"Who says more antiquated things about women and families, Christian fundamentalists or Islamic fundamentalists?"


Mon, Oct 29th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Probably to demonstrate that the difference between radicals, whether Christian or Islamic, is nil, Slate has put together a series of disturbing quotes that would've seem archaic in the Middle Ages and asks you to figure out if they were said by a Christian or Islamic fundamentalists.

This week, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock became the latest in a string of Republicans to say really, really stupid things about women while campaigning for office in 2012. In a debate with Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly, Mourdock sought to explain his abortion stance by saying that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen." Prior to that, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith compared rape to having a baby out of wedlock, saying if you "put yourself in a father's situation" it's a similar kind of thing. And we all remember Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin telling an interviewer "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."



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