Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R), of Texas, may have topped the list of most disgusting pricks of the century with his recent comment.
Online comments have recently surfaced where Stickland “jokes ” about marital rape and even discussed drug use. He apparently used the profile name “Stick” Stickland in a fantasy football discussion forum in 2008 when he made the comments. Another forum user was complaining about his wife not wanting to “reverse cowboy” him and Stickland responded like a true douchebag:
Rape is non existent in marriage, take what you want my friend!
This seems to be a trending idea among the ‘Christian’ conservatives who have no idea that no means no.
In true Republican fashion, Stickland also seems to think he is above having to participate in drug screenings.
They are stupid for doing this to me. I am the residential manager. Lead company in sales every month and now we will see how they respond,” Strickland allegedly explained. “I smoke weed MAYBE 2-3 times a year?
He went on to later comment that he had purchased a “detox drink” that he was trying to hide from his wife. You’d think that the scare of a drug test would maybe prompt him to chill out on the weed, but not him. He also said that he was looking for a “smoke buddy” and that anyone interested could contact him by email at [email protected]
This is exactly the kind of disgusting rhetoric that perpetuates rape culture in the United States. Stickland and his psuedo-Christian buddies are the reason so many abused women feel like they cannot come forward after they have been sexually assaulted by their spouses. Rape is rape. It doesn’t matter if you are married, dating, or single; if a woman says “no” and a man continues to force himself upon her, he deserves to go to prison. Period.
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