Saturday, May 05, 2012

Republicans fear our venomous vaginas

This video is very funny, though not "funny ha-ha" as much as funny-sad.

And the saddest thing about it--apart from the fact that women's bodies are once again being used as political footballs--is this quote, which attempts to defend the Republicans' indefensible stance on denying rape victims the right to an abortion, from former State Rep. Stephen Freind (R) of Pennsylvania:

"The traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to secrete a certain secretion that tends to kill sperm." 

This is an adult American former lawmaker presumably one who has a college degree and attorney.  He helped make laws that affect hundreds of thousands of women in Pennsylvania. And like most of our Florida state lege, he is bog-stupid about science, about biology, about women's bodies.

Good fucking grief.

Fellow women, our vaginas are venomous.  Well, it certainly explains why Republican men are so scared of them.

(H/T @RealMenDontHate)

UPDATE:  Stephen Freind attended Villanova University as well as law school--Temple University, where he received his J.D.   Apparently, having college degrees does not necessarily mean one is educated.


  1. I saw this video about 5 minutes ago on Bill Mahr.

    I became naseaus at the sheer stupidity displayed during the "venomous vagina" portion.

    I kid you not, I literally became SICK TO MY STOMACH and had to leave the room in order to find relief.

    We are doomed.

  2. Leet me be clear that it was "Dr. Friend" who was being stupid, not the superb actressess who no doubt had to keep from heaving during this video shoot.

  3. I'm sure you can find something more recent for an example of Rep stupidity. "Dr." Friend said this once, over the radio, back in 1988 and he hasn't held public office since 1993, from what I could tell from a web search. Do you know what he's doing now?

  4. kitchenmudge, he's an attorney. Heaven help whoever needs legal advice in PA.

    As for recent examples of Republican stupidity, well, you must be new to this blog?! I was riffing on the quote from the video, which itself was only dropped into the Internets yesterday morning.

    Their idiocy is timeless, enduring, and tiresomely repetitive. Or if you prefer, Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

  5. Indeed, it is. Unfortunately, there's just as much Democratic idiocy, of a different nature, to go around.

  6. Apparently, having college degrees does not necessarily mean one is educated.

    Rick Santorum (BS - Penn State, JD - Dickinson School of Law) has been demonstrating that for decades.