Trying to show she’s more than just a pretty face, Rosanna Queirolo, won a seat on the Ecuadorian National Assembly on a platform promising to protect the environment and to provide a bridge to the Ecuadorian immigrant community in the United States. Once comfy in her seat of power however, she showed her true colors in positions about rape, abortion and the GLTB community.
For those non-Spanish dominant peeps, translation after the jump.
So basically she wants to protect fetuses, doubts that rape victims can get pregnant, and blames “feminists, sexual minority groups, travestis, transsexuals, gays, lesbians, bisexuals” for promoting the idea that women have a right to control their own bodies (what a concept).
Now she’s jumped on the bandwagon for changes in the Ecuadorian constitution.
A week ago today Queirolo stunned some legislators, including some from her own party, when she stood up at a public hearing and asked the Constitutional Assembly to consider changing parts of the constitution pertaining to “sexual orientation”. She claimed that the word “orientation” should be changed to “preference” since, in her interpretation, the former word also pertained to “pedophiles and other degenerates” (El Universo, March 22, 2008).
Who said that Latin America is steadily moving left?
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Via / Blabbeando