And while statistically speaking that's sometimes true - Slate reported in 2009 that around 1 in 10 rape claims are likely false - it was the Rep. Rivard's choice of words that is placing him in hot water with political rivals and women's rights groups alike.Why is this news nearly a year later? Chalk it up to Rivard's tight race for re-election against Democratic rival Democrat Stephen Smith, who called the comments offensive. "I'm offended to think that my sister or my daughters would be thought of in that manner," said Smith. "I feel Roger is out of touch with the majority of voters and his views are extreme." Likewise upset with Rivard are local women's rights groups. "Unfortunately, comments like these are all too common," said Pennie Meyers of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Via Slate and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Wisconsin Republican Roger Rivard / Image: legis.wisconsin.gov
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