Facts about rape

Facts about rape

Tired of lies spewed by so-called pro-life male candidates? Use this fact guide to refute their points.

So if we’ve learned anything during this election season, it’s that rape is a gift from God, that women’s bodies mysteriously shut down and do not allow themselves to become pregnant during “legitimate” rape, and that incest is, like, really rare—right?

Actually, the only thing I’ve learned is that there are a lot of idiots out there who think they are experts on women’s bodies—and God’s thoughts, I suppose—without ever having been a female or, of course, a God. This irony is laughable, but it’s also much worse, considering that these men want to enact laws on our very bodies.I have been following Soraya Chemaly’s informative and vital blogs at HuffPo lately, and this week she released one that includes 50 facts about rape. In this case, you can interpret the word “fact” in its actual sense, meaning something proven or real, and not in the terminology of the typical Republican male, whose interpretation is pretty much “whatever serves my cause.”

Feel free to bookmark this guide and share it with your friends—particularly the ones who plan on voting Republican this fall or the ones who own a uterus and would like to keep the government, and any other unwanted persons, out of it.