Bill Napoli is spelled A-S-S-H-A-T

I don’t usually use Smart Bitches to overtly rant and rave about politics; this site is for romance novels, after all. But I’m going to make a special exception for Bill Napoli, a Republican state senator for South Dakota who had these words of wisdom to say about acceptable rape exceptions for the abortion ban:

A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.

An acquaintance of mine, Sylvia, referred to this as “hella rape,” which is quite possibly the best damn phrase I’ve read all year.

At any rate, fuckwittery should not go unrewarded. I’m thinking we should do to Napoli what Dan Savage did to Rick Santorum. The nifty thing is, Napoli himself has provided an excellent definition. I propose the following entry be entered into the lexicon:

napoli (not to be confused with the proper noun, which indicates the Italian city)
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): napolied
Pronunciation: nA’poli

1. To brutalize and rape, sodomize as bad as you can possibly make it, a young, religious virgin woman who was saving herself for marriage. 2. To hella rape somebody.

Etymology: From State Senator Bill Napoli’s (R-SD) words on an acceptable description of rape that would merit an exemption from South Dakota’s abortion ban.

Now, popularizing this term is going to take a little help from you guys.

First of all, I’ve created a little page with the definition for “napoli.” LINK TO with “Bill Napoli” as the anchor text. The link should look like this:

Bill Napoli

This is known as Google-bombing.

Second of all: I’ve submitted the entry, and it’s currently awaiting editorial approval. Once it’s up, I’m going to post a link here, and I hope enough of you guys vote on it that it becomes the top result for “napoli.” (Gawd, I feel bad for Napoli, but…not bad enough.)

And feel free to refer people to both the Bill Napoli definition page and this page, of course.

C’mon, everybody! With a little help, we can hopefully make napoli the new santorum.


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  1. 1
    sara g says:

    OMG, what a fantastic idea. I will do everything in my power to make this as big as the Santorum thing.

    What an ass.

  2. 2
    Robin says:

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why the Democrats have not been jumping all over these kinds of statements and sentiments (and not with the weak inanity of those “Sam Alito was evil because he was a member of CAP” comments during the confirmation hearings).  Someone please explain to me how the Right has gotten so many passes on absolutely outrageous stuff!

  3. 3
    Candy says:

    I know, Robin. I’m with you, there.

    I can’t do much right now (not a citizen, can’t vote, crycrycry) but I can perpetrate small acts of spite that will hopefully get the word out. Plus seeing the definition page become the number 1 Google result for “Bill Napoli” will warm the cockles of my dead, black heart.

  4. 4
    Garianne says:

    Jaysus!  Another reason to love this site!  I guess it does take a “Smart Bitch” to get the ball rolling.  You’ve got my vote!


  5. 5
    Candy says:

    More thoughts: Maybe we can have some sort of a napoli scale for rapes in romances. One napoli is a forced seduction, five napolis is an all out gang-rape fest a la old-sk00l Rosemary Rogers.

    Think I need a new hobby much?

  6. 6
    Susan says:

    This is amazing!  I definitely support the napoli scale concept.  My question: will linking from a lj entry register on Google?

  7. 7
    Waterhouse says:

    Heh. To Napoli someone.
    I like it. At least as far as my end goes, consider it spread.

  8. 8
    Candy says:

    My question: will linking from a lj entry register on Google?

    It may or it may not—depends on whether you friendslock the entry—but it certainly can’t hurt :) .

  9. 9

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does.


  10. 10
    Karen Scott says:

    Just what the world needs, another religious bigoted idiot.  I’d like to know whatever happened to the good old fashioned devil worshippers, I’m pretty sure they were more humanitarian than some of these freaks. Sigh.

  11. 11
    Jennie says:

    Calling him an asshat is an insult to the “real” asshats.  Seriously, he’s in a class by himself.

    There needs to be another term for him—


  12. 12
    Karla says:

    Excellent – let us know when the UD entry is up for voting. :^)

    It’s too bad he’s can’t be Napolied.

  13. 13
    Janie says:

    Er… feeling a little lost, where do we link?

  14. 14
    Candy says:

    Janie, and anyone else who was confused about where to point the link, please link to the URL below:

    Thank you for spreading the joy that is being napolied.

  15. 15
    Jay says:

    Also this could be entered on Wikipedia. I’m on it.

  16. 16
    DebL says:

    Uhuh. Imagine what a woman would have to go through to prove that she was even a candidate for napoliation. As in, Miss, your skirt makes me question your napoliworthiness.

  17. 17
    Robin says:

    Okay, I’ll admit that I’m struggling here.  On the one hand, I love the satiric way in which Candy’s coinage reveals the vicimizing power of Napoli’s language and his appalling exploitation of the virgin/whore dichotomy.  But I keep feeling that we’re replicating the woman-as-victim part of that equation, rather than sending the consequences right back to Napoli.  What am I missing here that I can’t reconcile this?

  18. 18
    Candy says:

    Jay: YES, the Wikipedia idea is GENIUS. You r0xx0r my b0xx0rs, except I don’t wear boxers, but if I did, you so totally would rock them.

  19. 19
    Victoria Dahl says:

    Sadly, I don’t think Senator Napoli COULD be napolied. I assume he’s married and, therefore, not a virgin. Also, even he would admit he’s not saving his anus for anyone. So he could be brutally sodomized, raped so thoroughly that he required massive internal stitching, and still. . . not napolied. Sorry, Bill. :down:

  20. 20
    Lauren says:

    Yes, because you know, only virgins suffer during a rape. The rest of us are all whores asking for it.

    His attitude (which is sadly quite prevalent of late and back in the seventeenth century where it belongs) makes my skin crawl.

    I’ll post the link at my blog when you put it up. The man consorts with roaches.

  21. 21
    Victoria Dahl says:

    Plus, you guys totally know that a woman can’t get pregnant unless she enjoys it. Duh.

  22. 22
    Candy says:

    But I keep feeling that we’re replicating the woman-as-victim part of that equation, rather than sending the consequences right back to Napoli.

    Hmmm. The whole “santorum” definition was designed to make Rick Santorum’s “big, white teeth fall out of his big, empty head.” I imagine that if Napoli knew of our Nefarious Plot, he probably wouldn’t be thrilled with the idea that his name will (hopefully) soon be used synonymously with the rape and sodomy of virtuous, religious young women.

    On a side note: Does anyone else find it fascinating that he specifies “girl”? (Well, that and sodomy, because non-consensual vaginal penetration alone just doesn’t cut it any more in terms of abortionworthy rape.) I don’t get the sense that he was using “girl” in the figurative “What’s up, girls?” sense, but the literal, porntastically barely legal sense. Like if you were a 38-year-old virgin saving yourself for marriage, being napolied would somehow be less horrible or traumatic than if you were a 18-year-old virgin.

    All of which is to say: I’m not sure, Robin, what can be done to send the consequences back to Napoli himself. Any thoughts or ideas?

  23. 23
    Jay says:

    You can borrow my b0xx0rs, if you really want ‘em.

    It’s done: My first Wikipedia entry. Complete with linky goodness.

  24. 24
    Candy says:

    Lauren: you can link to this page:

    I’ve re-worded my instructions in my post so they’re hopefully less confusing. Some kind of technical writer I am, hee.

  25. 25
    Victoria Dahl says:

    >>This latter statement led reproductive-freedom advocates to define Napoli as. . .<


    Oh, FUCK, that is AWESOME! Though I would suggest that it be “women’s-rights advocates” or just “decent human beings”. I’d imagine even pro-lifers could imagine a scenario where a non-virgin could

    possibly be raped.

    It must be such a comfort to Senator Napoli that his little old grandma could never really be raped. Grandma’s a dirty whore who loves forcible penetration just like the rest of us who’ve put out.

  26. 26
    Candy says:

    Ohmigod. The Wikipedia entry is beyoootiful. Thank you for fighting the good fight.

    You can borrow my b0xx0rs, if you really want ‘em.


    (Except they wouldn’t fit me. Curse these childbearing hips!)

  27. 27
    Jay says:

    I’m afraid the Wikipedia article was flagged almost immediately, and the good bits deleted. It might be possible to get it entered under a less direct title (i.e., “The Napoli controversy” – that’s what they did for Rick Santorum – but that might require that this movement gain more momentum first.).

    As for how else to bring this back to Napoli, I don’t know that there is a way. Except, of course, to vote him out of office – that’s the traditional remedy for errant politicians. But his constituents presumably feel quite differently – he may well be faithfully representing their views – so that will be hard. That’s the problem with democracy, isn’t it – that it’s rule by the people?

    (Speaking of which, I still have a half-finished response to your political debate sitting on my home computer. It got long, and I had to go to class…)

  28. 28
    Candy says:

    I’m afraid the Wikipedia article was flagged almost immediately, and the good bits deleted.

    Goddammit! I wish I’d taken a screencap or made a PDF.

    But I have hopes that napoli as a verb will catch on, allowing us to create another Wikipedia entry. C’mon, everybuddy! Spread it like it was santorum!

    Speaking of which: since there’s, I wonder if there’s a domain name I can purchase and website I can set up for this? Something appropriate. All variations of “napoli” as a word itself have been taken. Any suggestions, y’all?

    That’s the problem with democracy, isn’t it – that it’s rule by the people?

    Indeed—and isn’t that why the judicial branch is part of the balance of power? To ensure that the rights of the minority are not trampled on as a result of the majority acting out of its own self-interest? The question in this particular case, of course, is whether abortion can be viewed as an actual right. (You and a whole host of other people know more about this topic than I do, however, since my knowledge of all of this is hazy at best.)

    (Totally trying to incite lengthy, thought-provoking analysis from Robin, EvilAuntiePeril, Jay and all you other politically-minded Smart Bitch readers.)

    Speaking of which, I still have a half-finished response to your political debate sitting on my home computer.

    Am looking forward to it. I have found out the hard way that the comment limit is 5000 characters, so split the comment in two if ye haf to.

  29. 29
    fiveandfour says:

    Man, but I am seeing red right now.  Knowing S. Dakota was doing this has had me pissed off for the last few days, but the Governor’s little comment just sent me into orbit.

    So if a female is raped but wasn’t a religious virgin she doesn’t deserve access to a safe and legal abortion?  Are we really back to the era where the shame goes to the woman and not on the asshole that violated her?

    So…needless to say, spreading the word seems like the least I can do.

  30. 30
    katyli says:

    Okay, thought I would say that I am a “pro-lifer”, but I think this guy is a massive tool. What an ass.
    Just because you are pro-life doesn’t mean you have no compassion for rape victims. I hope this guy loses his seat.

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