Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Morning Misogyny: "Legitimate" Rape!?!?

Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, may just get the Misogynist of the Year Award for his recent comments on allowing exceptions to abortion access for rape victims. I'll let you watch the video yourself to see just how big of a douchebag (remember, douching is bad for you!) this guy is. 

What planet is he living on? And better yet, who are these doctors telling him that victims of "legitimate" (I know, every time I think/type/say "legitimate rape" I almost puke) rape can magically prevent pregnancy?! I don't even want to know what he considers "legitimate" rape. 

Let's forget about the fact that Akin is absurdly anti-choice. Apparently he is so out of touch with reality and women that he can't even diplomatically talk about a horrific crime. Now, let me just say that I don't expect politicians to know exactly how the human body works (that's really another issue--the issue of our leap away from science in this country to teach things like creationism and abstinence-only sex-education instead.) BUT--when (mostly male) politicians start trying to regulate my uterus, I think they should have their information straight. And that's just the point.

Mr. Akin--you are not a social worker or victims' advocate, you are not a police officer, and you cannot tell me or any woman if her being raped is "legitimate". 

Mr. Akin--you are not a gynecologist, nor do you have any medical training whatsoever, and you cannot tell me or any woman if she should or should not have an abortion.

I don't have much else to say about this...it makes me sick to my stomach. I really hope  Missourians don't vote in this asshole over Claire McCaskill.

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