Venting the intrusive thoughts of a reluctant feminist blogger.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Victim of legitimate assholery
People like this are one of the reasons I'm not allowed to have venom glands. From thinkprogress.org Senate Candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) told a local television station on Sunday that “legitimate rape”
rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to
shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations with unnamed
doctors for the bizarre claim.
According to a May 1 article that year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Akin also apparently "has expressed concern that criminalizing marital rape
gives women 'a legal weapon to beat up on the husband' during a
divorce". Yes, that's totally the part
of the whole marital rape issue we have to worry about. Heaven forbid a
guy might possibly suffer in divorce court because some women selfishly
want their rapes to be considered "legitimate"! I just... I can't even... venom glands.