Topic: Todd Akin

GOP Congressman Defends Todd Akin, Doubles Down On That Whole ‘Women Can’t Get Pregnant From Rape’ Nonsense

GOP Congressman Defends Todd Akin, Doubles Down On That Whole 'Women Can't Get Pregnant From Rape' Nonsense

Today, we’re going to talk about three things that I hate with an extreme, burning passion: Rape, those who marginalize or make excuses for rape, and people who tell infertile women to “just relax” if they want to get pregnant. That might seem like an odd combination, but a single Republican congressman has managed to roll them all into one big ball of awfulness. More »

Whether The ‘War On Women’ Was Real Or Not, Female Voters Struck Down Ignorance On Election Day

Whether The 'War On Women' Was Real Or Not, Female Voters Struck Down Ignorance On Election Day

Throughout this election cycle, we’ve seen politician after politician from the Republican party make ignorant and insensitive comments about women. With each statement, we’ve had to shake our heads and wonder how men who don’t seem to understand half of the country could ever hope to represent any group of constituents. During yesterday’s election, it looks like female voters stood up and let these thoughtless candidates know just how powerful our votes are. More »

Another Day, Another Politician Who Doesn’t Understand Rape, Pregnancy, Or Abortion

Another Day, Another Politician Who Doesn't Understand Rape, Pregnancy, Or Abortion

Who likes broken records? I hope you do because I might sound like one here. I feel like we’ve had this conversation before, but House Representative Roscoe Bartlett from Maryland has added some new aspects to the misinformation surrounding pregnancy, rape, and abortion. That means we get to go through this mess again. Don’t blame me, blame clueless politicians who spout bogus “facts.” More »

I’m Sorry But Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock Is Absolutely Nothing Like Getting Pregnant From Rape

I'm Sorry But Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock Is Absolutely Nothing Like Getting Pregnant From Rape

Things I never knew that we needed to explain to politicians:

  1. Rape is never “legitimate” or illegitimate. It’s just rape.
  2. Women’s bodies are awesome, but they are not magical.
  3. Forcible rape” is redundant.
  4. And the newest addition to this list, getting pregnant from rape is not the same thing as getting pregnant out of wedlock. Those two experiences are not comparable at all.

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