There seems to be no end to the dumb-ass statements that come from Republican politicians in this
great infuriating government of ours. If we don’t have Todd Akin actually believing that rape victims won’t get pregnant (it’s science, really!), we have another one spouting off something that makes most, if not all, people with half a brain ask, “What the fucking fuck?”
Enter Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. from Tennessee.
Rep. Duncan has some interesting thoughts on violence, one of which is the following:
“Like most men, I’m more opposed to violence against women than even violence against men. Because most men can handle it a little better than a lot of women can.”
But before we start shaking our feminist fists at Duncan and all his wisdom, let me put it back into context for you. The Violence Against Women Act is up for renewal, but Duncan isn’t sure he’s going to vote for it. Why?
Well, first of all it has a “motherhood-and-apple-pie title,” which, had every politician voted for a bill with such a title, “the country would have crashed a long time ago.” Let’s try this theory out by saying it slowly: Violence. Against. Women. Act. Yes, definitely makes me want apple pie. Secondly, Duncan admits that violence against women is actually a big problem, but apparently, a lot of that problem lies in the fact that women just don’t have what it takes to handle violence.
I get it! It all makes sense now! If only we had the necessary brains and brawn to protect ourselves against violence, then we’d have no need for such a bill! It is, in a round about way, our faults that such a protection act exists because we’re the fairer gender. That’s it! But if that’s the case, shouldn’t Duncan and his buddies take pity on us weally weak womenfolk, and do something to help insure our safety? Isn’t it their job, as the big burly menfolk, to shield us from the dangers of the world?
Clearly Duncan just doesn’t understand what he believes or preaches, because obviously our weakness more than demands that the Violence Against Women Act is passed. At some point, some genius is going to realize that politicians need publicists far more than any celebrity, because it’s all too easy at this point for them to look like idiots.