why does sarah palin hate women?

Sep 16, 2008 by

Maybe for the same reason that Larry Craig hates gays? Is it just me, or has sexual self-loathing really evolved into a disturbing GOP trademark?

The following is almost beyond comprehension for anyone with a soul or a conscience.

During four years in which Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasillia, rape victims were charged for their own rape kits. The practice was the brainchild of her handpicked police chief (which she hired shortly after being elected mayor). This absurd, cruel, disrespectful and harmful practice (which was not practiced by Alaska State Troopers or any other Alaskan city, just Wasilla, and only under Palin’s watch) was not put to and end until then-governor Tony Knowles made it illegal by signing a bill into law that objected to the practice. Governor Knowles explained thus:

“We would never bill the victim of a burglary for fingerprinting and photographing the crime scene, or for the cost of gathering other evidence,” Knowles said. “Nor should we bill rape victims just because the crime scene happens to be their bodies.”

Source: Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Wasilla Alaska, article published May 22, 2000.

Which begs the question, why on earth would any law enforcement agency want to charge a woman for the investigation of her own rape? Because the examination and the rape itself aren’t humiliation enough?

At the bottom of the above sited article, in the always enlightening and disturbing “comments section,” a supporter of this heartless practice (who implies he is a police officer who has “worked” a lot of rape cases) attempts to explain the logic behind charging rape victims for, essentially, inconveniencing the police:

“To weed out the false accusations women make with respect to sexual assaults, many towns have and are charging for rape kits. I have worked enough rapes to know when the town ho cries foul just to be vindictive and YES she should be charged.”

Town ho?

I’m not sure what to do with this. There seems to be an assumption here that most or all rape victims in Wasilla are probably lying. Let’s make a huge leap of the imagination here and say that’s true (though it certainly is not). What about the occasional exception, that actual rape victim who isn’t lying? Charge her, too, just in case?

If Wasilla law enforcement really can’t afford rape kits, maybe they ought to try catching more rapists and charging the actual criminals for the inconvenience and expense of the investigation.

I have a serious question here. Are we absolutely, positively sure that Sarah Palin is a woman? I mean, has anyone checked, just to be sure? The McCain campaign’s vetting process seems to have missed all sorts of things, could this be one of them? The reason I ask is that I find it hard to believe that a woman mayor would allow such a law to go unchallenged during her term – let alone be the root cause of its existence in the first place.

– Louis Maistros


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