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Martha Plimpton hits Bob Beckel for rape remarks, skips #WarOnWomen hashtag

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Actress Martha Plimpton and her “reproductive rights” foundation, A Is For, caught wind of serial misogynist Bob Beckel’s stomach-turning trivialization of rape yesterday and immediately sent out tweets calling for him to “apologize” and “educate himself.”

To insinuate that a woman shouldn’t defend herself against rape because the attacker is her date is disgusting and shameful.

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) February 20, 2013

Bob Beckel needs to apologize for his utterly stupid comments and educate himself. Here’s where he can start: bit.ly/XoWuNP

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) February 20, 2013

A is For frequently slams Republicans for waging a War on Women. The group has used the #WarOnWomen hashtag hundreds of times. But the hashtag was glaringly and conveniently absent from the group’s tweets about Beckel, including the one Plimpton retweeted.

Bob Beckel implied campus rape is a myth, blew off the seriousness of date rape and suggested shooting a date rapist would be absurd. But #WarOnWomen? That’s not for well-meaning libs who accidentally demonstrate their completely forgivable “ignorance.” It’s reserved for “right-wingers”:

RT @aisfororg: Why right-wingers can’t stop saying stupid things about rape, and more in tonight’s Need to Know.bit.ly/PusRdR

— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) October 26, 2012

Richard Mourdock really wants you to get pregnant and stay that way, regardless of the circumstances. bit.ly/PqB8zA #WarOnWomen

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) October 24, 2012

Todd Akin has been arrested not once, but FOUR times for protesting at abortion clinics. bit.ly/Vn8koi #p2 #MOSen #WarOnWomen

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) October 23, 2012

Indiana GOP senate nom. Richard Murdock calls rape pregnancies “something that God intended to happen”. bit.ly/RfQup6 #WarOnWomen #p2

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) October 24, 2012

Let @repjoewalsh know that abortion can SAVE lives. Tell your story using the hashtag #WeExist #p2 #WarOnWomen Pls RT

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) October 19, 2012

In the last two years, House Republicans have held 55 votes on reducing women’s reproductive rights. bit.ly/Tj2dEW #WarOnWomen #p2

— A is For (@AIsForOrg) September 6, 2012

Spare us the perfunctory Beckel shaming and selectively intense outrage. If Beckel was a conservative, Plimpton and her ilk would be picketing Fox News and demanding his resignation. Beckes knows the secret progressive handshake so he’s insulated from all that. He can repeatedly slither through the gutter with minimal consequence and simply has to “apologize” for this to all go away.

War on Women? Martha Plimpton and her group are part of the problem.

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Cretinous Bob Beckel: What’s a little mythical campus rape? Are you supposed to shoot your date?

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Weaponized misogyny, literally; Bob Beckel: ‘If I was Juan Williams, I’d wake up next to Michelle Malkin with a shotgun’

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