Thursday, March 29, 2007

What is wrong with this statement?

Here we are in the 21st century, and yet we've found someone who believes that "married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands."
"By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape," she said.
(via O Dub)


Joseph said...

I think that, by definition, you're right.

See here, and here.

Jamison said...

Not just someone, some woman advocating the rape of women. It's one thing to not be a feminist, but to advocate the second class citizenry of your own gender is baffling really. But she's 81, maybe she won't be as successful this time at destroying equality for womankind. But I don't hold out much hope, the radical right that is destroying our country today came into existence by building off these anti-feminists working to destroy the previous ERA. It would appear that we are sowing the seeds of the rebirth of the Republican party by going down this road again. Or has America matured to the point that they are ready for it. It's terribly risky gamble given that we are on the verge of collapsing because of the utter mismanagement of the Republican party.

joe lance said...

Not trying to steal women's thunder (roar), but

decried intellectual men as "liberal slobs"

is offensive to me. In matters of scale, maybe not as much; but all the same, I don't like it.

alice said...

This is just an afterthought, but what's she doing speaking in public, anyway? She's being awfully uppity, for a woman. It's a disgrace. She should be at home, cooking meals and taking care of her grandchildren. If her husband were still around, he'd be wise to smack her around a bit, to help her understand her place in the world.

Keera said...

Interesting definition of marriage/marital duties. Thanks, but no, thanks. I can consent to sex without the blood test and license. Of course, this really isn't anything new for Schlafly.

PS: "Found someone" has given me a Cher earworm. Bleh.