The Host

Virginia Lawmaker Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”

The HostBy Amanda Marcotte in Slate (Go there for more articles like this)

Virginia Republicans just don’t know how to avoid being wildly offensive. The latest in a long line of Virginia politicians offering weird and unsettling opinions regarding women is state Sen. Steve Martin. Perturbed that he got a generic Valentine’s Day mailing from a pro-choice coalition that called on politicians to not restrict abortion or reduce access to contraception, Martin went on Facebook to cough up an immediate classic:

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Should Oral Sex Be a Crime?

My news feed this morning started with a major scare that Time’s arrow actually was turning backwards. I read that the state of Virginia may make all oral and anal sex illegal. I took a while to compose myself and enjoy a fried egg sandwich before I read the details of this shocker.

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First, it isn’t the state of Virginia that wants to make any form of sex that won’t lead to more babies (often unwanted) but it was only the Republican contender for governor of the state that was advocating the criminalization of oral and anal sex. Please note the irony: he also campaigns on the value of less government in our lives, less regulation, and more personal freedom to thrive on our downward slide on one of the greatest transfers of wealth the world has ever known.

Of course the re-criminalization of sodomy doesn’t have anything to do with the war on women or being anti-homosexual or supporting an expired law that was declared unconstitutional years ago. No, it is to protect the children of Virginia against the tactics of sexual predators who rely on sodomy to do their evil deeds. There is even a hint that since sexual predators inevitably drive to the shopping mall to cruise their victims, Ken Cuccinelli might be considering a ban on all motorized forms of transportation in the state, again, to make it safe for our children to flourish in an Idiocracy.

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