Hmm. I wonder who’s got the right idea here.
My new idols, The Renegade Raging Grannies.
Everything about this is perfection.
The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.
- Todd Akin: If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
- People with functioning brains: Female bodies do have a way of "shutting that whole thing down." You just keep trying to make it illegal, dipshit.
You can tweet this willfully ignorant dumbass and tell him what you think of his “scientific” views on the biology of “female bodies” and “legitimate rape.”
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said in a Sunday interview. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin, who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, then claimed that even if these biological mechanisms don’t work, the perpetrator, not the child, should be punished. Kind of tough to defend that.
We don’t even. Akin, you may remember, was a co-sponsor of the House GOP’s plan to redefine rape.
My mind can’t even begin to wrap itself around this comment. This douche nugget is currently 8 points ahead of Senator McCaskill in the polls. That means he’s well on his way to representing the state of Missouri in the U.S. Senate, unless something changes.
Here, if you can handle it, you can actually listen him say this ignorant, completely stupid comment.
Honestly, I can’t even think of the right words for this kind of arrogant, willful stupidity.
First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
What is “Legitimate Rape” vs “Illegitimate Rape”?
I really just can’t with these ignorant, misogynistic turdsacks anymore.