Maine state Rep. Lawrence Lockman is awful. Like, really, really awful. Blogger Mike Tipping put together a post of quotes pulled from the course of Lockman’s career about rape, the LGBT community and AIDS, and abortion. I know, you’re shocked to hear that some old white dude is anti-gay and anti-woman and anti-anyone-not-having-missionary-procreative sex within the confines of a marriage bed. Or that those deviating from his narrow thoughts on appropriate sexual behavior deserve whatever punishment they might get.
Hal and I went into more depth on our theories about GOP men not understanding consent or agency. Hal wonders aloud if Lockman has ever even had consensual sex. We toss some appropriate rage at the Alabama rapist sentenced to PROBATION for his third conviction as well ask, “What rape culture?”
Oh, and then there was this from Virginia state senator Steve Martin:
I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive. However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it to remain alive.
Robin Marty makes all kinds of points about why his rewrite was also awful: “Virginia Lawmaker Calls Pregnant Women ‘Hosts,’ and That’s a Good Thing”. And Feminsting said what I was thinking: “So, please, Sen. Martin, don’t hold back–keep telling us what you really think.”
I’ll give the real Steve Martin the final word:
FYI, I am not THAT Steve Martin. http://t.co/qKxr5nO8ch
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 26, 2014
Enhanced audio: HSRP 03/01/14 — What Rape Culture? Maine Edition
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