Pro-Sex Assault, Anti-Condom, Anti-Abortion
Contradiction abounds among too many Republican leaders of the male persuasion.
These men are anti-abortion yet fight against contraception — the most effective means of preventing one.
Or they are anti-abortion until they want their partners to get one.
Or they engage in sexual assault even while acting to prevent women and girls from accessing abortion should they be impregnated by such a horrifying act.
It all sounds contradictory. But patriarchy ties it all altogether.
Right now Brett Kavanaugh is being considered for a seat on the Supreme Court. He is both anti-abortion and, if Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against him is true* he sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. If Kavanaugh’s full intention had been rape he may have impregnated her had she not escaped. But of course he is against abortion.
In a related contradiction, former deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee, Elliott Broidy, admires Trump’s “uncanny ability to sexually abuse women and get away with it,” reports The New York Times. Yet he and Trump have both been leaders in a political party that fights against both birth control and abortion. So Trump and Broidy think it’s okay to sexually assault women but women shouldn’t have access to abortion if they become impregnated by an assault?
Mr. Broidy also refused to wear condoms when he had sex with his mistress — and then insisted she get an abortion once he impregnated her. And despite his “official” stand against abortion.
Meanwhile, Donald J. Trump has not only raped women (as reported by his former wife, Ivana), he also refuses to wear condoms — say his lovers. Yet when his girlfriend (and future wife) Marla Maples got pregnant he asked, “Well, what are we going to do about this?″ Now what option might that be for an anti-abortion president?
It’s all contradictory on one level.
It’s all of a sort on another:
In such a world women have no freedom over their bodies but men have complete freedom to do whatever they will. Men get what they want. Women pay the price. It all sustains patriarchy.
*Christine Blasey Ford sounds credible, having passed a lie detector test, having corroborating notes from her therapist, and having nothing personally to gain by lying but much to lose even by telling the truth. She also wants an FBI investigation. It’s not illegal to lie to Congress. It is illegal to lie to the FBI.