Friday, August 24, 2012
Rape Statistics … Sexual assault…it’s not about lust and desire, it’s a violent crime of POWER, CONTROL and DOMINANCE. These are not pretty, but the consequences of rape can be even less so.
I really do not want to hear another word that comes out of Todd Akin’s mouth, but I would like to know exactly what it was he apologized for.
Surely, he did not mean by “legitimate rape” to imply that the crime is ever legally justified.
He meant “forcible rape”? meaning where the victim vigorously fights back as opposed to passive acceptance in the hope of less injury? or worse yet, consents or somehow invites the rape?
God forbid, he meant legitimate in the sense of real or actual (actually how I interpreted what he said upon hearing it the first time) as opposed to those times when the victim falsely claims rape maybe as the easiest way to get an abortion.
Really, I am so disgusted that this is the pole-star issue of the upcoming political convention. I don’t think that the media—liberal or conservative—have served the public well through this debacle.
I do think we should be looking pretty hard at our candidates though. I’d say some have definite issues with power, control, and dominance.