GOP lawmaker claims women are inferior: 'a lesser cut of meat'Patheos
February 16, 2018
Bible based misogyny: South Carolina State Senator Thomas Corbin insults a female colleague, claiming women are "a lesser cut of meat" because the Bible teaches Eve was created from Adam's rib.
During a working dinner with other lawmakers last week discussing legislation aimed at curbing domestic violence, Corbin made some despicable insults directed at women in general, and his colleague and fellow Republican, Sen. Katrina Shealy, in particular.
According to reports, when a plate of ribs was delivered to the table, Corbin claimed "they remind me of an old joke." Corbin proceeded to call women a "lesser cut of meat," explaining:
According to reports, while making his rude remarks, Corbin was smirking at Shealy. Adding insult to injury, Corbin went on to abuse Shealy further by saying:
"Wearing shoes" is apparently a reference to the fact that Corbin has repeatedly expressed his belief that women should not be serving as elected officials or even working at all, but instead should be at home, "barefoot and pregnant."
Witnesses report Shealy became angry and asked Corbin where he "got off" attacking her. Shealy reports that she told Corbin:
Shealy is the only female member of South Carolina's 46-person State Senate.
On her Facebook page, Shealy called Corbin an "idiot," writing:
This isn't the first time Corbin has made sexist remarks around his colleagues. A Senate staffer reports that he makes sexist comments "all the time to everybody."
Corbin identifies as a conservative Christian, and insists he was only joking. However, his degrading insults are not funny, and only reinforce the notion that Republicans have contempt for women, even when those women are fellow Republicans.