A new level of misogyny?

First, apologies for not writing recently. We’re almost done moving, and it’s gone, well, less than smoothly. But we’re almost done, so that’s good.

Anyway, I just saw this article on ThinkProgress. Sharron Angle, who’s running for senator of Nevada, is apparently against abortion even in the case of rape. Why, you might ask?

She even took the extreme position that women should not have control over their reproductive rights in cases of rape or incest, because it would interfere with God’s “plan” for them…

“You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.”

I’ve looked around a bit, but I can’t find a word that means “misogyny directed at one’s gender”. How much of a self-hating woman do you have to be to have a viewpoint like this? It’s just staggering. How sad and embarrassing would it be if the people of Nevada actually elected her to office.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 1:34 pm - politics

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