Whatever your political persuasion, rape is the topic of the day. Richard Murdock, nominee for senator in Indiana, has just come out with an ad that states rape, although heinous, is an act of God and should be recognized as such. In other words, impregnated women should carry this baby to term regardless of the violence and hate rapists feel towards women they are violating and the violence inherent in the definition of rape itself. We're talking about DNA and genetic disposition towards violence in utero.
One would think that after Todd Aiken's reprehensible statement that the nature of a woman's body prevents her from becoming pregnant during a rape, candidates for president would think twice about supporting someone with zero knowledge of women, women's bodies, women's trauma after rape. And yet, Governor Romney's latest ad supports Murdock.
Women need to think long and hard about who they're electing. And while they're doing that, think about walking down a dark street at night or a deserted area during the day. Men have no clue as to how threatened women feel in so many situations. I am a senior living on the edge of South Evanston where dozens of young women, college students jog all hours of the day and night. Attempted rapes are not an anomaly.
Women need to watch their backs, whether out alone or in the political arena. We've come too far to slip back. Beware of politicians steeped in so-called middle-of-the-road ideals when it comes to women. Who are the wolves and who are the sheep in this scenario? Scary.