Thursday, August 23, 2012

Politicians, Rape and...damn.

I'm now gonna cause a SHITPOT full of hate and discontent, I expect.  There's been a lot of brouhaha over the comments of some politicians in regards to rape and pregnancy. I'll freely admit they were EXCEEDINGLY stupid ones.   Boy were they ever!

There was a study released in 96, that was done in 95.  They found back then that an average of 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.  There were 97,470 rapes back in 95 btw.  Of those ...
"Only 11.7% of these victims received immediate medical attention after the assault, and 47.1% received no medical attention related to the rape. A total 32.4% of these victims did not discover they were pregnant until they had already entered the second trimester; 32.2% opted to keep the infant whereas 50% underwent abortion and 5.9% placed the infant for adoption; an additional 11.8% had spontaneous abortion."

So almost 50% of those raped, received no medical attention at all related to the rape..  Sigh..damn. I wonder if they meant that that 47.1 percent refused treatment? 47.1% didn't get treatment because the doctors[ were loathe to bring it up for one reason or another, so didn't?

In the case of the latter I can understand. Rape (like politics) is a nastily contentious subject. ESPECIALLY among women. I hate to tell you how nasty some of my female friends over the years have been about it. Be it because they themselves were raped or a close friend or family member was.  The general consensus was either A. You're a man, you're a part of the problem.  B. It's not your fault but..You're a man, you can't experience rape, be a victim of it like women.  So you can't possibly understand.  In having a conversation about this in a group of women...I generally get a combination of both.
 Lets take A Shall we?  I'm a man so I, and every other swinging dick on the planet, bear full communal and shared responsibility for all the crimes committed by our gender?  WOW...THAT is a logical attitude. Sounds a bit like a socialist or in this case, generalist attitude to me.  This is gonna sound cruel and heartless to some people but..... Sorry, just because you were raped and I'm a man does NOT make it MY fault.  It lies squarely at the feet of the useless piece of shit who raped you, NOT mine. 
B.  Have I been a victim of it?  No. can men be raped?  Yes. google male rape and watch the articles that pop up ladies.  It just doesn't get much play, partially because most of those who are raping men and the men being raped are behind bars.

In the case of women refusing treatment...sometimes ya gotta ponder why. A big part of it I expect is as mentioned before, shame; along with fear and rage.  Some are probably god fearin good folk,[and among the 5.9%]  so as loathe as they are to carry a child that's a product of rape, they'll do it anyway.  They will then give the child up for adoption................

I had a thread I was following with this line of thought and I just lost it...nuts!

I'll move on...As for the rapes that DON'T result in pregnancy...a percentage will be because the rapists were sterile or have a serious case of ED, a percentage will be that the rapists wore condoms because they know DNA will get them hung....figuratively speaking. (Tis a pity that it doesn't get them hung in the most literal sense of the word.)  Another percentage I wouldn't be surprised is because the women who were raped just weren't at the most...gravid?  Fertile?...period in their cycle so not as likely to get pregnant.
Now THERE is a hell of a thought. How many rapes, in the last few years at least; aren't being reported[due to the aforementioned shame factor] and the victims are taking advantage of the "morning after" pills that are available on the market now? Thereby averting the pregnancy?

Frack wandering again. I'll just post it as is and change the title to express the WTF feeling I get at my wandering mind...probably do some more thinking on and additions to the post later to make it a little less...wanderey. {Yes ther eIS such a word! I just made it up on the spot..hush!)

Remember TANSTAAFL and....
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.


  1. Wolf.
    Rape is VERY fucked up. Some things you haven't brought up are the statistics on rape. It has been estimated that one out of five women have been raped, but most don't report it.
    Looking around..that is a VERY fucked up thing.
    one out of FIVE.
    That means a lot of ladies you know Personally.
    That sickens me.

    Also I took a post of yours again and posted it on the forum...with your links of course.

  2. I said...some of my lady friends I KNOW have been, or have friends that have been raped.
    As to posting one of my know you've got my permission...:)


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