“Slut-bashing shows us that sexism is still alive and that as boys and girls grow up, different sexual expectations and identities are applied to them. Slut-bashing is evidence of a sexual double standard that should have been eliminated decades ago…. Slut-bashing sends the message to all girls, no matter how ‘pure’ their reputations, that men and boys are free to express themselves sexually, but women and girls are not.”—Leora Tanenbaum, Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation (1999)
“Life insurance is something that you pay a premium for and, if you have an accident, your family receives money to recoup costs. An abortion rider would be something you pay for in order to, if you have an unwanted or nonviable pregnancy, terminate the pregnancy without it costing even more than if you didn’t have the coverage in the first place.
Now, taking just a moment to look at the overall picture of what is being discussed, it needs to be said clearly.
A Republican just suggested a woman should have to “plan ahead” and obtain insurance in case she is raped. She should have a plan ready in case she is raped. I cannot repeat that enough - a Republican lawmaker believes that women should be planning for a future in which she is raped, just in case.