Weird news: Allen West's domineering sex letter

Gossip site reveals that the congressman demanded non-negotiable sex and bikinis in a letter to his wife from Iraq

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 1, 2012 8:36PM (EDT)

Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. (            (Wikimedia/United States Congress))
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. ( (Wikimedia/United States Congress))

Tea Party Rep. Allen West has not held back his patriarchal views during his reelection bid. The Florida congressman said in April that supporters of Planned Parenthood and women's rights activists were "neutering American men and bringing [them] to the point of this incredible weakness."

With such remarks in mind, Florida-based reporter Jose Lambiet published lines from a personal letter West sent to his wife, Dr. Angela West, from Iraq in 2003. In the missive, obtained by Gossip Extra, West tells his wife  that she is to perform sex acts that are "standard and non-negotiable" on his return.

"I do not want to hear ‘no’ or ‘we’ll see about that.’ I want my fantasies to be with you. God has authorized you and you only as my partner for intimacy and that is what I want," West wrote, asking his wife whether she was committed to being his "porn star" and wearing only "two-piece swim suits" on vacation.

To be sure, there are many happy, consensual relationships entered into in which the domination of one partner over another is agreed upon. They don't usually involve men who describe female choice as "neutering," though. Nor do they tend to involve men who compare their partners to their motorcycles. 

[H/t Huffington Post]

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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