Saturday, March 31, 2007


To Love, Honor, Cherish, And Rape

Hi, Phyllis Schlafly! I understand you've spent the past thirty years telling American women not to strive for everything that you ended up getting by marrying up. Still, I had to question at least one of your recent points:

At one point, Schlafly also contended that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands.

"By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape," she said.

Now, let's just say that that loving husband of yours suffers a dire blow to the head, Phyllis. Let's say his personality radically changes. He becomes violent and abusive. He forces-- yes, forces-- you to have sex. Drags you screaming into the bedroom. Slaps you if you won't agree to it. Gets violent even if you do for "not doing it right." Now tell me, Phyllis, would you still say then that it isn't rape?

Oh. Wait. By actually leaving the house and having what could effectively be called a career, you've already proven you consider yourself different from all other women. The lack of cognitive dissonance is such a wonderful thing, isn't it?

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