“The Hill reports that Rep. Virginia Foxx has proposed an amendment that would prevent federal funds from being used to train medical residents on abortion techniques. The provision is attached to a bill that would reduce federal funding for graduate medical student education and make it subject to annual appropriations. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the program is automatically funded. Foxx says: “This amendment ensures that the grants being provided to teaching health centers are not being used to perform elective abortion, makes it crystal clear that taxpayer money is not being used to train healthcare providers to perform abortion procedures … When the liberal Democrats rammed through their government takeover of healthcare, in an unprecedented fashion, they refused to include longstanding pro-life provisions.”—
This case, which ended in acquittals on rape charges for two cops, proves that even if you bring an inebriated woman up to her apartment while you are a police officer who is on-duty, then return to her apartment not once, not twice but three times, then admit to “cuddling” and kissing the victim while she is not in complete control of her faculties but later on realizes that she had been raped, then later on, days after the rape, you make statements, caught on tape, implying that yes, there was sexual contact and that you had even used a condom (!!!) — even after all of that, you can still be acquitted of rape charges. THIS IS A FUCKING OUTRAGE.
I give up. I fucking give up. How can this be real? REALLY NOW, WHY WOULD THIS HAPPEN? 4reiglkmvrldkfdcsfe.
(Edited to be more survivor friendly, I hope …)
Wtf. WTF. All I can do is reiterate that we live in a culture that emphasizes that women should avoid being raped instead of the fact that rape is wrong. And when it does happen, we as a culture allow the woman to be blamed. For being loose, inebriated, asking for it, whatever. This is why ridiculous laws like redefining rape are even proposed. What is wrong with people? This isn’t just about a history of patriarchy that has repressed women. This is about men and women as an entire culture allowing these things to happen and be accepted, and I am sick of it.