Rep. Jason Lewis, a GOP congressman from Minnesota, laments the fact he can no longer call women “sluts.”
In fact, Lewis has a long and well documented history of misogyny, often expressing a callous contempt for women in society. In addition, Lewis has also made some controversial and deplorable comments concerning slavery.
As for lamenting the fact that he can no longer call women sluts, CNN reports:
When radio host Rush Limbaugh called women’s rights activists and then-graduate student Sandra Fluke “a slut” in February 2012, Lewis repeatedly expressed disbelief that people could no longer refer to women as sluts.
In a recording from March 2012 Lewis can be heard arguing that women who are not modest should be shamed as sluts:
Well, the thing is, can we call anybody a slut? This is what begs the question. Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment. Does a woman now have the right to behave — and I know there’s a double standard between the way men chase women and running and running around — you know, I’m not going to get there, but you know what I’m talking about. But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard. We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can’t call her a slut?
Also reporting on the Minnesota lawmaker’s misogyny, The Atlantic shares some controversial comments the GOP congressman made denigrating young women voters:
I never thought in my lifetime where’d you have so many single, or I should say, yeah, single women who would vote on the issue of somebody else buying their diaphragm. This is a country in crisis. Those women are ignorant in, I mean, the most generic way. I don’t mean that to be a pejorative. They are simply ignorant of the important issues in life. Somebody’s got to educate them.
There’s something about young, single women where they’re behaving like Stepford wives. They walk in lockstep—is that really the most important thing to a 25-year old unmarried woman—uh, getting me to pay for her pills? Seriously?! Is that what we’ve been reduced to? You can be bought off for that?
You’ve got a vast majority of young single women who couldn’t explain to you what GDP means. You know what they care about? They care about abortion. They care about abortion and gay marriage. They care about The View. They are non-thinking.
As for slavery, the GOP congressman doesn’t see the problem. According to Rep. Lewis, if you don’t like slavery, don’t own slaves, but please don’t tell others they shouldn’t own people as slaves.
Lewis said this on audio commentary for a book he wrote, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
In fact, if you really want to be quite frank about it, how does somebody else owning a slave affect me? It doesn’t. If I don’t think it is right, I won’t own one, and people always say ‘well if you don’t want to marry somebody of the same sex, you don’t have to, but why tell somebody else they can’t. Uh, you know if you don’t want to own a slave, don’t. But don’t tell other people they can’t.
Like most white supremacists, Lewis hides his open racism behind the proverbial “states’ rights” slogan.
In short, Rep. Jason Lewis, a GOP congressman from Minnesota, wants women to dress and behave with “modesty” and laments the fact he can no longer call women “sluts” when they fail his modesty test.
In addition, the GOP congressman is open-minded when it comes to slavery.
Bottom line: The Republican War On Women continues, with Rep. Jason Lewis leading the charge.