As we all know, one of the biggest challenges we face as a society is coming up with a socially, and more importantly, legally acceptable excuse for raping a woman.
American juries consistently find the ever popular excuses she was asking for it or she wanted it irreconcilable in lieu of subsequent events, despite a woman’s dress, reputation, or behavior at the time. (Damn libs.)
Furthermore, the excuse that she don’t listen–while often true–is inexplicably regarded as insufficient cause for engaging in the forced penetration of an unwilling female.
In a perfect world, the truly free rapist would not have to resort to such harsh tactics as threats, intimidation, brutal violence, and murder. Issues surrounding uppity women and male inadequacy could be resolved in a simple display of physical dominance. Without shaming, without public mockery. No more fleeing prosecution or fending off advances from amorous cellmates for exercising your God-given right to express your sexual superiority. (I mean, can 20,000 years of human history be wrong?)
Well, fret no longer.
The ambitious and enlightened senators of the Virginia legislature have shown us the way. In January, the Virginia State Senate passed a law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo a mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound. In other words, before she can get a abortion–which is her legal right–she must be penetrated–with or without her consent–by an ultrasound wand in a procedure that serves no medical purpose whatsoever. The legislators’ justification? The women have it coming. According to a Virginia legislator forced to speak on condition of anonimity, women seeking abortions, “consented to being penetrated when they got pregnant.”
There’s the rub. (And the Marquis De Sade himself couldn’t have said it any better.)
Rape can at least partially be defined as penetration without consent. If consent is negated by previously engaging in sexual intercourse, every non-virgin woman is fair game! (Sure, the strict Constitutionalists may demand impregnation as a stipulation, but Rick Santorum has some innovative ideas on precisely when life begins that should provide lots of wiggle room. Besides, in the first trimester you can’t really tell.)
So, three cheers for the Virginia legislature. *Sniff!* They’re all growns up and doing the rapists proud.
Now, throw that ski-mask and that duct tape in your backpack and get out there!
(Transvaginal ultrasound image from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04391. Misogyny image from: http://www.noethics.net/News/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1594:2010-oscar-nominees-for-best-performance-as-a-judicial-misogynist-&catid=186:academy-award-winners&Itemid=103. Unified bitch theory image from: http://www.gandalf23.com/?m=200709&paged=2.)