Lesson one: No talking about "legitimate rape." Ha ha ha. Republican incumbents facing challenges from Democratic women are being given lessons in messaging against women... er, messaging against women opponents. The problem is thatShow More Summary
GOPers will learn to stop throwing around terms like "legitimate rape." The post GOP Candidates And Staff Need To Take Classes To Learn How To Talk To Their Female Opponents appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers, the singing YouTube duo of "Dear Chick-fil-A" and "Legitimate Rape" fame, released a new album today, Face Your Fears, and it's available on read more
For those of you who love to see cute couples in love, this video of the adorable Bria and Chrissy, who brought us such instant classics as “Dear Chick-fil-A” and “Legitimate Rape,” is for you! read more
State AG Says Hospitals Can't Limit Reproductive Healthcare: As I reported yesterday, if public hospitals offer maternity care, they must also offer contraception and abortion services. Pardoning Private Bradley Manning: Supporters are...Show More Summary
To pass a law that prohibits abortions for rape victims is in effect endorsing the end result of what is probably the worst, more violating experience of someone's life. How can anyone, especially these people who were elected to protect the rights of their constituents, support such a measure?
A year after then-Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” fiasco, the National Women’s Law Center has released a report in commemoration: Shut That Whole Thing Down: A Survey of Abortion Restrictions Even in Cases of Rape. The report looks at abortion restrictions from the first six months of this year and, as RH Reality Check summarized, [...]
It's been nearly a year since Todd Akin hit a chord with his "legitimate rape" comments that changed the way Americans think about sexual assault and reproductive justice forever. Just kidding about that last part! Read more...
Trying to categorize it as "legitimate," "forcible," “gray rape” or "rape rape" doesn't do any favors either. read more
Bria and Chrissy, the adorable real-life singing couple behind such modern classics as “Dear Chick-fil-A” and “Legitimate Rape” are back with a new video. read more
There are a number of divisions within the GOP today, many of which are more about strategy than substance. For instance, Karl Rove is trying to get the party to avoid nominating more people like Todd "legitimate rape" Akin for office,...Show More Summary
Move over, Todd Akin, because believe it or not, someone has actually surpassed his "legitimate rape" idiocy. Meet Texas Republican (of course) Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who had this to say while denying an exception for rape in the draconian...Show More Summary
I thought the GOP hit bottom with women voters in 2012, thanks to “legitimate rape,” “binders full of women,” etc., and I was looking forward to the “new and improved” party after its public autopsy and rebranding. But apparently several holdouts haven’t gotten the memo, and it’s not just bothering us leftist liberals. Show More Summary
Last week we saw Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) reviving the Todd Akin "legitimate rape" argument, but now one of Franks' Republican colleagues may have gone even further to defend the 20-week abortion ban making its way through the House....Show More Summary
CNN tarred the Romney campaign with Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" comment, and now it is trying to do the same to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for making a much less controversial remark on rape and pregnancy. Franks, referring...Show More Summary
"Legitimate" rape is so 2012. Now we have "rare" rape, care of Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, who proved today that the trend of old GOP bigots who think women can only get pregnant from consensual sex will never go out of style! Read more...
During a House judiciary hearing Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) echoed the fateful statements about "legitimate rape" by Republican senate nominee Todd Akin that effectively killed his campaign last year. Arguing in favor of his own bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, Franks reportedly said, "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."
Despite Republican strategists’ efforts to keep GOP politicians from making insensitive comments about rape victims, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) channeled former Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) infamous “legitimate rape” comment during a committee hearing on Wednesday. Defending his proposal to ban all abortions after 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape and incest, Franks claimed, “The [...]
The Missouri goober who last year was leading a senate race against the incumbent until he decided to mouth off about his personal concept of "legitimate rape" has been immortalized by a pinball machine. In France. And in keeping with Todd Akin's dumbfuck worldview, it's ball out, every time. Read more...