Republican says college gang rape makes ‘a great party’
Connecticut State Representative Mike Bocchino, discussing a bill regarding sexual assaults on campus, implied that the testimony of victims was insufficient evidence, “Because at the end of the day, there are no witnesses…or at least if there are, it’s a really great party.”
Not surprisingly, Bocchino said his comment was taken out of context and meant to be humorous. State Democrats reacted with disgust and released a statement saying, “Bocchino should know better—and his constituents elected him to know better. Campus sexual assault is not a joke.”
A spokeswoman for the state Republican Party said that in spite of his comments, Bocchino voted in favor of the consent bill. Raw Story
Republican introduces bill to keep low-income women from having children
Arkansas State Representative Kim Hammer introduced a bill that would “create a contraception incentive for Medicaid beneficiaries and ‘for other purposes’” by surgically implanting a long-lasting IUD in their bodies. The bill, says Hammer, would give single moms on Medicaid “a little bit of a breather” to think about their life decisions that are affecting us as taxpayers.”
Hammer’s thoughtful consideration of women’s needs has included voting for an abortion ban after 20 weeks, a ban on abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and a ban of abortion coverage by Affordable Care Act plans except through the purchase of a rider. Addicting Info
Fox News panelist says Clinton’s focus on women’s issues amounts to a “war on men”
Appearing on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” female panelist Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and host Harris Faulkner, decided Hillary Clinton’s defense of women’s rights was just her way of “playing the women card” and being anti-men. According to Kennedy, “Women don’t need a female leader like her—because they are better staying at home and allowing men to lead the way and bring home the bacon.”
Montgomery argued that “While she’s trying to gather the women’s vote, there’s a bunch of dudes sitting around going ‘Hey wait a second, I’m just trying to get a job, pay my mortgage and support my family. She’s completely against me and my kind.'” Talking Points Memo
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