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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Republicans are perverts, "family values" edition

Rightwing hypocrisy is so common it's barely amusing anymore. Bill Bennett and gambling, Rush Limbaugh and OxyContin, whatever...it gets old.

But even though I don't quite share Wonkette's fascination with ass-fucking, it's still nice to see one of those supposedly straight-and-narrow, God-fearing fundie types exposed for, ahem, non-traditional--not to mention nonconsenual--sexual activity.

So, this wingnut Dr. W. David Hager, an ob-gyn and Bush appointee to the FDA, likes to share his conservative take on sexuality through books like Stress and the Woman's Body and As Jesus Cared for Women, which The Nation describes as "self-help tomes that interweave syrupy Christian spirituality with paternalistic advice on women's health and relationships."

But lookie what came out during his nomination process:

According to Davis, Hager's public moralizing on sexual matters clashed with his deplorable treatment of her during their marriage. Davis alleges that between 1995 and their divorce in 2002, Hager repeatedly sodomized her without her consent. Several sources on and off the record confirmed that she had told them it was the sexual and emotional abuse within their marriage that eventually forced her out. "I probably wouldn't have objected so much, or felt it was so abusive if he had just wanted normal [vaginal] sex all the time," she explained to me. "But it was the painful, invasive, totally nonconsensual nature of the [anal] sex that was so horrible."

Ouch. My ass hurts just reading that. Doesn't yours?

I always knew fundamentalists were a pain in the ass, but this just takes it to a whole new level.

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