The (R) Stands for Rape


The Republican Party is the Party of Rape. Rapists. Rape apologists. Bullies who stand up for racists. But especially, men who justify, minimize and deny rape for political gain. When you see that (R) next to someone's name, just remember, it stands for "Rape".

"If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that thing down.” - Todd Akin (R)

"If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman?" - Lawrence Lockman (R)

"I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape." - Chuck Winder (R)

"Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word ‘rape’ means.” - Bill Donahue (R)

“Well, you know, if you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened, The Lord uses all circumstances. I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality unfortunately.” - George Faught (R)

And now we have every conservative politician and pundit saying "boys will be boys" or that trying to rape someone who escapes before penetration isn't sexual assault.