Chipping Away at Roe…and the Definition of Rape

The implicit redefinition of what constitutes rape, the ramifications of that redefinition for all survivors of sexual violence (not just the pregnant ones), the revictimization of survivors, the policing of women’s bodies and choices, the auditing and ranking of survivors of rape, the auditing and ranking of various acts of rape itself, the condescending and infantilizing paternalism that Other People know what’s best for a pregnant woman and survivor of rape, the virtual impossibility of being able to “prove,” presumably in a court of law, that one was raped (forcibly or otherwise) in time to secure an abortion… There are so many rape culture tropes being served here, I could frankly spend the entire day documenting the innumerable manifestations of misogynistic fuckery at work here.

unbelievable misogyny made manifest in the “Land of the Free”. FFS guys, rape is rape. Thanks to @noirem for depressing my morning.

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