Rape, and other forms of violence and abuse such as birth control sabotage or pregnancy coercion, are acts that seek to strip power from women and inhibit their decisionmaking. This election-year, where are the real conversations about violence against women, not just idiotic statements about rape?
Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.
Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.
Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.
In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.
After months of political ads, voter registration drives, presidential debates, and the circus that is an election cycle, we’re finally approaching the big day. And although this is a new year and a new election, some things never seem to change. Erroneous claims of voter apathy. Widespread fear that young people won’t show up to the polls. The ‘knight in shining armor’ complex masqueraded as a legitimate way to engage Millennials. But don’t sweat it.
Catholic bishops continue to try and exert their will on religious voters.
A new flyer provided at Catholic churches advises parishoners to vote against “evil.”
Akin’s concerns about fabricated rape claims was evident as early as the nineties when he worried that acknowledging spousal rape might give women a way to “beat up on their husbands.”
As a victim and survivor of rape I am appalled and disgusted with the statements that have been made and although it is a very difficult thing to talk about I decided that I could not remain silent any longer.