The GOP and God-sanctioned rape

I live in Indiana with Richard Mourdock, the man who believes rape and the resulting pregnancy are parts of God’s plan.

I have never been raped, but I know something about rape. When my mother was in her sixties, she was raped twice by a serial rapist who was never caught. My daughter was sexually assaulted at college and the assailant walked away with an off-the-record rebuke. And a former high school girlfriend was kidnapped and raped while hitchhiking.

Here’s what I know about rape.

Six months afterward, I have seen my mother start shaking uncontrollably and then cry for hours.

I have heard my daughter scream in the night, and when her mother ran to comfort her, I have sat in bed listening helplessly.

I have been told by my former girlfriend that she can no longer have sex, because whenever a man touches her she goes completely rigid, stiff as a board, not even able to speak.

So no, I have never had a 250 lb man squeeze my throat until I heard things cracking while he shoved a dick up my ass, but I know something about rape.

I am tempted to wish the gift of rape upon Mourdock’s family, but I cannot. So let me wish this. Mourdock, may you be judged by a god who has rape as part of his heavenly plan.

6 replies »

  1. “Romney campaign stands by Mourdock”.

    Women.. For Goodness sake.. WAKE UP..

    If ever there WAS a sign from God, this would be one of them.. These ‘men’ who are completely uneducated and ignorant about a woman’s body, want to be in charge of the laws that Govern YOUR body. There is no other way to put it. Welcome to the year 1642 where science and medicine take a back seat. Don’t even dare mention the earth revolves around the sun.

    The Governor has said if he wins the Presidency that he would sign legislation if presented, that bans abortion. And you have GOP senators and Congressmen who have now said that women who get raped have no medical worries as they can’t get pregnant if they are ‘really’ raped, and now with Mourdoch, it is ‘God’s Gift’.


    Vote like YOUR life, your daughter’s life and health depends on it.. It’s not playtime anymore, they are playing for keeps and total control.Have no doubt, this is ‘the big grab’.

    • I have a question. And it’s less snark than it might seem at first. It goes like this.

      In a theocratic society, there should be no mandate higher than God’s will, and our emerging theocratic society is clearly one that believes strongly in predestination. So, in the society that Mourdock and Romney (and Akin and Santorum and Ryan and [insert your local GOP candidate here] are working toward, if I rape a woman, can I legally claim that it was God’s will as a defense in court?

  2. Thank you for this. I’m truly sorry to hear about what happened. What many rape victims would like most would be some acknowledgment, and not to be swept under the rug as social conservatives seem committed to doing.

  3. Powerful and moving. I was so sorry to read this, but thank you , Otherwise . Perhaps when these idiots realize that men ( the fathers, sons and friends of the victims) can be victims of the rape also, they may grasp what a monstrous crime it is.