Friday, October 26, 2012

Perspectivillified: the plight of the middle-aged white guy in a position of power

"See, I prefer to look at the rape
as half-full, rather than half-empty."
On Tuesday, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made the following comment during a debate:
"...even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."
Predictably, people jumped all over him for it, as though he was somehow endorsing rape. How stupid. He doesn't endorse rape; he's saying that God does. He isn't even saying rape is a good thing, regardless of how highly God thinks of it. That's outrageous and unfair. All he's saying is that carrying a criminal's offspring is not a shabby trade-off for that criminal sticking his penis in you without your permission.
The key here is to have the right perspective. Look at the big picture here, ladies.
On the one hand, vaginal bleeding or infection, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, diseases, chronic pelvic pain, urinary infections, severe depression, suicidal tendencies, lack of empathy, anger and aggression. On the other hand, hey, free unwanted child!
That's a pretty sweet compensation package. Try to think of children as drafts from God's personal checking account, and in the case of your rape baby, it would say "Sorry for your inconvenience" in the 'For' line.
It's all in how you look at it.

1 comment:

Jeff Hickmott said...

Funny, they're all Republicans. How odd.