First, he begs for Forgiveness….
It makes me so mad that he is saying that his issue is “the words” but not his “heart.” Yes, the issue is about words. When politicians, when men use words like this to discuss rape, they put it on women. In our culture we tell women to not get raped, instead of telling men not to rape.
When women are forced to jump through hoops and relive their traumas to prove they were raped, they are being forced and traumatized again. Abortion is legal and it’s staying that way. Maybe we should focus on educating men that sexuality is about choice, agency, and mutual desire. Men should be taught respect and self-control. Women should be allowed to be sexual and men should be better than raping. Let’s expect more of the men in our culture.
Let’s stigmatize raping, not being raped. Victims are victims and they should not be ashamed. Rapers are evil and they should never be excused. All rapes are real and legitimate.
For Todd Akin to use these words makes me so angry. For him to go on and “explain” that women who are raped cannot get pregnant… What the hell? Who is this guy? How can someone be that stupid? Sorry, but pretty much anytime sperm goes into a lady’s vaginal crevasses she has a chance of getting pregnant. That’s kind of how it works. Ugh.
Todd Akin is one of many politicians making shit up about women’s rights and bodies. I’m sick and tired of men pretending like they understand rape and abortion. Actually, a whole heck of a lot of men understand a lot about women – some even understand that there are things they can’t understand. Many Republican politicians seem to be confused about vaginas, babies, rape, abortion, pregnancy, periods, and other such issues. I would love to throw some tampons (new, don’t worry) at all the Republican senators… That would be amazing.
Leave our vaginas alone. Unless you are invited, stay away. Stay away.
Then, some really amazing grannies take him down. I love when old ladies swear…
This girl also wrote an amazing song about it…