Sep 15, 2008

Ms. Ogynist-Pig

Tell me what feminist does this?

"...Eight years ago, complaints about charging rape victims for medical exams in Wasilla prompted the Alaska legislature to pass a bill - signed into law by Knowles - that banned the practice statewide.

"There was one town in Alaska that was charging victims for this, and that was Wasilla," Knowles said
A May 23, 2000, article in Wasilla's newspaper, The Frontiersman, noted that Alaska state troopers and most municipal police agencies regularly pay for such exams, which cost between $300 and $1,200 apiece.

"(But) the Wasilla Police Department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests," the newspaper reported.

It also quoted Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon objecting to the law. Fannon was appointed to his position by Palin after her dismissal of the previous police chief. He said it would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year if the city had to foot the bill for rape exams.

"In the past we've charged the cost of exams to the victims' insurance company when possible," Fannon told the newspaper. "I just don't want to see any more burden put on the taxpayer."..."

and then follows it up with this!

"Palin On Abortion: I'd Oppose Even If My Own Daughter Was Raped...

...the soon-to-be governor said she would fund abstinence-only education programs in schools. "The explicit sex-ed programs," she added, "will not find my support."...

in line with John McCain's own stances. The Senator is against federal funding of birth control and sex education. He has called for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and received a zero rating from NARAL.

Once, aboard the Straight Talk Express, McCain was asked if he supported the use of contraception or President Bush's abstinence-only education program to stem the spreading of AIDS.

"After a long pause, he said, 'I think I support the president's policy.'..."


Debbie said...

All I can think of is how well these two clowns would fit into the frightening world created by Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale.

cameo said...


Mike Lyons said...

I hate to be the opposition here, but I never understood the abortion argument for rape. How, exactly, does stabbing a baby in the head make the rape go away?

I honestly don't understand. Sorry, I just like kids.

cameo said...


Jenny said...

oh Mike, this is a converstation we should have while drinking beer sometime - not via the internet. There is too much to say on the subject.