Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Worstest Country on Earth

[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, RAPE CULTURE, ANTI-CHOICE RHETORIC, TRANSPHOBIA, GENOCIDE]

If you're still riding the high from the Roger Stone post, this is about to pull you down real fast.

US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say


The US is threatening to veto a United Nations resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because of its language on reproductive and sexual health, according to a senior UN official and European diplomats.

So pro-life they'll stop the U.N. from combatting rape as a weapon of war. A+ morals there.

Imagine hating women SO MUCH that you'll veto a resolution on combatting rape as a weapon of war because it kinda sounds like it might also support women who could want abortions. Possibly because they were raped by soldiers.

But that's not all. This veto threat comes after the U.S. also stripped the resolution of its teeth.

But the draft resolution has already been stripped of one of its most important elements, the establishment of a formal mechanism to monitor and report atrocities, because of opposition from the US, Russia and China, which opposed creating a new monitoring body.

OOOOOoooOOOooooooooooOOOhhhhhhHHHHHHHhhhhh InTeReStInG the three nations that are notorious for intense, fascistic monitoring of their citizens is against the creation of "a new monitoring body" that would report these crimes against humanity. How much do the U.S., Russia, and China rely on rape as a weapon of war, exactly?

The ridiculousness of the anti-abortion zeal has reached new heights and it's sickening. Also, transphobia.

In recent months, the Trump administration has taken a hard line, refusing to agree to any UN documents that refer to sexual or reproductive health, on grounds that such language implies support for abortions. It has also opposed the use of the word “gender”, seeking it as a cover for liberal promotion of transgender rights.

REALLY? You won't even let people use the word "gender" now because it, what, reminds you that trans people exist? Giant fuck you, Trump administration.

Again, it's so jarring to have been raised on the constant message that "America is the greatest nation on Earth" and then grow up to see this shit happen on a regular basis. It's not even just the Trump administration. Intense transphobia and anti-abortion rhetoric and lobbying has allowed this to happen. I wish European colonists had never floated their shitty boats over to the Americas and committed mass genocide.

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