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Legitimate Rape

31 Aug

The female body just shuts that whole thing down in the case of legitimate rape. That is, according to Missouri Congressman Todd Akin.

 What exactly is “legitimate” rape?  Silly me I guess, because I was always under the assumption that rape was rape. If a woman is wearing revealing clothing was she inviting her rapist so it’s not really rape? Do some women secretly want to be forced to have sex against their will so that makes it illegitimate? Are women required to never say no to their husbands, so marital rape is illegitimate? I guess I have been living in ignorance; Mr. Akin, can you please teach me which forms of rape are illegitimate?

 Next, thank you so much Mr. Akin for teaching me about my body. I don’t know how my mother, teachers, nurses and doctors failed to teach me this one, but I’m so happy that now I know that my body will just shut the whole thing down if I’m legitimately raped. 



Todd Akin is a man with the power to make decisions about a woman’s body. If people like Todd Akin continue to gain political and decision-making power then I fear that women will see their rights be stripped from them little by little. We can’t let this happen.