Schlafly’s Disgusting Views on Rape

Schlafly’s Disgusting Views on Rape February 1, 2013

Phyllis Schlafly is, predictably, throwing a tantrum about the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat roles. Among other things, she claims that putting women into more military assignments will cause rape to skyrocket and that “feminist ideology” will wrongly blame the men who commit those rapes:

Military women are already complaining about increased sexual assaults, and of course those problems will skyrocket. Only men will be deemed at fault because it is feminist ideology that men are innately batterers and women are victims.

Uh, who the hell could possibly be at fault in a rape other than the rapist? Seriously, how twisted does someone’s mind have to be to blame anyone but the rapist?

Schlafly also seems to think that the military is just a hotbed of feminism:

Of course, Panetta doesn’t want to be grilled about his order. It’s lacking in common sense and it is toadying to the feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability and on their desire to force men into situations to be commanded by feminists.

Yeah, men being commanded by feminists is a huge problem in the military. How else to explain the thousands of soldiers forced by drill instructors to read Bella Abzug during boot camp?

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  • eric

    …on their desire to force men into situations to be commanded by feminists.

    Awww, Phyllis, you’re just scared the feminists will take general officer spots you want to use to force soldiers to be commanded by christian fundamentalists.

  • slc1

    Phyllis Schlafly, the putz who proclaimed that a woman who jogged in shorts and a jogging bra deserved to be raped.

  • Sastra

    Wouldn’t it be the other way around? If you think women in combat are more likely to be raped by their own troops, then YOU are the one who thinks men are innately batterers and women are victims.

    If she’s arguing that women in combat are more likely to be raped by the enemy, then I would think “rape” would just fit in with getting shot, blown up, or otherwise attacked by the enemy. And not just women, but male soldiers are already complaining about that. The enemy should stop.

  • feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability

    If Ms. Schlafly would kindly point out exactly what isn’t interchangeable about the genders which specifically renders women incapable of being 3- and 4-star generals, I’d like to hear it.

    Otherwise, if Ms. Schlafly would kindly shut the fuck up, that would be lovely.

  • Why shouldn’t an officer, no matter what their gender, aspire to be a general?

    I know a (retired) 2 star Air Force general and no one (AFAIK) thinks she got her stars for anything but competence. Schlafly proves once again she is an ignorant idiot.

  • abb3w

    I suspect any increase in rape incidents will be rapidly offset by negative feedback from an increase in “friendly fire” casualties. Fragging seems likely as effective for removing rapists as it is for removing dangerously stupid officers.

  • glodson

    Is it just me, or does her words and thoughts make everyone else want to throw up too?

  • Interestingly enough, Panetta and Dempsey, the two generals who announced this, specifically mentioned that they are anticipating that ending the classification of “warrior=front line combat=male” and “not warrior=supportive roles=female” will actually decrease the incidence of sexual assault in the military.

    But I’m sure Schlafly knows better than them.

  • So, “rapists are to blame for rape” isn’t a tautology, but an assertion that all men are brutal? If it’s not the rapist to blame, who? If she’s suggesting rape is the victim’s fault, she’s depicting the rapist soldier as a dangerous, easily and unpredictably provoked beast with no moral judgement whatsoever, which raises the question of why they’re allowed to serve. If no one is to blame, it’s depicting rape as an accident, rather than a crime.

  • jackiepaper

    It isn’t just you, glodson.

  • chilidog99

    I don’t know how to email Ed.

    This is slightly off topic, but it’s about a wing nut with severe ODS

  • What makes her think someone who would rape a female soldier isn’t currently raping female civilians where they are stationed?

  • kantalope

    The Double-Speak in this one is strong:

    Woman telling us that women shouldn’t be allowed to tell other people what to do

    Rapists are not to be blamed for rape but

    victims are to be blamed for being victims especially if they demand not to be victims anymore

    Feminist ideology claims that men are rapists and women are victims – so men will rape more women and more women will be victimized therefore proving feminists wrong…or something

  • jnorris

    Is rape the only crime where the victim is to blame? If not what did the 5 year old in Alabama do to be kidnapped, besides going to school?

  • @14: Conservatives like blaming victims for all sorts of things. It isn’t limited to rape. Listen to anything they say about poor people. It’s basically the just world fallacy, which is required to be much of a conservative.

  • glodson

    @14 I imagine that many people find ways to blame people for other crimes as well. It all stems from a need to keep people from asking uncomfortable questions. Rape is often a crime for which people want to blame the victim for because they really don’t want to look at the parts of our culture that allows rape victims to be shamed into silence and rapists to be sheltered as it might erode some privileges

    But there’s other crimes that can run up on that.

  • For a good recent example, look at all the people saying it’s Gabby Giffords’ fault all those people in her vicinity got shot because she should have had better security.

  • frog

    jnorris@14: No, not just rape, of course. I mean, the driver of that school bus in Alabama has only himself to blame. What was he thinking, trying to defend children? His job is to drive them, not be their bodyguard! [/sarcasm]

    I can’t believe we have to breathe the same air as the Phyllis Schlaflys of the world.

  • jnorris @ 14

    She obviously wanted it. Otherwise she wouldn’t go around being 5 and in school.