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(Huffington Post)   New Pennsylvania bill includes provision requiring women to prove they were raped. Want to guess which party inserted the provision?   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-10-25 02:13:39 AM  
7 votes:
i159.photobucket.com
2012-10-25 12:14:18 AM  
4 votes:
Rapeublicans love inserting unwanted things into places they shouldn't go.
2012-10-24 09:25:36 PM  
4 votes:
i110.photobucket.com
Republicans are assholes
2012-10-24 08:55:22 PM  
4 votes:
ah, yes - the rape-publican party strikes again.
2012-10-25 02:32:49 AM  
3 votes:
Oooh, a rape incentive program!
2012-10-25 02:06:58 AM  
3 votes:

Fark Me To Tears: Lionel Mandrake: So, they'll help you raise your rape baby, but your broken condom baby gets nothing?

If you spent a little less money on cigarettes and beer, you could have bought the better brand condoms and avoided the broken condom baby altogether. Personal responsibility... The More You Know™...


If I spend less money on beer I won't need condoms. Duh.
2012-10-25 02:03:46 AM  
3 votes:
Was it inserted forcefully?
2012-10-24 11:37:55 PM  
3 votes:
And people wondered why I switched to Democrat....

keep this up and i'm going to have to actually run for office.
2012-10-25 03:10:57 AM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Parmenius: What ever happened to the Fark(tm) proposal to start referring to the GOP as the "White Male Christian Nationalist Party"?

Too long... Maybe the National Social Party.


They're hardly social. Maybe they should be called the National Anti-Social Independent Party.

/I did NASI that
2012-10-25 03:07:07 AM  
2 votes:
If you would just sign this official Proof of Rape certificate on your way out, I would be much obliged, sir. No, it's okay, I'm a notary.
2012-10-25 02:11:23 AM  
2 votes:

IamAwake: ok honestly - I'm confused. So it's ok for a woman to claim - in welfare benefits - that she was raped...without having actually filed a charge with anyone? The woman isn't required to prove anything other than that she filed a report - the burden of proof of the actual crime isn't on her. Normally I'd be all "ah, another stupid anti-human (both genders, lets be real here) repub law..." but...really? Misleading rewording of headline much, subby? What exactly is /wrong/ about what they're doing here?


You're not supposed to actually read the article.
2012-10-24 10:12:44 PM  
2 votes:

Parmenius: What ever happened to the Fark(tm) proposal to start referring to the GOP as the "White Male Christian Nationalist Party"?


Too long... Maybe the National Social Party.
2012-10-24 09:44:38 PM  
2 votes:

Parmenius: What ever happened to the Fark(tm) proposal to start referring to the GOP as the "White Male Christian Nationalist Party"?


Is there a reason we need to state the obvious with many more words? It's like calling the KKK racists; we know all ready. No need to waste time with it.
2012-10-25 09:42:14 AM  
1 vote:
www.panelsonpages.com
Hi. I'm a recovering crackhead, and this is my retarded sister I take care of. I'd like some welfare please.
2012-10-25 09:17:16 AM  
1 vote:

Genevieve Marie: david_gaithersburg: And we all know that PA is one of those states without access to abortions. Derp.


82% of counties in Pennsylvania have no abortion provider. 46% of women in Pennsylvania live in those counties. Pennsylvania also has mandated counseling designed to discourage abortion and a mandatory 24 hour waiting period.

That may sound like no big deal until you consider the fact that someone who requires welfare benefits and qualifies is already pretty desperately poor... so affording not one, but two days off of work, plus transporatation to another county and lodgings there is actually a pretty big burden on abortion access.

 Source: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/pennsylvania.html


Gah, wish I read this before. Invalidates my "Pensylvania is not Mississippi or Texas" remark.

Ok, well then I'm okay with the bill -- as long as they amend it to (a) provide funding to provide access to contraception and abortion services within every county (b) revoke the mandated anti-abortion counseling and 24 hour wait period. And (c) add funding for rape awareness and prevention programs, counseling programs, self-defense courses and additional officer training.

How does that sound? Are we getting closer to sufficiently bi-partisan legislation?

/not a legislator
//plays one on Fark
2012-10-25 07:56:02 AM  
1 vote:

eiger:
Honestly, if I were a women and I was raped, I would think long and hard before actually reporting it.


Did you encourage him to rape you?

You know, sweetheart. Dress a bit provocatively? Maybe give him a wink? Have a heartbeat? I think we both know you probably said "hello," and of course that just screams "rape me like the whore I am." Now, why do you go back to your kitchen, and let us work on some real crimes, like how that mosque got built just 27 blocks away from city hall.
2012-10-25 07:26:26 AM  
1 vote:

keylock71: What the fark is wrong with these people?


They're PA republicans. Everything is what's wrong with them. I wouldn't listen to them if they told me not to eat plutonium

blueviking: Wow...I hope to all my heathen gods that was a troll.


Obviously. I don't support rape, republicans, or any other words that start with R.
.
2012-10-25 06:44:44 AM  
1 vote:
I just had my local Republican rep come to my door. He wants me to vote for him and gave me his pamphlet for the upcoming election:


www.mediashow.ro
2012-10-25 05:01:56 AM  
1 vote:
(They're writing the exception into it because they don't want to appear insensitive, yet want to still appear tough.)

/Picture Chuck Norris in a kimono.
2012-10-25 04:59:39 AM  
1 vote:
R is for Racism. R is for Rape. R is for Rednecks. R is for Radical and Religious.

R is for Republican.
2012-10-25 04:05:45 AM  
1 vote:

bonobo73: "I'm pregnant again."
"Why? You know this eliminates your benefits"
"I was raped."
"Ok. Did you report the assault?"
"No, it was my pimp that raped me and if I tell the police it was my pimp I'll go to prison for prostitution and then when I get out he'll slit my throat and put my body in a dumpster and no one will so much as bat an eyelash.."
"But you want me to believe that you were raped."
"Yes."
"Even though you're providing no proof whatsoever."
"Yes."
"And even if the sex was consensual, it's in your best interests to lie about being raped to keep your benefits."
"Yep."
...


Welcome to the really real world asshole, where fathers rape their stepdaughters and husbands rape their wives. Where 14 year old girls have sex with strangers for food and drugs and some men would just as soon as kill you and your unborn child then face ever having to pay child support. The world is a scary farked up place and apparently you've been lucky enough to avoid the vast vast vast majority of it's terrors. So how about you go rest your head on your $5k bed set and let adults deal with he aftermath of what your ignorance breeds.

part of that includes giving women an anonymous support network so the men in their life don't gut them like fish and dump them in a lake.
2012-10-25 04:02:19 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: unless you want to end the night killing after losing all faith in humanity.


I meant to say "killing yourself after"
but, that works too
2012-10-25 03:48:22 AM  
1 vote:

Genevieve Marie: It's almost like these guys are all anti-choice and yet pro-punishing poor women for having babies!


They prefer "pro-life"

...oddly enough
2012-10-25 03:45:20 AM  
1 vote:
Oh dammit. On my link for Swanger, I accidentally copied Princess Madeleine's engagement announcement instead. (Which by the way, was far more interesting than this thread)

Here's her voting record: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/60129/rosemarie-swanger/2/ab o rtion-issues#.UIjuAxiVg7A
2012-10-25 03:43:41 AM  
1 vote:
Where is the bill requiring a woman who gets pregnant while already claiming the EITC for one or more existing children to prove she reported the rape or incest that caused her current pregnancy before she is allowed another EITC deduction?

These welfare queens popping out another kid every year just to get another $3,500 of MY tax dollars must be stopped! I'm looking at you Mrs. Duggar!
2012-10-25 03:36:18 AM  
1 vote:

L.D. Ablo: The Republicans are lucky that men can't get pregnant.


Yes, but that doesn't stop them from trying.
2012-10-25 03:34:23 AM  
1 vote:
The Republicans are lucky that men can't get pregnant.
2012-10-25 03:34:09 AM  
1 vote:

sticky2shoes: If you weren't raped, you had control. If you were raped, the law still allows you to get welfare.



Ah, and we are right back to the idea that poor women should just be abstinent unless they're in a committed relationship and are  wealthy enough to afford children or birth control.

Because that is totally realistic and an excellent basis for determining policy.

*facepalm*
2012-10-25 03:30:00 AM  
1 vote:

blindpreacher: No where in the article is it mentioned the bill is trying to limit access to birth control or abortions. You're trying to fit the article to your own narrative.



Yea, you're either being willfully obtuse or you've only just now awakened from a Rip Van Winkleesque sleep and you've missed the last two or three years of legislation on contraceptive access and abortion rights.
2012-10-25 03:23:42 AM  
1 vote:
Lets legalize rape and end this discussion, Join the Republicans for rape ticket.
2012-10-25 03:14:02 AM  
1 vote:

sticky2shoes: This post contains at least 3 more incorrect assumptions about me and my views, on top of the "pro-life" remark. Try sticking to the debate at hand instead of reading minds.


What? You don't like it when someone makes incorrect assumptions about YOU?

But you happily call women "welfare queens"? Happily make assumptions about people YOU DON'T KNOW?

GASP. It's as if... You are a douche bag hypocrite!

/my work is done here
//you'll ignore your own failings
2012-10-25 03:04:39 AM  
1 vote:

SanchezSucio: Alphax: SanchezSucio: I love all this Hate Mongering by "tolerant open minded liberals" talking about what hate mongers all Republicans are. The headline was so sensationalized it did not even match the article. Just another day of Left-wing yellow journalism. I love how "all" Republicans are labeled as racist woman haters, female Republicans are called traitors and black Republicans are called Uncle Toms and worse, while any sexist comments by female liberals or racist comments by liberal minorities are tolerated and encouraged. Every time I hear some complaint about Republicans/conservatives are turning extreme, it just comes off as a Projection. 
It is funny how it came out 24 hours ago the Obama White House lied about Benghazi on day 1 for the election and the President went campaigning. This is disgusting behavior, but not a peep and no green light article on Fark.

Not one thing you said is true. Looks like another old account reactivated and given to a troll.

Same guy. I see you just drink all the party koolaid. Have you seen the reaction to Stacey Dash supporting Romney? Its disgusting behavior. Libs never put their great leaders or commentators under any of the scrutiny they put the political right under. All the things you hate Bush for, which abama continued, the outrage seems to have disappeared.


Fine, fine, you're the same guy. favorited!!
2012-10-25 02:41:17 AM  
1 vote:

Lionel Mandrake: [i159.photobucket.com image 483x1500]


Damn, Republicans know their rape.
2012-10-25 02:36:06 AM  
1 vote:

sticky2shoes: What a dumb comment.


Yes, your comment certainly is.

"Pro-life", are ya?
2012-10-25 02:36:03 AM  
1 vote:

sticky2shoes: Genevieve Marie: Talondel: It doesn't even say that. It says they have to submit a signed, notarized statement indicating that she reported it to the authorities. A law that encourages the reporting of rape to the proper authorities? The horror. Truly PA republicans are monsters.

You're kidding right? You really think a rape vicitm's first thought upon being raped is going to be "Oh, I've just been raped! Clearly I need to go to the police right now because if I don't and I get pregnant and can't afford to raise a child, a year or so from now I'm going to be totally screwed."

Because I'm pretty sure for most people, it's more like numbness, rage, grief, horror, anger and the general beginnings of PTSD.

You made up the part where she has to report it immediately. The law only says that she has to report it before demanding that taxpayers give her free money.


'Demanding that taxpayers give her free money'. That's loaded language. And makes it sound bad that we're helping the least among us. How unchristian of you.
2012-10-25 02:30:12 AM  
1 vote:
It's Catch-22 Yossarian. You can't have an abortion unless you were raped, but if you were legitimately raped, you don't NEED an abortion because your body will protect itself from the sperm, so you can't have an abortion.
2012-10-25 02:29:30 AM  
1 vote:

sticky2shoes: andino: It kind of makes you wonder how many of these Republican politicians are rapists themselves. Not necessarily recently, but more likely when they were in high school or college. They may have committed their crimes years ago, but they still are, and always will be, rapists.

How else can you explain their sympathy--and even affinity--for rapists?

What a dumb comment. The law is AGAINST rapists. It gives rape victims a financial incentive to report their rape to the police, which allows the rape to be investigated, so the rapist can get caught and be stopped from raping more women. Rape is already underreported, so they're putting a financial benefit behind speaking out, and at the same time, preserving limited tax resources to help rape victims instead of welfare queens who get pregnant irresponsibly and expect everyone else to pay for their decisions.


OW! I just bruised my forehead.
2012-10-25 02:16:53 AM  
1 vote:

Jim_Callahan: Some day Christianity's going to have to stop passing the buck and accept that y'all's religion makes you demonstrably worse people than you would otherwise be on a regular basis.


Maybe another 2000 years?

But then I'm really going to be out of patience.
2012-10-25 02:15:03 AM  
1 vote:

IamAwake: ok honestly - I'm confused. So it's ok for a woman to claim - in welfare benefits - that she was raped...without having actually filed a charge with anyone? The woman isn't required to prove anything other than that she filed a report - the burden of proof of the actual crime isn't on her. Normally I'd be all "ah, another stupid anti-human (both genders, lets be real here) repub law..." but...really? Misleading rewording of headline much, subby? What exactly is /wrong/ about what they're doing here?


You're missing the big picture- why on earth does a woman NEED to discuss the circumstances surrounding her child's conception to obtain welfare benefits for that child?
2012-10-25 02:14:31 AM  
1 vote:
"I'm pregnant again."
"Why? You know this eliminates your benefits"
"I was raped."
"Ok. Did you report the assault?"
"No."
"But you want me to believe that you were raped."
"Yes."
"Even though you're providing no proof whatsoever."
"Yes."
"And even if the sex was consensual, it's in your best interests to lie about being raped to keep your benefits."
"Yep."
...
2012-10-25 02:14:30 AM  
1 vote:
Wait, why are they bothering with this shiat? There ARE NO RAPE BABIES. Aren't these the same buttholes that believe a woman can't get pregnant if she's raped?

/Illegitimate legislation is illegitimate.
2012-10-25 02:09:21 AM  
1 vote:
Blaming the GOP is kind of a dodge, as it would be more accurate to say that Christians inserted this, from entirely valid Christian principles well-supported by the bible. Which is a book that has occasional statements to the effect of love and peace as the advertising claims, but for every one has two more condoning something on par with murder or slavery. Ten more if you count the old testament.

Some day Christianity's going to have to stop passing the buck and accept that y'all's religion makes you demonstrably worse people than you would otherwise be on a regular basis. God knows I've successfully been convinced to stop regarding the imaginary king in the sky shiat as a fun and harmless delusion over the last few months.

//Not that the GOP isn't bad on non-religious matters as well, but things related to a Christian philosophy are most of the worst, it's where the warmongering and the desire to poke Iran with a sharp stick repeatedly comes from, too. At least being bad at budgeting isn't tantamount to an attempt to start WW3.
2012-10-25 02:07:12 AM  
1 vote:

andino: How else can you explain their sympathy--and even affinity--for rapists?


80% of serial killers are Republicans.
2012-10-25 01:31:33 AM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: FTA: "According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, 54 percent of rapes and sexual assaults are not reported to the police."


And those are just the ones that are reported as not being reported.


Many don't want to feel raped again by the process of reporting it.
These men have absolutely no business inserting themselves into women's health issues. They need a f*cking hobby like hanging out in public restrooms.
2012-10-25 12:32:13 AM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: And people wondered why I switched to Democrat....

keep this up and i'm going to have to actually run for office.


Dibs on being your chief of staff.
2012-10-24 11:50:37 PM  
1 vote:
Rich, white people seem to enjoy the rape culture. I guess they either call them family reunions or slumming.
2012-10-24 09:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
What if you don't know who raped you? My daughter doesn't. She was drugged. I love the Republicans. They're throwing away their power by waging a war on rape victims. Brilliant.
2012-10-24 09:01:22 PM  
1 vote:
Well, to be fair, it says they have to prove they reported they were raped, not prove they were raped.
 
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