Lauren Cohan will play a sports reporter in a March episode of the long-running Dick Wolf procedural. read more
Todd Akin, of "legitimate rape," fame was farthest to the right, while 14 Democrats tied as the most left-wing members of the legislature.
Usually when we hear about the GOP saying something incredibly stupid about women’s bodies, it is coming from the mouth of a man. Whether it’s that females can shut down hella unwanted sperm from legitimate rape or that pregnancies resulting from … More » Just FYI, Rep. Show More Summary
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) voted most conservative member of the House in 2012 according to National Journal. No Republican politician should ever, ever, ever... did I say ever, use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same sentence, paragraph, hell... in the same written piece or speech. Are you reading this Mr. Akin? We need a new farm team in the Republican party.
The GOP isn’t known for being the party of science—far from it, in fact—so when one of its own reaches a new low in scientific stupidity, it’s worth noting. (See: Todd Akin’s legitimate rape comment.) The latest example comes to us courtesy of Alabama state Rep. Show More Summary
As anti-choice politicians seek to narrow the definition of sexual assault to “forcible rape” or “legitimate rape,” lawmakers in New York State are taking the opposite approach — and actually may be prepared to advance a bill that would expand the definition of rape to encompass additional acts of sexual violence. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D) [...]
Here’s the super gay Super Bowl commercial you didn’t see! Bria and Chrissy, the adorable singing duo and real-life girlfriends behind instant classics including “Dear Chick-fil-A” and the “Legitimate Rape” song have put together a commercial...Show More Summary
Comments about "legitimate" rapes and pregnancies that "God intended" got several GOP politicians in trouble last year, and cost the party at least two seats in the Senate. But now one of the country's most extreme anti-abortion groups is encouraging Republican politicians to keep talking about rape. Show More Summary
Here’s some more backward thinking from the political party that introduced terms such as “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape,” “easy rape” and “enjoyable rape” into the national lexicon. Legislation introduced in New Mexico recently by...Show More Summary
After gritting my teeth this morning as I read Rep. Gingrey’s comments on what infertility has in common with “legitimate rape,” I then opened the Stir a few minutes ago to see that a study has found a possible explanation for why miscarriages occur. According to that post, In a study, laboratory tests showed that [...]
Do you know what I love? When my medical condition is dragged into a Representative’s explanation of rape. Because nothing does more to help mainstream America understand my often misunderstood medical condition than to have it used to explain how stress shuts down a body and doesn’t allow babies to be made. So thanks, Rep. [...]
Oh, snap! Among the “suggested” agenda items complied by the DCCC: breakfast paid for by lobbyists, “Science 101,” a workshop on “How to stop talking about ‘legitimate rape’ and insulting women,” a math course on “counting to 218 votes” — and, of course, trust falls. And wait ’til you see the recommendation on dealing with [...]
Like a painful canker sore that never seems to go away, thoughtless political dialogue continues to fester and foil rational discourse of important issues of the day. For Republicans, a prime example is the perfunctory use of the idiotic term "legitimate rape."
Liberals weren't the only ones who were horrified last week when Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin's stance on legitimate rape; GOP strategists were, too. More astute Republicans are sick of watching their peers dig their own rapey holes by publicly expressing their misinformed and misogynistic stances on reproductive health. Show More Summary
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) generated a new round of trouble for himself and his party last week, arguing that Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" remarks were "partly right." Gingrey, a physician-turned-politician, proceeded to make an argument about adrenaline and ovulation, …
Last year, Republicans likely lost two U.S. Senate seats because their candidates claimed “legitimate rape” is a form of contraception and that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God.” Last week, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) again demonstrated the GOP’s frequent willingness to belittle rape by claiming that former Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) legitimate [...]
Last week, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, Republican from Marietta, announced that a former colleague who suggested that “legitimate” rape victims rarely become pregnant had been “partially right”. Here are Gingrey’s remarks to a Chamber of...Show More Summary
Four months ago, when then-Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, claimed that abortion in cases of rape was unnecessary because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” the GOP renounced him. Show More Summary
Join Young Democrats of Georgia and Georgia AFL-CIO tomorrow as they protest Representative Phil Gingrey’s deplorable statement defending Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment, and continue to press for his resignation. If you have not yet done so, please sign the YDG petition at this link. The protest will take place tomorrow, Monday January [...]