A US politician running for the Senate has just got into trouble for saying that pregnancy doesn't result from 'legitimate rape.'
Of course he's been howled down by the feminists and disowned by almost everyone but if you go behind the rhetoric, the politics and the sloganising let's consider the FACTS.
In the first place what does he MEAN by a legitimate rape?
IS there such a thing?
Is ALL rape legitimate?
Are his facts CORRECT about the level of pregnancies resulting from rape?
I'll answer these questions not in the order I've posed them.
First off, I can't speak for American statistics (someone I know says that in the US the official figures for pregnancies resulting from rape are 4% but I find it hard to believe it's so low.
In Britain research has DEFINITELY shown that a girl is MORE likely to get pregnant if she's raped than if she has 'consensual sex.'
So actually if you look at it from the point of view of pure biology rape is a MORE efficient way of getting pregnant than consensual sex!
And the statistics are that pregnancy is MORE likely to come about through rape than through consensual sex!
So the guy's facts are wrong - probably obtained from some feminist source or something equally untrustworthy.
So let's get back to the biggie; what IS a legitimate rape?
Well, IMO the answer's pretty simple.
If a husband, partner, boyfriend or person in a similar relationship has sex with a girl even if it really IS 'against her will' then it ISN'T real rape.
If a girl is leading a guy on and refusing to put out and he gets frustrated and forces her then it ISN'T real rape.
So ''rape' under any of those circumstances just ISN'T any big deal and certainly NOT any kind of crime.
So what about 'stranger rape?' Is THAT a legitimate rape or not?
Well, the way I look at it, if a girl is going out on her own or doing anything without her owner then she knows that the expectation is going to be that she's at the very least looking for a good time if not a downright whore.
So if a girl goes out on her own and gets raped then IMO she deserves everything she got!
Whichever way I look at it I keep coming back to the same conclusion.
Rape is NOT a crime, CANNOT be a crime and SHOULD not be listed as a crime on the statute books.
ANY girl who gets raped has obviously ASKED for it and is only getting what she deserves.