[Content Note: Violence; misogyny.]
"Let's hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won't abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector."—Jay Townsend, Communications Director for Republican Representative Nan Hayworth (NY).
At Think Progress, Annie-Rose notes: "Acid throwing is not a joke. It is a serious and horrific form of gender-based violence. Seventy two percent of the time, victims of acid throwing are women. In fact, an attack occurred in Pakistan just four days ago—two women and one two year-old child were injured."
Let's get this straight: Both sides are, in fact, not "just as bad," when it comes to institutionally sanctioned violent and eliminationist rhetoric.
[H/T to everyone in the multiverse, and my thanks to each and every one of you.]