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Elizabeth Smart on abstinence-only teachings: Rape victims "filthy." “Why... worth screaming out? Your life still has no value.”


(AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)(AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

When Elizabeth Smart was only 14-years-old, she was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah home and held prisoner by her kidnappers for nine months, forced into a polygamous marriage, and raped on a daily basis. She's 25 now. It's hard to imagine the horror she felt and the pain and confusion she suffered. It's physically sickening to even think about, and yet she survived. And now she's speaking out.

Think Progress is reporting on a speech Smart gave at Johns Hopkins about human trafficking and sexual violence. In that speech she answers the question about why she didn't try to escape when she was brought outside to public venues by her captors. And that answer was that she, like other human trafficking victims, stay put because they feel worthless after being raped, especially after being influenced their whole lives by conservatives who push abstinence-only and sexual purity:

Smart said she “felt so dirty and so filthy” after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn’t run “because of that alone.”

Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying she was raised in a religious household and recalled a school teacher who spoke once about abstinence and compared sex to chewing gum.

“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value,” Smart said. “Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value.”

"Pro life" but not "your life has value." Got it.

Think Progress takes it from there. Please link over and read the rest.


Conservative women's group: More Democratic women in Senate = "less freedom"


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Video via ABC News.

One might think that a record number of women in the U.S. Senate would mean more diversity, fresh viewpoints and attitudes, and an important milestone. One might. If one were not a member of a conservative women's group who see this as a negative development, one that is harmful to government.

But only because the historic number of female Senators includes mostly Democrats.

So much for supporting ...

girl powerVia The Hill, Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer:

"While a lot is being made about the record number of women joining the Senate, the reality is the majority of these women are Democrats – 16 of the 20 – and as a result we are likely to see higher taxes, bigger government, and less freedom... [P]rogressive policies fail women and their families."

Damn French gay Kenyan Marxist Big Guvmint commie Alinksy-loving hippie fascist female libs!


Justice Clarence Thomas's wife continued to lobby against health care In 2011, per new financial forms


You all remember Virginia Thomas, right? She’s the founder of a tea party group-turned-lobbyist who bragged about all the influence she had (who also left a rather strange voice mail for Anita Hill, or as I like to call it, drunk dialing).

Awhile back it was Anthony Weiner who said it best:

The appearance of a conflict of interest merits recusal under federal law. From what we have already seen, the line between your impartiality and you and your wife’s financial stake in the overturn of healthcare reform is blurred. Your spouse is advertising herself as a lobbyist who has “experience and connections” and appeals to clients who want a particular decision – they want to overturn health care reform. Moreover, your failure to disclose Ginny Thomas’s receipt of $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, a prominent opponent of healthcare reform, between 2003 and 2007 has raised great concern. [My post about that here]

You know the old saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"? Here we go again. Via U.S. News:

Now, just days after healthcare law was upheld (with Clarence Thomas dissenting), new financial forms show that Thomas's wife, Ginni, continued to rake in a profit from opposing healthcare reforms in 2011—even after she previously came under fire for doing so.

According to Thomas's 2011 financial disclosure report form, filed on May 15 and obtained Friday by Whispers, Ginni Thomas made up to $15,000 working for political lobbying firm Liberty Consulting. The firm lobbied actively against the healthcare law, according to liberal news magazine Mother Jones.

Why is it again that Justice Kagan had to recuse herself from the challenge to Arizona's immigration law, and very loud, very public demands were made for her to recuse herself again, but Thomas gets a pass?

There is a clear conflict of interest with the Thomases whose ethics are beyond questionable at this point. But you know the other old saying, "It's OK If You're A Republican."


Clarence Thomas’ wife joins The Daily Caller as a... journalist


If you need a refresher course, Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, has been a lobbyist who, before that, founded a tea party group, Liberty Central (which isn’t too fond of what Ginni calls the leftist “tyranny” of the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats). She also recently left a voice mail for Anita Hill demanding an apology from her for accusing Judge Clarence of sexual harassment back in the '90s.

And you thought she didn't have a sense of humor.

Apparently, this drunk dialing, tea partying lobbyist was just too irresistible for The Daily Caller (Tucker Carlson's baby) to pass up when they saw Ginni's stellar resume and thought to themselves, "Now there's someone who's nearly overqualified to write for our rag site! We must hire her now!"

As The Daily Caller’s special correspondent, Thomas will interview key political and community leaders -- from high-profile politicians to grassroots activists -- with a focus on listening to those outside the Beltway.

They were proud as punch to have her aboard, and she wasn't too punch drunk with her new found journalistic power to pass up taking a shot at those old fart media types, because she's so, you know, fresh and youthfully cutting-edgy:

“It is a privilege to join such a fast-growing platform with a capable, fun-loving team who are filling a niche that the dinosaur media has underserved.”

And by fun-loving, she meant incompetent.

H/t: Wonkette