"TN state senator: rape just isn’t what it used to be."
Last week, after a debate on amending the Tennessee constitution to say that it doesn’t guarantee the right to abortion, state Sen. Doug Henry (D) stood up and reflected on how rape has changed:
Rape, ladies and gentlemen, is not today what rape was. Rape, when I was learning these things, was the violation of a chaste woman, against her will, by some party not her spouse. Today it’s simply, “Let’s don’t go forward with this act.“
Feministing writes, “Perhaps we should write Sen. Henry an email or two and let him know what has and hasn’t changed about sexual assault in this country?”
UPDATE: Volunteer Voters has more, including a response from Senate Democratic Caucus Spokesman Mark Brown.