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Who The Heck Is Todd Akin?

Todd Akin is a House representative from Missouri running for the Senate. He has a degree in management engineering and a Masters in Divinity (whatever that means). He’s voted for carrying concealed weapons, against all abortion and against increases in education spending! He is also a Republican, the undisputed legion of nutters. Mr Akin has been in the news recently for comments implying there is such a thing as “legitimate rape” and that abortion should not be allowed even here since women’s bodies have a natural way of shutting down under legitimate rapes. I’m scratching my head: if the rape is legitimate why should the body want to shut it down? And if it did is that not abortion? And how does a woman’s body know which rape is legitimate and which one isn’t? Shouldn’t the body be trying to block “illegitimate” rapes? Perhaps if Mr Akin is allowed to present evidence for his case even he may in the telling realise what a muppet he is.

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One response

  1. Tenshi no Shin

    I’ve heard of such things happening in rabbits when the local population is too high, or the female is too stressed. I have never heard of this ability in *human* women, but if we had it, I don’t think there’d be all this debate.

    Mostly this whole issue translates to the American government (comprised mostly of old white men) whining about the amazingly small number of women who lie about being raped and trying to use it as an excuse to control and punish the rest of us, all the while hiding under the umbrella of religion =(

    Becoming an expat never looked so good.

    August 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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