Monday, August 20, 2012

"Legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy?!? WTF?!?

I  have a conservative friend that I work with who calls me a "part time conservative and weekend liberal".  He calls me that because he says I don't show any consistent loyalty towards either party. 

I think that only insane people and dullards agree with every single tenet of a party's platform.  I favor the death penalty and I'm a staunch supporter of our military.  Although I don't like the idea of affirmative action, I understand why white men thought that it was a good idea to enact it.....they would know.  I think all Americans should have the right to own weapons; however, I think that only the police and military should have access to handguns and automatic weapons. I'm pretty much anti-union for the most part and I believe that spending across the board, including military spending, should be cut by our government. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't believe in the trickle down theory of economics. I believe that given the current state of our economy that we shouldn't be cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and for all of these companies that are outsourcing American jobs anyway. I think we need to focus on paying off our debt as a nation. I think that paying taxes is patriotic.  I believe that not only should we cut military spending, but we should bring most of the Americans troops deployed around the world home to shore up our borders and give a financial boost to those local economies. I don't see a problem with gay marriage.  I also don't understand why anyone would want to discriminate against homosexuals and I really don't understand why anyone would want to deny them an opportunity to serve in our military. 

I rarely talk about politics in this blog though, since I realize most people are bored to tears with it or they'll say they don't have an opinion about it.  Now that the election is almost upon us though, I will probably talk about it more.

  However, when I see shit like the article below....that I jacked from CNN's website, I am truly dumbfounded.  This doesn't necessarily have to be about politics, it should be classified under common sense.  Clearly this man's ignorance knows no bounds.
(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who won Missouri's GOP Senate primary earlier this month and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November's general election, said Sunday that he misspoke when he claimed "legitimate rape" rarely resulted in pregnancy.
Answering a question about whether or not he thought abortion should be legal in the case of rape, Akin explained his opposition by citing unnamed bodily responses he said prevented pregnancy.
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," Akin said of rape-induced pregnancy in an interview with KTVI. A clip of the interview was posted online by the liberal super PAC American Bridge.
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Akin continued. He did not provide an explanation for what constituted "legitimate rape."
He added: "But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."
In a statement Sunday, Akin wrote that he misspoke in the interview. He maintained his opposition to abortion for victims of rape.
"In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year," Akin wrote. "Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve."
"I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue," Akin continued. "But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action. I also recognize that there are those who, like my opponent, support abortion and I understand I may not have their support in this election."
Statistics on pregnancies that result from rape are difficult to produce, since rape is a crime that often goes unreported. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, along with Planned Parenthood, each estimate that 5% of rapes lead to pregnancy. A 1996 study from the Medical University of South Carolina found the same percentage, adding that 32,101 pregnancies occurred annually from rape.
Akin, a six-term U.S. congressman, touted his socially conservative values on the primary campaign trail, and gained the support of 2008 presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. He was one of the first members of Congress to join the Tea Party Caucus in 2010 and has easily won re-election in recent years.
The lawmaker raised a notable $2.2 million this cycle, as of July 18.
Akin - who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee - has long held a hard-line stance on abortion. He is opposed to abortions in all circumstances, and has said he also opposes the morning after pill, which he equates to abortion.

A spokeswoman for Mitt Romney wrote that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and his running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, did not share Akin's sentiments on rape.
"Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg wrote.

CNN's Ashley Killough, Kevin Liptak and Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.

This moron is referencing a "legitimate rape"....what is an illegitimate rape?!?  This is what's running for public office on the right these days.  It's kinda scary that someone as old as he is really believes this shit.


  1. I won't say this is a major problem in regards to legislation from DC, but it makes you wonder where some of it (or lack thereof) originates. You got fools such as this on various committees and panels...SMH!

    1. As Forrest Gump said, "stupid is as stupid does".

  2. Reggie,
    I was just fixin'.(yeah I said fixin'...What? I have lived in Texas the past 10-Eleven years...These people rub off on ya son)to see how to get my mind right to write about this.. Legitimate rape? Really Son? And these are the people that the others want leading the charge to "take their country back"? Man prepare yourself for one of my famous rants...

    1. It's ignorant Beavis and Butthead shit like this that will make you go off on a rant Dirty Red.

      I had to read this story in it's entirety twice, I figured that I just misinterpreted it. I just knew he wouldn't be claiming that rape wouldn't get a woman pregnant.

      What a fucking idiot!!!

  3. I don't see how the Republicans get any votes from women...smh.

    1. Or gays.
      Or older Americans.
      Or people of color across the board.
      Or the millions of toothless ignorant unwashed masses from low and middle income America who routinely line up in their millions to vote for them.

      I don't get it at all.

    2. I have never been able to understand this either.

  4. That was the first thing I heard this morning when I turned on the tv. I was dumbfounded. totally speechless. I still don't know what to say.

    Women need to shut him and the entire republican party by voting them dumb asses out. Actually dumbass is too nice a term. He's worse than that.

    1. What he said defies logic and good common sense. I'm just surprised that the gentleman interviewing him didn't say "huh?!?"

  5. But wait there's more.... When I read he said, ”the female body “shuts down” to prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.” my head exploded! I just can’t even wrap my mind around how that would work. So does the uterus close? Fallopian tubes shoot blanks? Maybe the egg spontaneously combusts upon contact with the foreign sperm... I just can’t!! with this gaggle of complete idiots! I wrote this comment earlier and it still stands up!

    1. Gorgeous Puddin' the man is clearly an idiot; and he's a five or six time Congressman to boot. I understand that all politicians aren't going to be intellectuals, but do we really need imbeciles like this in office?!?

  6. The man is a total embarrassment.. such an awful and ridiculous statement

  7. Regardless of political affiliation, some people should seriously avoid speaking (w/out pre-written notes)in public... b/c when they open their ig'nit mouths, only toxic isht pours out.


    1. This is true Moanerplicity, this is true.

      Given an opportunity to run my piehole all day long with someone holding a microphone in front of me, there is no telling what absolute babble might emit from my hole.

      ......however, I doubt I'd say anything near as stupid as this.

  8. Scarier thing is that he isn't the only one who believes this. Sadder thing is I haven't heard much from Republican women concerning his comments...are they too outraged to say anything or does their silence mean acceptance?

    I've already commented on this in another blog, and my remarks were a bit on the fiery side. I'm just getting somewhat calmed, so I won't get myself worked back up.

    P.S. Just visit me but have yet to subscribe to my blog (rubs chin)

    1. Sure he's an idiot, but I always want to hear what these people really think.....that's important.

      I can't imagine why ANY woman would want to vote Republican. Women need to come together. There are more of them in this country than men. So why haven't we had a woman president?!? Why is it that only six of the fifty states have women governors right now?!? Why is it that only seventeen of the current hundred senators are women?!? Hell I'm sure women wouldn't have fucked up the government anywhere near as bad as we men have in the last couple of hundred years.

      Hell it's all ya'll's fault (that's my story and I'm sticking to it)!!!

      People just as stupid as Akin represent tens of millions of people in our Congress. I can't believe that someone's tax dollars pays this fool's salary. Of course, there are days that I sit back and contemplate the realities of my tax dollars paying Lindsey Graham's and Jim DeMint's salaries. They're fucking idiots!! Lindsey and Jim see no reason not to vote themselves pay increases; however, they get very passionate about explaining why they can't see themselves increasing our national minimum wage. How about that?!? They won't help the least of us.....but they have no problem padding their own pockets.

      Worthless bastards!!!!

  9. Okay, tighten your seatbelts boys and girls cause this mofo done got ya girl H-E-A-T-E-D...

    Legitimate rape huh? Hmm? *scratcing head* so there's illegitimate rape then? *scratching head harder*

    The ONLY truth he said was that there are many rapes that go unreported....Mine did! I didn't tell because back in 87 date rape went unrecognized and was more a case of he say/she say, so I sucked it up and swalled that bitter, jagged pill and that sorry ass mutha fakka, lame excuse for a man went on with his life and assault other women in one capacity or another. Fortunately for me, my rape didn't result in pregnancy, but had it?...Trust and believe my body whether is "shut down" (as the dumb-ass mofo said), I was NOT carrying that unwanted, unsolicited pregnancy to term. I hated my own body as a result of what happened, so I damn sure would've hated the unwanted life (read demon spawn) that might have grown inside of me. I don't care which state of back alley I would've had to go to get that abortion, but ya girl would've gotten one.

    Now, my personal life aside, let me take you on the twist and turn of this mess of a story...

    This man has NO clue what a woman goes through when someone has violated her. He obviously hasn't a clue what a woman's body goes through in general for him to make such back assward comments that he did. "Shut down" my ass! This is igmorance to the umpth degree taken across the country and back again. Talk about fuggery! This is the kind of ish that makes me GLAD I'm a registered voter and a strong ass woman who's completely uncensored, ain't afraid to air her laundry, and would give this mofo a verbal beat down that would resemble a WMD...In fact, I AM a WMD...Woman of Mouth Desctruction because that's what he'd get from me. *excuse me while I fan my flames...*

    I understand that there are those who believe they have the right to govern a womans body. I also understand that many feel that an unborn fetus has rights, but let me say this, what about all those innocent children who are stuck in the abusive foster care system who didn't ask to be hear and might have fared better not being born. I'm so effin over politrickers trying to govern ish that ain't got ish to do with them. Bastards! Men can walk away from a pregnancy so why can't a woman? Especially one who's been raped? PUH-LEEZ! Deez tits mutha fakka!

    I've got more to say, I need to calm down first.

    1. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself in your comment BluJewel. While I hate to hear that ANYONE has been raped, I do appreciate you opening up in this post. I know that was very personal and I truly appreciate you having the courage to share that in this post when I'm sure others who come by have suffered the same indignity.

      I hope the motherfucker that did that gets raped in prison one day, end up washing his cellmates draws out in their sink, has to sit down to pee and has to braid his cellmate's hair too.

      Rapists are some of the worst lowlifes our society spawns. They add absolutely nothing and ultimately they take from the productive members of our society. What they steal can't be given back. If I had my way, all rapists would be a goddamnned cat.

      I wonder if he got raped by some hard hitting recent parolee if his body would "shut down" and his ass would clench up tight enough to make a diamond so his ass wouldn't get raped?!?

      He's definitely an oxygen thief!!!

      Men like this are an embarrassment to mankind.

    2. I suffered in silence for many years as a result of what happened to me and that gave him unnecessary power over me and also put other women at risk. Since healing from that traumatic experience, I refuse to be silent and I refused to be embarassed by what happened. If my being vocal can help even one woman, then I've done what needs to be done.

      Akin is a rapist in his own way as he's trying to take something from a woman that she doesn't not want to give up. ...Her rights; her dignity, and her humanity; all three of which are taken when a woman is raped. He needs more than schooling; he needs exactly what you said should happen to the man who raped me...Have his body "shut down" and his ass clench up tight. It's a deplorable state of affairs when ignorance can run do damn rampant is what is SUPPOSED to be an educated and democratic society.

      Thank you again for taking on this issue.

    3. I am not a man that's ever been accused of saying too little, that's just how I roll. I remember hearing a man once say he has no problem taking it, because women rarely tell anyway.........and that's the day that I stopped speaking to him. As men we have to close ranks on those types of lowlife men. We all have sisters, mothers, cousins, aunts, grandmothers and friends. No one should have to endure that type of violence.

    4. Yes indeed, she said a mouthful and then some.

    5. I like your fire girl!! I'm happy that you are at a place of healing to be able to share your story like you did. Cancer should be reserved just for rapists.

    6. I don't wish cancer on anyone Gorgeous Puddin'. But for rapists I have no problem wishing castration and a rope for them,

  10. Thank you for being a man posting about this. What's also interesting is that Paul Ryan and Todd Akin co-sponosored a bill last year about "personhood". It would have given fertilized eggs the same rights as adult humans, thus not only stopping abortion even in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother but also some birth control pills and IVF. I'd bet anything that more Republicans aren't speaking out because they agree with him.

    1. Jennifer I have no problem taking anyone to task; especially someone this fucking stupid.

      Even more interesting is that Akin has voted time and again to stop sex education in school. If anything, his ignorant ass needs to go to class.

    2. Just like Popeye, No Labels, I yam what I yam.

  11. I am one that beleives in legitimate rape. Sometimes a man has to put a bitch in her place. Let her know that all power hangs between our legs and she will bow down to it. Sometimes you have to let a bitch know that shes inferior in ever way. Some times as men we need to feed power to our dicks and to fuck a random bitch with such brutality is just what a man needs. I don't live in missouri, but I'd vote for the man for no other reason than the fact that he said what is true. Rape is legitimate and even though we have laws to try to punish men who do it, the reality is that no law can stop a man from feeding his cock. And if you are a female bitch, just shut the fuck up and take it.

    1. I see that the nuts have started falling out of the trees early this year.

    2. Uhm? Wow! Well, all I have to say to that is, if the poster truly beleives in what he said, he'd not have posted Anonymously! He's no better than the KKK who have to cloak themselves in order to do their deeds. I have more respect for someone who speaks their 'truth' openly, than one who hides behind anonymity...IJS!

    3. This is an example of what I would call keyboard courage.

  12. only an asshole would make a statement about "legitimate rape" its rape period...i really think politicians should stay out our vaginas.

    1. I don't know Budda but it seems to me that people like that are forever in someone else's business, if not their vagina.

  13. oh and if someone supports this assholes theory they should be brave enough to post as themselves...yeah Reg the nuts are loose may even be married to their sisters.

    1. Keyboard Courage is a fairly common theme these days.

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