just tell the rapist "let's not go forward with this act"

Lest you think the sort of reactionary bigotry seen in my last two posts is confined to wingnut media, here's an example from the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.

If you can't view the clip right now, here's what State Senator Douglas Henry is saying, courtesy of Feministing.
"Rape, ladies and gentlemen, is not today what rape was. Rape, when I was learning these things, was the violation of a chaste woman, against her will, by some party not her spouse. Today it's simply, 'Let's don't go forward with this act.'"

At the Feministing post, a few commenters are lamely trying to defend this. Henry is pro-choice, so that makes it ok? When he was a young man, rape was thought of this way, so that makes it ok? And of course, there's always "taken out of context". Oy.

Thanks to Allan and James, as always, for the material for the last few posts.

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