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Stephen Colbert: Days Without Rape Propaganda - This Is REAL!!!


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Kit
- 686 days ago - dayswithoutagoprapemention.com
Republicans downplay rape in a misguided effort to curb access to a woman's right to choose. This isn't a recent phenomenon. It is a pattern. **See the List***



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Kit B. (276)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:07 am

Go to * VISIT SITE* for a long list of Republican attacks about rape. Rape should never be the source of political attacks. FACT: Women are raped. FACT: About 32,000 of these rapes result in pregnancy each year. FACT: Most women are afraid to discuss or report a rape, the system has and does work for the rapist and not the Victim. Making women that report rape a victim of an attacker and then a victim of the Justice system.

We need honest clear thinking elected representatives, not those who would attempt to dis-spell the clear and self evident facts of a violent crime. Think before you vote.

Election day - November 6, 2012 - Please do not Vote against women or for those who dismiss the real and horrific crime of rape.
 

. (0)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:20 am
Yes, women are raped. Know this to be so. Thank you.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:29 am
Rape is a crime and should be treated as such. You can bet if men were raped and got pregnant, this would be a total non-issue. A friend was asked how she could vote for Romney with his stand on rape and she said she wasn't raped or pregnant so it didn't matter. Duh - not as if you plan on such a thing!! This is one of those important issues where all women everywhere need to stand together, for and with each other. Please.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:31 am

Thank you, Arielle for the comment and for sending me this information by Stephen Colbert about rape.

Seems that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are not always the FAKE NEWS mocking the real news, lately they both have given us some hard facts to think about.
 

Kathy B. (98)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:48 am
I'm glad to see the idiot running for House in my district (Washington 01) comment about the 'rape thing' made it on the list. Koster also said in the same speech that few cases of incest result in pregnancy. I guess that makes incest okay?

It's a very close race here & I'm dismayed that he's managed to keep his teabagging ways hidden for most of the race.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday November 2, 2012, 3:10 pm
Nah, "Silly Ladies Don’t Know What Rape Is", it's "just another method of conception". It is damn hard to believe these are actually quotes, but they are. Experts talking. Which brings us back to the old issue of patriarchy...We MUST break that!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 2, 2012, 6:41 pm
Seems like the old magician's trick to me....Look over here, while I screw you over there. The GOP focuses on this issue because it's the emotional hot button. They were left with zero credibility after Bush, and still don't have a stand that's credible with the majority of Americans on any other issue. Problem for them is, they've raised the mighty scorn of empowered women who are more than willing to push back and keep pushing louder against them. I know I'm sharing all their hatred with all my friends so they know what we're up against.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:07 pm
Thanks Kit--it is somewhat misdirection and somewhat the chaotic nonsense that emerges when lawlessness emerges in a society so that even supposed leaders are dysfunctional in societal terms.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:20 pm
A Bloody Joke Cheers Kit
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:31 pm
Thanks.
 

Pamela C. (75)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:53 pm
It isn't just that these are remarks that exist, they are remarks made by elected officials. Who are the stupid SOB's voting for these losers?
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:54 pm
So True Pamela
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday November 2, 2012, 11:09 pm
This comment hit home for me because a priest who was visiting my sophomore religion class in the Catholic high school I attended told us the same exact thing:

"I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."

That is what Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight told Connie Chung when being asked about the impact of stress during an interview.

The priest who shared that little nugget of wisdom with us also assured us that in addition to being able to "lay back and enjoy it, we wouldn't have committed a sin." A free gift! I found out years later, while reading his obituary, that he had left the priesthood, married and fathered four children.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 5:52 am
I have a very difficult time seeing the subject of rape being trivialized the the the way that the GOP has managed.
 

marie c. (168)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:47 am
THANKS KIT
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 9:26 am
I guess we will find out Tuesday if women are willing to stand up for themselves or not.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:13 am
The discussions in this Country has reached a pitiful low, when there is less talk of compassion and more talk of what is the best term used to call various types of rape?, that rape sometimes give the woman a gift, that why are we talking about unimportant topics?, that she asked for it, in particular the sad link to the 11 year old girl who was ganged raped by 18 and the Republican, a woman no less, said if she wasn't dressed that way. Where is the compassion Ms Republican, that a child, a child, had 18 men thrown upon her and that is the best statement you can come up with!

These people need to get their all so righteous heads out of where the sun doesn't sun and get "real' because rape is rape and it's a crime and there is NO gift about it! And I don't care if the woman or 11 year old girl was walking in the middle of the sidewalk without a stitch of clothes on, she still should not be attacked and raped! A kind and a compassionate society would offer her a garment, find out if she was alright, or call the police to help her but you do not, never ever attack and rape her!
 

Kathy B. (98)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:31 am
I don't want to think why rape is on their minds so much. Just typing that made me shudder.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:42 am

There are some things - real issues that need to be discussed, instead we have lies, distractions, distortions and then more lies. We spend are time swatting at the flies.

These are a few things I have to say to those "wing nuts" that interrupt threads with their barrage of nonsense:
(yes, sarcasm is intended) Some of you have seen me use these before, now they seem to be "de rigueur" in responding the republican/T's - please feel free to use them.

"You can be whatever you want; however, in your case you should probably aim low.”

“It’s always nice to see you, from far away.”

“Parting is such sweet sorrow, knowing that I am going to have to see you again tomorrow.”

“I hate watching you go. You block everything in view.”

“Here is a pair of scissors. Run!”

“Your opinions mean as much to me as my facts mean to you.”
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:43 am

We spend OUR time swatting at flies - typo - sorry!
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 12:23 pm
Men spewing this kind of incredible nonsense should be sent to Cell Block B for a couple of weeks where Bubba and the boys could alter their views on rape.

These same misguided people likey spent there time five decades or so ago justifiying segregation in the south.
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:25 pm
I really don't understand how so many of these races can be so close. These Repug men are saying the dumbest and most insensitive things, getting away with it, and even dumber people are voting for them and saying it's ok. BS, it is not ok. I think America has gone mad. How any woman can vote Repug is beyond me. Their platform says that we are 2nd class citizens, incapable of making our own decisions, we are sluts for wanting birth control, and it we are raped, well, we asked for it and too bad, no abortion for you. I hope people come to their senses and vote these jerks out and let people in who want to improve America.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:38 pm

Could it be that the media gains more viewership by making it seem these races are close? Just sayin'.....not every woman is that stupid. Though it seems some are.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:05 pm
Kit makes a really good point. I've also wondered if those who are saying they're close, may know that there will be cheating during the vote counting, and are preparing the public for that skew.
The 2nd point that "some women are stupid" is correct because I've heard many women vote according to what their husband tells them. A Xtian friend of of mine, some yrs. ago, told me that she was just going to ask her husband how to vote on every ballot item....he'd get the info from their church and pass it on to her. Of course, there are always the women in the 1% who enjoy their million$, their several homes, cars, planes, servants...and will vote in the best financial interests of their husbands.
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:06 pm
Sigh.Could some one explain to me the "Todd Akin Campaign Features Rape Victim In Ad Targeting Women November 1, 2012"? I just don't get it. There is one woman who says she HAD an abortion and was raped, (though she doesn't say she got the abortion because of the rape) and then goes on to say she is supporting Akin because "he defends the unborn", then there is a second woman who says she is from Russia and in her rambling statement mumbles something about Akin will "protect life, not to control life like they did in Russia."
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:12 pm

I dunno Roger, paid dummies? I find it interesting that the Bat Crap Crazy (women?) on Care2 have not yet signed even one of the petitions that speak to women's rights. Makes ya wonder about what, if any priorities these women have. That is other than puppy love for Mittens.
 

Khadija O (3)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:29 pm
Thanks.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 5:57 pm
strange that they don't talk about the rape of the earth. Mother Nature can only hold that asprin between her legs for just so long.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 6:25 pm

I think Gloria, that you will find I submit many articles about the abuse of the planet.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:30 pm
My personal theory is that all those who support anything GOP/Tbag are seeing the world upside down. So, in their world, the opposite of how things really are is their view, so therefore here's some of their views:
sex is dirty, lies are truths, truths are lies, facts are not to be accepted, the world is 6000 years old, women belong barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, they want to go back to the good old days when nothing was good and it was actually terrible for all except a few elite.....in that world, they make sense. In their world, ectopic pregnancies are children too---they really don't understand what that is, but definitely that "child" must live!!!!
No abortion is allowed, don't kill an unwanted embryo, it is a child, but take welfare away from the baby once it is born because suddenly he is a moocher.
Go to war and kill the "enemy", never mind that innocent pregnant women will die because of their bombs. They are patriots!!!
They live in a wacko world of insanity and they thump bibles like they have a clue. I wish the grown-ups would take the control out of their hands. Its time for some sense in this country!!!
 

Patricia N. (8)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:54 pm
It is amazing to face the reality of how so many men (and some women) really feel about rape, incest, pregnancy and....women. Very sad in this day and age. I thought we were seeing the end of this battle that started in the 1960's. But maybe it will take another hundred years unless these political ideas are enforced by change of laws and we go backward and have to start the fight all over again. At 73yrs of age I'm really getting afraid for the younger women of today. Never thought this would happen.
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 9:00 pm
2 whole days so far for the anti-woman GOP pretending to be Pro-life.
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:23 am
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pam w. (191)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:10 am
Kit..."not every woman is that stupid. Though it seems some are."


+++++++++++++++ And it's a HUGE mystery to me! Are we so unaware of our brains that we don't dare to USE them? Or is it the religious "right" who confuse women with their propaganda?

And, by the way, Stephen Colbert is a GEM!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:30 am
Thanks
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:18 pm
Leave it to Stephen Colbert to get to the heart of the issue with complete clarity; no muddying the waters with him. Thanks for sharing, Kit. What a shame so many women are too dense to understand, perhaps because they are so wrapped in their bubblewrap they believe everything their "right" male relatives tell them. Thankfully, the women who do use their brains (you included, Kit) continue to try and teach the misguided, and hopefully help them understand the error of their thinking.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:20 pm
I think that each of us should dig a big hole in our front yards so these Republicans can stick their heads in it. Hope no one approaches them from behind while their heads are in the ground.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:40 pm

....OBAMA...WINS!!!!
 
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