Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey (R) landed in hot water earlier this year after he defended former Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) scientifically inaccurate claim that women can’t become pregnant from “legitimate rape.” Gingrey — a medical professional who is actually a co-chair of the GOP Doctor Caucus — said he thought Akin was “partially right” when [...]
The 2012 election did produce a lot of Republican candidates who were frightening to women, from Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin (R-MO), to Richard "God-Intended Rape Babies" Mourdock (R-IN), and even to Rep. Paul "Forcible Rape, Not The Other Kind" Ryan. Show More Summary
Todd Akin got rapped for saying "legitimate rape," thus seemingly restricting the definition. Is anyone going to fault Ashley Judd for constantly enlarging the definition of the term to include coal-mining, commenting on someone's Puffy Face, or owning an iPad?...
Violet_Baudelaire proves that a good legitimate (g)rape(fruit) joke never gets old: More »
Quick background here: essentially, Colorado Democrats have decided to respond to recent criminal mass murders by legislating bans on high-capacity magazines, banning concealed carry, taxing legitimate gun purchases, and requiring background checks before private transferal of firearms. Show More Summary
Whether or not film star and progressive activist Ashley Judd decides to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his seat in 2014, conservatives seem to be gearing up for a fight. On Tuesday morning, right-wing website The Daily Caller compared Judd’s unabashed feminism and environmentalism to failed Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), whose campaign [...]
"Law & Order: SVU" is tackling the "legitimate rape" controversy with the help of "The Walking Dead" and "Homeland" actors. According to The Hollywood Reporter,...
David Marciano will play the cameraman charged with rape opposite "The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan. read more
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. [...]