If you ask the Republican Party about the war on women, they will pretend no such thing exists, and most of the men will be quick to say, “I’m not sexist, look, I have a female friend.”
And while actions speak louder than words, the words they use are sometimes even more hurtful, or just downright stupid.
So here are some of the top 10 comments made by Republican politicians about women.
Ryan doesn’t care how you got pregnant, just as long as you keep the baby.
“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.”
You don’t need an abortion, we already have rape kits.
“In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out.”
God must have also blessed you with an abortion.
“Abortion is never an option. At that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill it.”
God planned your rape. Praise Jesus.
“You know, I’m a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.”
This may seem like an innocent comment, but the quote is actually telling women to plan ahead for rape.
“We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life? I have spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”
This Maine lawmaker thinks that if women can have abortions, then men have the right to rape them:
“If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman?” Lockman said. “At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”
How do you even?
“Some girls rape easy.”
Oh and he has more:
“Consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry. All of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.'”
This quote put Akin on the map, and then took him off the map.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.”
Mr. Walsh, a deadbeat dad who refuses to pay child support to his ex-wife, does not believe a women’s life is not worth saving.
“Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape, incest, health of a woman, life of a woman. Life of the woman is not an exception.”
The failed 2012 presidential candidate thinks women should feel blessed for the gift given to them by rapists.
“I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.”
While this list is a top 10 dumbest and worst things said about women and women’s rights by Republicans, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The party has set out to attack the rights of women at any chance they can get.
Sadly, even women inside the party will talk down about themselves and even believe men in the party need to talk down to the women in the GOP.
There is a war on women in America and it is very one-sided war. Don’t be fooled by party members when they attempt to explain to you why they care so much about women’s rights.