Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nancy Elliott's anal fixation

(Sorry, I meant to post this several days ago, but, well, the weekend got in the way.)

New Hampshire legalized same-sex marriage in June 2009, but its opponents -- and the opponents of gay rights, not to mention homosexuality generally -- continue to push back. Take state Rep. Nancy Elliott, for example -- a Republican, of course -- who during a recent state House Judiciary Committee hearing (as it was considering repeal of the law, which it ultimately rejected) spoke out against... anal sex:

We're talking about taking the penis of a man and putting it in the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to think, would I want that to be done to me?

Yes, she seems to be against anal sex regardless of sex and regardless of orientation. She just doesn't like it. The whole idea freaks her out.

Watch the clip below. It's hilarious. Check out the people on either side of her, both of whom seem totally unphased by what she's saying. Check out her hand gestures (especially when she gets to "wriggling"). Check out the oh-so-serious look on her face when she asks, rhetorically, if she would want that done to her. Check out how she doesn't let up even when told to keep the discussion "directly to the bill."

Now, it's really not worth pushing back against Elliott's stupid comments. The fact that she equates same-sex marriage with anal sex, and presumably homosexuality generally with anal sex, shows her ignorance. The fact that she's such a prude shows her to be a fool. And the whole episode, including her ridiculous remark about schoolchildren learning how to do anal, shows her to be just the sort of terrified, angry right-wing bigot we've come to expect in the Republican Party.

Maybe she needs... no, I won't go there. Just use your imagination.

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  • She actually described anal sex rather well, I think. The facts make the act neither right not wrong -- it just IS!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:04 PM  

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