Over the previous 15 years, at the very least, People have needed to hearken to a number of the most weird feedback, and outright lies, from Republican males explaining why they’ve the proper to dominate girls and management their our bodies and reproductive well being. Texas Governor Greg Abbot did exactly what each spiritual Republican management freak has completed for over a decade and delivered an over-the-top justification for signing a non secular invoice into regulation giving fanatical spiritual People management over Texas’ girls’s our bodies.
There was fairly a bit of shock over Abbot’s rape remarks over the previous couple of days, however sadly he hasn’t been requested the proper follow-up questions that may compel him to disclose the true motive white Republican males have been on a campaign to manage American girls.
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 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 ensure that we remove 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 may 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 “remove all rapists from the streets of Texas” earlier than almost 15,000 girls suffered violent sexual assaults in 2019. If stopping rape was as straightforward a job as Abbot pretends it’s, why didn’t he stand 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 girl’s fundamental human proper to manage her personal physique.
Then there may be the little challenge of married males raping their wives, what is usually often called “”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 carry 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 slightest degree occupied with 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 learn how to be trustworthy, then he would have spent a day or so of the previous six years stopping evangelical preachers from sexually molesting (raping) younger women. Regardless of the Herculean effort to cowl up the clergy’s sexual predation issues, there was no small variety of reviews and convictions of Texas spiritual leaders raping younger women. If Abbot was a get up man and meant what he stated 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 girls or women being raped, few of the white Republican males making an attempt to manage American girls do. He has made that abundantly clear over the previous six years.
In truth, based on 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 government order upon being sworn in as Texas governor to right away get the rape kits processed, go seek 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 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 girl’s organic capabilities concerning copy; all the things she stated was honest-to-dog reality. Nevertheless true her remarks, they missed the purpose of this complete challenge.
Whether or not a girl discovers she is pregnant at six days, six weeks or six months, no man has the proper 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 definitely not the misogynist sitting within the governor’s mansion. For canine’s sake, Abbot is in his mid-sixties so he at the very least has a rudimentary understanding about human copy. 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 completed 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, get up, and inform girls on nationwide tv that he believes they don’t have the proper 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 form of assault on a girl’s proper to decide on. The first motive, after all, is that Republican males are in 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 notably, 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.