Over the previous 15 years, not less than, People have needed to take heed to a few of the most weird feedback, and outright lies, from Republican males explaining why they’ve the fitting to dominate ladies and management their our bodies and reproductive well being. Texas Governor Greg Abbot did exactly what each non secular Republican management freak has accomplished for over a decade and delivered an over-the-top justification for signing a non secular invoice into legislation giving fanatical non secular People management over Texas’ ladies’s our bodies.
There was fairly a bit of concern over Abbot’s rape remarks over the previous couple of days, however sadly he hasn’t been requested the fitting follow-up questions that might compel him to disclose the actual motive white Republican males have been on a campaign to manage American ladies.
When the topic of Texas’ abortion ban got here up relating to its draconian inclusion of no exceptions for rape and incest, Abbot opened himself up for a correct verbal assault. He insinuated that six weeks after being raped is greater than sufficient time for a girl to terminate an undesirable being pregnant, and that he had a greater resolution; he would put an finish to rape as a result of “it’s a criminal offense.” He said:
“Let’s make one thing very clear: Rape is a criminal offense. And Texas will work tirelessly to be sure that we eradicate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them and getting them off the streets.”
So, truthful sufficient. Everybody is aware of rape is a criminal offense. But when Abbot thought he might do something to cease it as Texas governor, then what the Hell has he been doing for the previous six years?
According to Statista, there have been almost 15,000 rapes in Texas in 2019 alone; probably the most of any state within the nation.
It’s noteworthy that in 2019 Abbot had been governor for 3 years. The place was he and why didn’t he “eradicate all rapists from the streets of Texas” earlier than almost 15,000 ladies suffered violent sexual assaults in 2019. If stopping rape was as straightforward a activity as Abbot pretends it’s, why didn’t he rise up off his lazy behind and cease it throughout his first month in workplace in 2015?
And whereas he was at it, why didn’t he pursue males responsible of incest or monsters guilty of date or statuatory rape? It’s as apparent to anybody with a pulse that almost all rapists will not be carousing the streets of Texas as it’s that Abbot cares nothing about supporting a girl’s fundamental human proper to manage her personal physique.
Then there may be the little subject of married males raping their wives, what is often often called “”spousal or partner rape.” Everybody is aware of it happens greater than most individuals need to admit. If stopping rape is such a straightforward activity, Abbot has had six lengthy years to convey marital rape to a screeching halt, however he hasn’t and the reason being completely clear: as a result of he isn’t in the slightest degree fascinated with stopping, a lot much less stopping, rape of any sort,
Additionally, if Abbot was being honest, and solely a idiot believes he is aware of how one can be trustworthy, then he would have spent a day or so of the previous six years stopping evangelical preachers from sexually molesting (raping) younger ladies. Regardless of the Herculean effort to cowl up the clergy’s sexual predation issues, there was no small variety of stories and convictions of Texas non secular leaders raping younger ladies. If Abbot was a arise man and meant what he mentioned no-one would ever once more see reports of Texas pastors being delivered to justice, after the actual fact, for rape.
Abbot doesn’t care about ladies or ladies being raped, few of the white Republican males trying to manage American ladies do. He has made that abundantly clear over the previous six years.
In truth, in line with data there are roughly 2,000 unprocessed rape kits sitting idle proper now. If Abbot cared about rapists being held accountable for his or her filthy crimes in opposition to humanity, he would have issued an govt order upon being sworn in as Texas governor to right away get the rape kits processed, go search out the perpetrators, and take a look at them for rape. However he didn’t as a result of eliminating rapists solely entered his thoughts when he was confronted with the hideous reality about Texas’ ban on abortion.
Home Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made some information by dressing down Abbot for his so-called “ignorance” a couple of lady’s organic features relating to replica; every thing she mentioned was honest-to-dog reality. Nonetheless true her remarks, they missed the purpose of this whole subject.
Whether or not a girl discovers she is pregnant at six days, six weeks or six months, no man has the fitting to manage whether or not she carries the fetus to full time period – not her husband, not her preacher, not her daddy, not her brother and positively not the misogynist sitting within the governor’s mansion. For canine’s sake, Abbot is in his mid-sixties so he not less than has a rudimentary understanding about human replica. He rattling certain is aware of it may be initiated by a violent sexual assault; one thing he claims is a criminal offense however one thing he has accomplished nothing about for six years; together with sitting idly by whereas rape kits sit unprocessed.
If Abbot wasn’t a liar, he would man up, arise, and inform ladies on nationwide tv that he believes they don’t have the fitting to manage their very own our bodies, a lot much less their reproductive well being. In Abbot’s worldview, these rights belong to spiritual Republican males and that’s the secondary motive there may be any sort of assault on a girl’s proper to decide on. The first motive, after all, is that Republican males are at the beginning misogynist pigs.
Audio engineer and teacher for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of girls, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of faith and significantly, freedom of NO faith.
Born within the South, raised within the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.