American Judge Offers Corrective Rape as Solution to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Daily Caller, a conservative news site, has removed a portion of an article by Joseph A. Rehyansky, a retired Vietnam vet and current part time magistrate, that argues lesbians should be allowed in the United States military so the straight male soldiers could convert them into being straight women.  While the right winged website has since removed the article and republished it without his comments, various websites have made his comments available.

In the original article, Rehyansky claims his policy of only allowing lesbians to serve in the military “would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective “Broke Back,” thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.”

Rehyansky also made statements arguing men were rapists by nature by asserting, “It fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate— a tough job but someone had to do it…”

He continues with, “Women had to be more selective because, then as now, the principal consequences of copulation were theirs: pregnancy; childbirth; most of the responsibilities of childrearing whilst their baby-daddy hunter-gatherers were about hunting and gathering and finding other women to subdue; and the ruination of their pulchritudinous figures. How our ancient foremothers ever managed to establish any choice in the matter is utterly beyond me when one considers that they did not have access to Mace, police whistles, Lady Smith .38s, or domestic violence hotlines.”

Rehyansky’s arguments went even further by claiming that gay men should continue to be banned from the military, based on this notion: “Shouldn’t the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county’s call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view? They are, after all, guys.”

The arrogance isn’t entirely what is so bothersome with his comments, but rather, he believes them to be true.  Without so many words, in effect, Rehyansky is arguing corrective rape for female soldiers.

Rehyansky is ridiculous to the average liberal, but as ridiculous as his comments appear, he gets a lot of play on the Right. He has written for American Spectator, National Review and Human Events. The three publications are powerhouses in terms of “conservative thought.”

It is scary to think that Rehyansky believes his statements true, but it is even scarier to imagine his audience base that supports his thinking.  If he is splattering his ignorance on The Daily Caller, then it becomes important to criticize his misinformation, especially considering the man still works in the American judicial system. Unfortunately, Rehyansky is also retired from the District Attorney’s office where one can only imagine the kind of influence he had in a system that is supposed to be an egalitarian one. 

Similarly, The Daily Caller was launched earlier this year by Tucker Carlson, a Fox News contributor, and Neil Patel, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.

This idea of accountability and fact-checking isn’t only important in arguing why corrective rape for lesbian soldiers is problematic, it is important for such news outlets as The Daily Caller and Fox News because of how many people they have the chance to reach.

Lucy Madison for CBS News reports, “Indeed, a recent Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll revealed that the influence of Fox News on American voters runs deep: In a survey of 1,000 registered ‘likely’ voters polled in September, 81 percent said they relied on cable news channels like Fox, CNN, and MSNBC as a source of political information. Of that 81 percent, 42 percent said they were mainly getting their information from Fox.”

Simply stated, Rehyansky reaches a lot of people that believe his ignorance to be true and while each person is certainly entitled to freedom of speech, one must consider the freedoms of others that will be impaired based on his biased thinking.

He is still currently a magistrate. Meaning, he is a civil officer charged with administering the law. If he is vehemently vocal about his thoughts on gay people, how can he ever provide an unbiased judicial opinion, especially considering that these comments were only a handful of the few that he thought were appropriate to publish? Who knows what other prejudices he might carrying with him into a courtroom?

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Nora Aboali

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Anubandh Srivastava

Poor man, needs medical care, it seems he has a fantasy of himself getting raped and sees rape as leisure for the victims. Psychiatrist should help this thing or man or whatever he is

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Annmari Lundin
Annmari L7 years ago

A definite closet case, although a pedophilic one. I suggest proper authorities check his computer because I have a strong feeling he has more than a few picture of young boys on there.

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Warren Webber
Warren Webber7 years ago

Hmm... shouldn't he also argue that gay men should allow to serve, so straight servicewomen can "correctively rape" them? ...And where exactly did he- or ANYONE- get the idea that rape can fix someone for the "better" in anyway?

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joan w.
joan w7 years ago

I signed a petition on Change.org about a similar topic, but these rapes are taking place, in Africa......this is just sooo wrong !

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janet T.
janet t7 years ago

Obviously this man has serious issues concerning his manhood. Such serious doubts must have a basis. That being said, he also has a serious problem with his brain. History says that he is all wrong in his 'interpretation' of human beginnings. Early society was matriarchal and women chose their mates not the other way around. Women were the first farmers and craftsmen. Men hunted and acted like teenagers, bachelors had few if any responsibilities. They still haven't really grown up. Just see how many needless wars they start to prove their manhood or ownership of some piece of land or idea. This guy should be sentenced to some real education.

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil

Of course, with regard to his presumed Pedophilia: "lithe bodies" are BOYS' bodies. The Magistrate identifies {wishful thinking} with the "muscle-bound caveman-rapist" {presumably like an adult male servicemember} he WISHES he were; the OBJECT of his rape-subdue-desire, is the boy-girl {young male or "boyish" lesbian} - except that in REALITY, in the Real World, he's SCARED of the Lesbian, as an Adult Woman. That leaves the boy-child as the object of his desire/lust/aggression. But, noooooooo, he isn't homosexual!
{I don't call him "Gay"; because self-loving Gay men and women ABHOR child rape and ANY sex without consent and mutuality! But, his pervert desires are still same-sex, homo-sexual, tho underage.}

He also at the same time, wishes spitefully to PUNISH adult women.... {lose their pulchritudinous figures}; for whom, as a sex, he has absolutely no respect at all.
Wonder if he has the remotest clue how PSYCHOLOGICALLY REVEALING his whole blast was! {One long F*RT...!}

One can IMAGINE the Judgements he gives and has given down from his bench.... and, how disturbing it is, that this Creep is FAWNED ON by the Right, as a Great Thinker..... !!!

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil

I read all 300 comments - such unanimity! - and see that MANY people, you don't have to necessarily be Gay, caught on to the Closet Self-Hater in that "lithe bodies" Shower Scene.
Reading closely the chest-thumping "heterosexual" pose {and prose}, the word-usage "SUBDUING" females "and the ruination of their pulchritudinous figures"... methinks, the man "doth protest too much". He is certainly COVERING UP SOMETHING.
I believe these are signs he is most probably a PEDOPHILE. Many Judges and people in authority, are - not just religious authorities! {Catholics and others.} They like to "subdue" the weak, those who can't fight back and can be intimidated from "telling". Adult women are too much for them. {Bet he ISN'T married!} I'm not the only one on this thread, who has caught a whiff of that stench.
His whole imaginary description of "cave life" sounds like it came from fantasy-soft-porn pulp fiction popular when he was a teen. Think of those muscle-bound nearly-naked males {and shrinking, menaced females} on the covers of paperbacks and comic books....
His rape-descriptions are just fantasies of something he WISHES he were "manly" enough to do....
This guy is like a HERO to the Far Right and Fox....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What that says about THEIR psychic hang-ups.... {Rush Limbaugh IS a sex-tourist child-rapist.... }

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil

I have already read these brainless remarks on some Gay sites. Did you catch that part about "the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, *LITHE NAKED BODIES*, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view"???
Well, to most Gay men, these kinds of remarks are a DEAD GIVEAWAY that here we are dealing with a very suppressed CLOSET CASE.
In other words, the guy just WOULDN'T be able to TRUST HIMSELF in the shower with a Gay man.... and so he projects his "sinful thoughts" as being the OTHER person's.... It is SO TYPICAL that the WORST HOMOPHOBES, just about ALWAYS turn out to be Closet Cases themselves.... ha ha ha!
The rest of his trash, about "subduing females", sounds straight out of some fantasy-porn writing.... the guy is sick, sick, SICK. Unfortunate, tho, that such a SICKIE is in a position to exercise POWER over peoples' lives.....

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Lisa S.
Lisa S7 years ago

OMG This is just sick.

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Michael M.

doesn't surprise me
anyone ever run into any of the rape videos military guys post on the net.
they rape civilians and make porn out of it
the bastards
it's enough to make you go crazy
It's all over the internet and barely anyone knows about it.
I literally puked in my mouth when I heard of it
seriously, anyone who thinks it's okay to rape anyone
should be shot before they hurt anyone else.
it is one of the most inhumane despicable acts anyone can commit next to raping a child.
I myself had an ex-girlfriend who was raped
and all I think about everyday is brutally killing the bastard that did it
it's all i can ever think about
tortured forever and ever
thinking about how he got away with it.
I hope you burn in hell for eternity if you think it's okay to rape anyone.

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