Thursday, August 23, 2012

What I found ignorant about Rep. Todd Akin's remarks about rape has nothing to do with the word "legitimate".

His "theory" suggests that if a woman's body is not prepared for intercourse because she "really" doesn't want the penetration, then it's very hard for the body to get pregnant. But if her body reacts to the rape and tries to accommodate it ('the juices are flowing'), then it's clearly not rape because her body "really" wants it.

Ask any man with erectile dysfunction how much control he had over it before we created the magic blue pill? How many women can magically turn arousal on or off? Mr. Akin - read up. Much of the body reacts involuntarily to arousal. In other words, you don't have to want your body to be aroused for it to happen. Or you may really want your body to be aroused but you can't make it happen.

Your theory is severely flawed.

Remember Serbia, Croatia, ethnic cleansing, raping women so they will become pregnant and bear "half-breed" children? Is Mr. Akin saying 30,000 - 50,000 Croat and Muslim women are lying?

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and the Republican party is starting to act like they have no use for them.

ps. I'm glad Akin is staying on the ballot. The Republican party knew full well who they were running for the Senate in Missouri before three days ago. Plus, I think he represents his party pretty well. So why not vote for the reality. Prefer ignorance? Vote Akin!


Jay Livingston said...

I'm glad he stayed in, and polls showed him going from ahead to even because of this. But he still might win (see the Salon piece here), and if he does, it's going to be really, really depressing.

(And boy, do I suck at captcha.)

RJKaplan66 said...

Akin is an ass. His version of reality has nothing to do with the real world. Is it ignorance or stupidity that he voices? Ignorance is preferable, but I'm thinking that what we see is blatant stupidity. Ignorance can be remedied with facts, but he and most like him have no interest in facts. Therefore I think that he is just stupid.

Missouri deserves better. So does America.