90s babies xi (digital/photoshop)
ah, boys will be boys. the legal defense that keeps on giving, along with a healthy dose of victim-shaming and -smearing.
then the whole other component, where lawmakers (like rep. barry hovis, who literally used the words "consensual rape" in an argument to defend stricter control over a woman's free will) decide that in some states, if a woman is raped and impregnated, that the punishment for terminating that pregnancy is more severe than the punishment for the offending rapist. and also that in this same scenario, the unborn, non-sentient "life" is prioritized over the very much born and very much alive sexual assault/rape victim.
you really can't even come close to making this shit up. there are people who devote their entire lives to slowing down or completely undoing progress, who explicitly use religious ideals to create laws ("separation of church and state" means nothing in the US), and whose dangerous stupidity threatens millions and millions of current and future lives. just more mess that 90s babies will have to spend our lives cleaning up. it's sickening ...