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Watch: Kristen Schaal Explains Anti-Choicers' Redefinition of Rape on the Daily Show

 
 
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Some of us have been having a hard time figuring out what the hell the GOP has been thinking with their new anti-abortion bill HR 3, aka the bill that tells you whether nonconsensual sex forced upon you was actually rape or not. (Because, apparently, Dan Lipinski is a freaking expert. Somebody call Simone de Beauvoir!)

HR 3 ensures federal funding for abortions in cases of certain instances of rape would go uncovered, essentially diminishing the 'rape-iness' of date rape, drugged rape, statutory rape, and other types of rape -- MADDENING, to say the least. Luckily, Kristen Schaal, the Daily Show's 'Senior Women's Issues Correspondent,' made a valiant effort last night to explain it to us. Citing 'a whole rainbow of rape covering a wide spectrum of grey areas,' Schaal clarified the thinking behind the bill, and let us know under no uncertain terms that the worst kind of rape is not what you think. Awesome - watch below, via Mediaite.

 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at February 3, 2011, 3:49am

 
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