By now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Republican Senatorial candidate Todd Akin, who according to polls is going to be the next Senator from Missouri (or perhaps we should spell it the way Arkansans pronounce it — “Misery”). That is, Women don’t get pregnant from real rape. Apparently he believes that if it’s really rape, women’s bodies produce some sort of hormone that keeps the little wiggly sperm from implanting the ovum. So every time a woman gets pregnant as a result of rape, it’s because she wanted to be raped, it wasn’t real rape.
I won’t go into the science that debunks that ridiculous claim, or the moral vacuum that exists in the soul of a man who wants to force women at gunpoint to bear their rapist’s child, because you’re already aware of all that. I’ll just point out that he is yet another one of those busybodies who believes that women are too dumb, too stupid, to make their own decisions, to make their own choices. He apparently believes women are delicate flowers, dumb and air-headed, too stupid to entrust with making important decisions for themselves such as whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy, and thus big man Akin must make decisions for women. ‘Cause you know, them women, they’re just dumb and stupid and can’t make decisions for themselves, yo.
In a free country, women can make their own decisions about their pregnancy. But Akin doesn’t want a free country. He wants a nation where men can impose their will at gunpoint onto women. Todd Akin hates freedom, and his bullshit about “real rape” is just bullshit to cover up the fact that Todd Akin hates freedom and loves tyranny — at least, when he is the tyrant, and women are the victims of his tyranny.
– Badtux the Freedom-loving Penguin