Activism, Protests & Rights

Santorum: Being Female is a Mental Disorder

Now, first of all, this is a satirical post from the website Free Wood Post. However, after this article went viral, so many people questioned it’s validity that snopes even researched and posted that it, “…is not something actually uttered by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum….” Although this is hilarious, it is also very sad that we have a man running for the GOP POTUS candidacy who is so off the chain, that so many citizens actually thought it may by true!

Here is the article written by Sarah Wood:

Former Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently told a local university in Nebraska that not only is being a LGBT individual seen as suffering from a mental disorder, but so is being a female.

“It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military, and in the home. Women need to know their place and need to know when it is okay for them to speak. They were put on this earth for two reasons, and two reasons alone: taking care of their husband, and giving birth to his children… that is all. Any woman who tells you otherwise is obviously touting the liberal agenda of equality, and they need to be told the truth of their purpose. It is a disorder that can be fixed, but not until they go through several years of therapy to understand that they need to be subservient.”

Sen. Santorum’s words are not being taken lightly, and several women are already seeking therapy for their mistaken goal of becoming equal within society.

Code Pink is extraordinarily upset with the ideas of Rick Santorum, and are planning protests nationwide at every event he is scheduled to speak at. They will not allow a man, especially seeking the office of the president to badmouth and disrespect half of the US population because of his own personal beliefs.


On the other hand, though, here are some statements that Santorum actually did say:

“In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” —Rick Santorum , speaking to a reporter in 2003, who said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t think I was going to talk about ‘man on dog’ with a United States senator, it’s sort of freaking me out.”

You’re not alone… it freaks ALL of us out that he said this.

“I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” —Rick Santorum, campaigning for president in Iowa (January 2012)

“The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well if that person — human life is not a person, then — I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, ‘We’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.'” —Rick Santorum, CNS News interview (January 2011)

Santorum obviously has some issues with black people. That’s twice – and I’m sure there are plenty more – that he has specifically mentioned that race when there was absolutely no need to do so.

“[Gay marriage] is an issue just like 9-11… We didn’t decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?” –Rick Santorum, interview with the Allentown Morning Call (February 2004)

Comparing gay marriage to 9-11…. Hmmmm… I do not recall thousands of innocent people being killed do to the same sex legally getting married.

“Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?” –Rick Santorum, in a Philadelphia Inquirer column (May 2008)

I am not even going to justify a response to this completely idiotic comment from someone who is absolutely out of touch with reality.

“The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.” –Rick Santorum, during a Republican presidential debate (May 2011)

Are you serious? Did he really say this??? Oh, hell, NO! Without going into a big-ass rant here, this is not the reason why Social Security is in big trouble. I think you better go back to school, Ricky-boy. Next, Bush – you know, your Republican predecessor – is the reason why there are not “enough” workers today. And lastly… just how many abortions do you really think occur in a year? Basically, you just stated that one in every three woman have an abortion for every child they have. Ummm…. no.

Let me just finish this off with a question and follow-up comment…

Is this really the kind of man you want running this country? For that matter, running anything having to do with politics and government? If so, well… might I suggest that you all gather together, create yourself a colony somewhere far from me, and stop infringing upon my rights as well as the rights of millions of other people in this country.

Wake up!

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14 replies »

  1. With regard to Santorum and his supporters, you said “I suggest that you all gather together, create yourself a colony somewhere far from me, and stop infringing upon my rights as well as the rights of millions of other people in this country.”

    Well Newt Gingrich has promised that he’ll see to it that by 2020 “We will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.” So there’s your colony to give ’em all somewhere far away to go, Michelle.
    You think that the moon is not far enough away? Well I can see your point there, but Gingrich also promised that by 2020 there will be regular flights to Mars, and that’s REALLY far away! And maybe we could find a way to make those flights to Mars only one way, with Santorum, Gingrich and all their followers on board, with no return flights.

    Of course all this is just a very far fetched and pleasant fantasy for us, cause Gingrich also said that the moon base and the regular flights to Mars would happen by the end of his second term as president – and THAT is the biggest and most outlandishly grandiose fantasy of all!

  2. I think he makes a lot of sense, but then again, I believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Klaus, people from another planet (any planet other than Kalifornia) and a host of other random, nonsensical endeavors designed to separate me from reality and of course … American Idol ….

    Go … Go for the gusto … before whatever he is spends it all.

    DS

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