Over the previous 15 years, a minimum of, People have needed to hearken to among the most weird feedback, and outright lies, from Republican males explaining why they’ve the appropriate to dominate ladies and management their our bodies and reproductive well being. Texas Governor Greg Abbot did exactly what each spiritual Republican management freak has achieved for over a decade and delivered an over-the-top justification for signing a non secular invoice into legislation giving fanatical spiritual 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 appropriate follow-up questions that may compel him to disclose the actual cause white Republican males have been on a campaign to regulate American ladies.
When the topic of Texas’ abortion ban got here up concerning 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 lady 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 guarantee that we get rid of 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 practically 15,000 rapes in Texas in 2019 alone; essentially 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 “get rid of all rapists from the streets of Texas” earlier than practically 15,000 ladies suffered violent sexual assaults in 2019. If stopping rape was as straightforward a job 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 should not carousing the streets of Texas as it’s that Abbot cares nothing about supporting a lady’s primary human proper to regulate her personal physique.
Then there’s the little subject of married males raping their wives, what is usually generally known as “”spousal or partner rape.” Everybody is aware of it happens greater than most individuals wish to admit. If stopping rape is such a straightforward job, 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’s not in the least excited about stopping, a lot much less stopping, rape of any form,
Additionally, if Abbot was being honest, and solely a idiot believes he is aware of the right way to be sincere, 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 spiritual leaders raping younger ladies. If Abbot was a arise man and meant what he stated no-one would ever once more see reports of Texas pastors being dropped at justice, after the actual fact, for rape.
Abbot doesn’t care about ladies or ladies being raped, few of the white Republican males making an attempt to regulate American ladies do. He has made that abundantly clear over the previous six years.
The truth is, in accordance 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 towards humanity, he would have issued an government order upon being sworn in as Texas governor to right away get the rape kits processed, go search out the perpetrators, and check out them for rape. However he didn’t as a result of eliminating rapists solely entered his thoughts when he was confronted with the hideous fact 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 capabilities concerning copy; every part she stated was honest-to-dog fact. Nevertheless true her remarks, they missed the purpose of this complete subject.
Whether or not a lady discovers she is pregnant at six days, six weeks or six months, no man has the appropriate to regulate whether or not she carries the fetus to full time period – not her husband, not her preacher, not her daddy, not her brother and definitely not the misogynist sitting within the governor’s mansion. For canine’s sake, Abbot is in his mid-sixties so he a minimum of has a rudimentary understanding about human copy. He rattling positive 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 achieved 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 appropriate to regulate their very own our bodies, a lot much less their reproductive well being. In Abbot’s worldview, these rights belong to non secular Republican males and that’s the secondary cause there’s any sort of assault on a lady’s proper to decide on. The first cause, after all, is that Republican males are at first misogynist pigs.
Audio engineer and teacher for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of ladies, 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.