The US House of Representatives has 242 Republicans, 24 are women, the US Senate has 47 Republicans and 5 are women. So only 10% of the Republicans in Congress are women but, don't worry your pretty heads' ladies the Republican male dominated Congress knows what's best for you and every other woman in America.
You see Republican men know about Rape and know it's only Rape when it's forcible.
Christopher Smith was the Republican chosen to sponsor the forcible rape provision. What exactly constitutes force was never described and the Republicans faced opposition to their outrageous evil 'forcing' them to back down, Smith declared the forcible rape language would be removed. But, Republicans are slimy liars and when they passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Bill (HR 3) on May 9th, the bill achieved a similar goal as the redefinition of rape by using the power of the IRS, the threat of audits and byzantine Medicare rules to ensure women are punished for being raped and impoverished or incarcerated for having an abortion.
Because if you are raped Republicans and Conservatives believe it's the woman's fault. Faux News will immediately go on air to declare it's definitely your fault because you dared show your 'filthy lust-ridden body' in public without a burqa.
Rebecca St. James' and Sean Hannity had a gay old time blaming rape victims during his segment on "Slutwalks", when she stated women,
"are asking for sex. They’re asking for sex if they’re dressed immodestly.” And, “There has to be responsibility, though, for what a woman is wearing, personal responsibility.”Conservatives and Republicans then love to have a token representative, whose power and position are tied to the Patriarchy, carry the banner of the Right's Repression and Dogmatic Misogynism as Kirsten Powers did in further blaming rape victims for being raped. I point Sean Hannity, Kirsten Powers and Rebecca St. James to the Illinois Complied Statutes:
(720 ILCS 5/12‑17):But, Sean Hannity is a shameless hypocrite, just like his Republican Masters, who wails and tears at his breast to demonstrate his love of law but is more than willing to ignore laws when they don't conform to his sociopathic immorality.
The manner of dress of the victim at the time of the offense shall not constitute consent.
In Texas, the Texas Legislature and Rick Perry declared they needed an emergency session to pass an invasive transvaginal sonogram bill, mandating all Doctors perform a sonogram before performing an abortion wait 24 hours then show the pictures and describe the image to the woman. So much for the GOP fear mongering about Government getting in-between Doctors and Patients.
There are many more restrictive laws in State Houses across the country and the Republicans defeated assault on Planned Parenthood, including John Kyl's ridiculous lie that 90% of Planned Parenthood's activities are abortion related*, are all designed to get women back under the control of the Patriarchy.
The Republican Party, the party of racist, homophobic, misogynist, religious zealots, is rushing forward to do as much damage to the American People as possible. And while they've focused on women, their classic target, the GOP have a stable full of federal and social bills designed to harm as many middle and working class Americans as possible. And it's for one simple reason; The Republican Party are the hired Assassins in service to their Moneyed Masters and the Plutocracy.
*- When questioned about his claim, Kyl's spokesman said it was "not intended to be a factual statement", i.e. a lie. John Kyl then had the Congressional Record altered so people wouldn't know he's a liar.
The GOP's Stealth Plan to Redefine Rape [Mother Jones]