Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Shit Conservatives Don't Understand, Part 3,479

If Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America is shocked and outraged at a university for acts as inocuous as urging students to "Be open to new experiences", letting students use their preferred pronouns, or even talking to students without their parents present (quick! the smelling salts!)...well, just imagine her reaction to some seriously beyond the pale alternative sexuality:
U.S. Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club on Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history.

"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" he said at in Urbandale, Iowa. "Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages taken place and whatever happened to culture after society? I know I can't certify that I'm not a part of a product of that."
I'm sure she'll condemn this in the most forceful haha just kidding. Because:
The Kiron Republican was discussing his defense of not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in the anti-abortion legislation he tried to pass in Congress.
Yeah, don't expect Penny Nance or CWFA to say anything negative about a guy who's working tirelessly for their number one issue*.

Anyway, in the midst of Penny's pearl-clutching she makes one revealing (if inadvertent) admission:
At one point, after dinner, they sent parents off to oblivious sleep while they lectured students on not making assumptions about each other’s gender or sexuality. Were they suggesting students ought to be fluidly “exploring” their gender and sexuality, as if it were some expected adventure? In the era of “Me Too,” that seems off message. [emphasis added]
Take that, woke liberals! Except...exploring one's gender and sexuality is, or should be, consensual, while #MeToo is all about non-consensual behavior. And in thinking she's made some killer point by lumping the two together, she admits to being entirely unclear on the distinction between consensual and non-consensual. (Just like Steven King, or any other movement conservative.) Which is only to be expected from someone whose number one political priority is forcing women to give birth against their will.

This inability to distinguish consensual from non-consensual behavior is, in fact, the unifying principle of conservative social policy. It's why conservatives like King and Todd Akin keep saying the quiet part out loud, why they can't help equating homosexuality with bestiality or pedophilia, why most have no issue with forcing women to give birth to their rapists' children. And it's one more reason why they have no compunction about supporting a rapist in the White House.

*By the way, that wholesome Black family in the banner on that page? Yes, it's a stock photo. I mean, since you asked.

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