I’m Really Curious What Constitutes Legitimate Rape, Senator?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 12:31
Submitted by Lawrence Lanoff

How many times do women actually get pregnant when they get legitimately raped? Not many, according to “doctors” so clearly it’s worth protecting the life of an unborn child - even if that child is born from rape.

Such is the reasoning of yet another male politician with no upper lip, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), as he spoke during a TV interview Sunday. He was justifying his radical opposition to abortion. “If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he said on The Jaco Report.

There is so much distorted thinking about female sexuality in Akin’s comments, it’s hard to contain myself. I’m really curious what constitutes legitimate rape, Senator? Perhaps we should enact legislation rating rape on a point system - deducting points along the way - so we all know the difference. “That rape is a paltry 7.6 on the judges cards, so it’s obviously not as legitimate.”

Hidden in that simple statement is the implication of fault and culpability on the part of a victim of rape, because all good, god fearing people know in their hearts, that women so often bring rape onto themselves for their whorish behaviors and the slutty outfits. Of course this makes sense, since Akin has a masters degree in “Divinity.” Obviously, he knows the truth about rape.

But it gets worse. Akin’s comment that “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.” What on earth is he talking about? It’s bizarre. They obviously don’t have any classes on female anatomy at the Divinity College. But even if there was a way a woman could somehow magically “shut the whole thing down,” wouldn’t that essentially be an abortion? I mean, what kind of extreme anti-abortionist thinks it’s OK for a woman to “naturally” shut the whole thing down? Get your extremist reality straight, Senator. Shutting that whole thing down is an abortion, man!

Just two weeks ago, Akin suggested banning the morning after pill all together. But isn’t the morning after pill simply a way for a woman to “shut that whole thing down”? But that’s not OK?

I’m really confused. Not.

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What the hell is going on

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:59
Lady Grinning Soul

What the hell is going on over there? It's scary that, in a 21st century developed nation, people in positions of influence and power are thinking this way. Apart from his abhorrent comments being deeply offensive and damaging, I'm also flummoxed at his sheer stupidity. I mean that in a low IQ way. He genuinely seems to have no knowledge of how conception or the female body works. Bewildering. And this man hopes to be taken seriously?

I sincerely hope the US manages to fight this war against women. There are many places in the world I'm glad I'm not a woman - I'd hate to think the US could end up being on that list.

All rape is criminal....

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 01:03

There is no such thing as "legitimate rape." Think about that.

so I am not defending him,

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 16:36

so I am not defending him, obviosuly he was talking out of his ass, but is it possible he was trying to distugish between rape and something like statuatory rape?