You could say a lot of words about anti-women TEA Party legislator Keith Regier, but the words “leadership” or “honor” are not among them.
Most of them have something to do with the time he compared women to cattle to explain his bill to prevent access to reproductive care because “preg-checked cattle are more valuable” as everyone knows. (Yes, there was a compelling handout to show us this concept.)
Yesterday Sen. Regier took woman-hating to a new level during the discussion of HB 123, which attempted to outlaw revenge porn with the full Montana Senate:
Keith Regier: An example was given in committee testimony was someone taking a picture of an 80yo woman at a health club and posted it online. The second thing that HB 29 did was on page 2, line 8. It protected someone that took a selfie and sent it to someone. Then that relationship goes bad and the recipient passes it on to others for whatever reason. Protection for the selfie sender was taken out in Senate Judiciary by removing the words “or distribute” and that’s on line 8 of page 2. It was felt that personal responsibility needs to be a part of the issue.
(Don’t you just love the use of the passive voice in this context? It is almost as if the speaker refused to take personal responsibility for his own victim-blaming amendment.)