteemed Congressman and his wisdom that he felt he needed to share with the world. Well, he did. Your answer to him should be to vote him out of office as quickly as possible. I bet that if a man were raped, which can happen, no one would be talking about it being legitimate or not.

So, a man of quality treats a woman as an equal partner. He does not belittle her, force her into having sex, slap her around, or make her feel stupid and invisible. There are many men of quality out in the world. So no woman ever needs settle for any other kind of man. We are strong, we are intelligent, we are logical and rational human beings. We can and must stand straight and with head held high, tell the misogynistic people, whether male or female, to get out of our lives and out of our bodies.

Here in America, our Presidential election is coming up. Register and get out there and vote. There is power in your vote. How you vote is private but voting is a responsibility for every citizen. When sexist people won’t listen, the way to make them hear you, is to vote them out of power. This is the only life you will have, don’t let them rob you of your rights.

14 thoughts on “Headlines

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank you so much Barbara for posting your thoughts on “legitimate rape”. There is power in number & intelligence.

  2. Great Post – Happy Tuesday:)

  3. Karen Wan says:

    Yes, this was very disturbing. As I wrote in my blog today, I just finished reading a book called Dear Zari about the lives of women in Afghanistan. The stories in that book horrifed and shocked me. Somehow we need to uplift the rights of women everywhere peacefully. As you say, in America, we need to understand how important this issue remains.
    America needs to take the lead on the just treatment of women not revert back to misogynist ideas.

  4. Yes! Yes! Yes! I absolutely agree with everything you said here. I am so glad I read this this morning, you have got me fired up! I loved the strength, love, and truth that poured from each word. I admire you! Keep up the good fight!

  5. Wow! You hit it right on the nail and pounded it in deep! I don’t. Reblog but I will definitely share on FB and twitter. This is a well written and thoughtout post. Even when a wife tells her husbad no and he forces his wife this is rape also. Idiot as he may be he, this is what most men think. We are to be dominated.

    I’m behind on reading emails I just popped over to ensure I was following you. My memory is bad., but I remembered your beautiful, warm, friendly face.

    • Thank you. To be honest, I worked as a psych nurse and helped to start a DV shelter and counseled for Rape Crisis in my home town.I have strong feminist views. It was the 70’s when I realized the plight of women. Thanks so much for your supportive words. Hugs, Barbara

  6. tersiaburger says:

    I live in South Africa and the sad “reported” statistics are that a woman is raped every 17 seconds. In the USA a woman is raped every 2 minutes. http://www.rape.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=875 How appaling the congressman’s comment. I hope he get’s voted out!!! Thank you for a great post!

    • He is facing a great deal of censorship from the President and women’s groups have gone crazy and then there are the big mouths like me. LOL Thanks for the links and for reading my blog.

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