• pamelack

    Sorry, this is really a stretch. I knew it would be a matter of seconds before Democrats would be trying to connect this nutjob Akin with Romney. Romney does not share this guys views….in fact it’s safe to say that 99.99 percent of republicans don’t believe in Legitimate rape!

    This really sickens me. 

  • epw

    OK but Voodoo is a real, living religion and the reason it acquired the “patently false and ridiculous” definition is because of racist colonialists who thought other people’s religions were primitive and scary compared to the “obviously superior” Christianity. I guess it’s one thing if you think all religions are equally ridiculous, but the West has such a bad track record with Voodoo and the people who practice it and even now most of what Americans “know” about Voodoo is false so I’m not convinced you can use it that way without invoking that racist history.

  • colleen

    ….in fact it’s safe to say that 99.99 percent of republicans don’t believe in Legitimate rape!


    In January of 2011 Paul Ryan, Todd Akin and 255 other Republicans co-sponsored a bill that redefined rape and tried to limit abortion coverage to cases of forcible rape. If 99.9% of Republicans don’t believe in legitimate rape than why have they been electing people who disagree with them so consistently and loudly. Stop lying.

  • crowepps

    The phrase “legitimate rape” was a misstatement and most people have never heard of it.

    What 99.99 percent of Republicans believe is that there are rare cases of real “forcible rape”, which involves bruises, broken bones or missing teeth, and which doesn’t result in pregnancy because of “psychic trauma”,  and then there are tons and tons of false rape accusations made by promiscuous sluts who are willing to ruin innocent men’s lives in order to selfishly get abortions.  The stink of misogyny is overwhelming.

  • ack

    There seems to be a media black hole on this issue. The SAME people who are calling for him to step down supported the sentiment he espoused; that there’s “real” rape, which means they think there’s a huge number of women who were “not REALLY raped” but just THOUGHT they were.


    This is about political strategy. They need the seat, so they’re scapegoating his remarks as a reason to push him to the side. If he steps down, the Republican Party in Missouri gets to choose his replacement.


    That’s right. The party gets to choose ANYONE. That person didn’t even have to run in the primary.

  • ack

    I totally agree with you. Personally, I think religions based on a god or gods are equally ridiculous, but as a result, I also have a problem with branding one as more ridiculous than another. (I also really don’t care what anyone else believes, as long as they’re not legislating their religious beliefs or trying to convert me.) I think you make a good point about colonization and marginalization perpetrated by white Europeans, and I’m sure you’d agree it goes far beyond voodoo. I’ve been reading Jodi’s pieces for a very long time, and I’m sure that wasn’t her intent. But pointing out how ingrained racism and colonialism is in our society is an act I’ll always support. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-thought language because someone informed me of a history I wasn’t considering, or I looked something up and thought, “Huh. I really shouldn’t say that. It doesn’t align with my values.”


    This is completely off the OP topic, but I’ve always found the conflict between Mormons and mainstream Christians interesting. Both books make similar claims about prophets, pilgrimage, and finding the Word of God on tablets, but mainstream Christians snicker, essentially because Mormonism isn’t 2000 years old.

  • msobelmarcsobelcom

    “Hmmm… is there some secret right-wing male secretion that foils clear thinking and honesty?” 

    Seems to be related to Sperm, which as we know is helpless against a virtuous uterus. 

    From an evolutionary point of view, this would make sluttishness a advantageous adaptation.

    Luckily, we know that it didn’t evolve but was intelligently designed. 

    Ergo. God Loves Sluts.

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