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Now That He’s Running For Senate, Georgia Republican Finally Admits Rape Is Rape

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 [...]

Did Laura Bush Say She’s Glad There’s Room In GOP For Candidates Who Frighten Women?

last yearNews : Mediaite

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

Just When You Didn't Think Ashley Judd Could Possibly Get Any Crazier, She Delights Us All Anew

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?...

Comment of the Day: Authentic Journalism

Violet_Baudelaire proves that a good legitimate (g)rape(fruit) joke never gets old: More »

Democratic Colorado senator Evie Hudak to rape survivor: “Statistics are not on your side.”

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

Conservative Blog Compares Ashley Judd’s Feminism To Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

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 [...]

'SVU' Tackles 'Legitimate Rape' With 'Homeland,' 'Walking Dead' Stars

"Law & Order: SVU" is tackling the "legitimate rape" controversy with the help of "The Walking Dead" and "Homeland" actors. According to The Hollywood Reporter,...

'Homeland' Actor Joins 'Law & Order: SVU's' 'Legitimate Rape' Episode

David Marciano will play the cameraman charged with rape opposite "The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan. read more

'Walking Dead' Actress to Guest Star in 'Law & Order: SVU's' 'Legitimate Rape' Episode (Exclusive)

Lauren Cohan will play a sports reporter in a March episode of the long-running Dick Wolf procedural. read more

Definitive Ratings: The House's Most Conservative and Liberal Members

Todd Akin, of "legitimate rape," fame was farthest to the right, while 14 Democrats tied as the most left-wing members of the legislature.

Just FYI, Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin: Babies Are Not Organs

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

Todd Akin (R-MO) again?

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.

Lawmaker Pushing Anti-Abortion Bill Claims Babies Are Organs

last yearNews : Truthdig

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

New York Poised To Pass ‘Rape Is Rape’ Bill To Update Definition Of Sexual Assault

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) [...]

Watch: Singing Duo Bria and Chrissy's Super Gay 'Queer Beer' Super Bowl Commercial

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

Anti-Abortion Group to Lawmakers: Please, Let's Talk About Rape!

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

Bill Seeks to Criminalize Abortion After Rape

last yearNews : Truthdig

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

And Then the Day Changes… Miscarriages Explained?

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 [...]

How is Infertility Just Like Legitimate Rape?

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. [...]

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