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The GOP Pussy Riot: Shit Just Got Real

Soooo . . . . the GOP, from ol' Mittens down to Karl Rove, are running for the hills and taking their money with them, trying to distance themselves from the ignorance that is Missouri GOP senate candidate Todd Akin.  Akin got on a local TV show and revealed his complete and utter ignorance about female physiology, telling us that. with a "legitimate rape," the female body can somehow shut down conception.  After getting woodshedded by his party superiors, he walked back his statement, apologizing for using the term "legitimate rape." The entire GOP is telling Akin to drop out no later than today so they can put another candidate in his place.

WTF?

What we have going on here is a GOP pussy riot.  It's not that they're ashamed of Akin's uninformed and antiquated views.  Heck, Paul Ryan and many GOPers have sponsored bills with Akin to eliminate abortion rights except for "legitimate rape," whatever that is. And there are many ignorant GOP members who share Akin's ignorant view on conception, as if an ovum can outrun sperm that comes from "legitimate rape."  Oh no, it's just that President Obama has a commanding lead among women and the GOP can't afford to fall further behind.  So they're using their former ally Akin as a whipping boy.  If they can literally get him off the stage, they can continue to distract us from what they would do with women's reproductive rights if they had all the power to do so and hide their ignorant views on rape.

I, for one, want Akin to stay in the race.  Let's go ahead and have that debate about abortion rights and what the GOP would really do if they were in control.  Mind you, I'm not all that hyped about abortion.  I don't support it as a choice in my life, although I'm way past the age of having to make that decision.   I'm for all the contraception a woman can get so she never has to make the choice to abort a child.  But I have a major problem with men deciding this issue for women.  Let's have a pussy riot for real.

Let's talk about rape and the fact that there is no such thing as "legitimate" rape.  "No" means "no," and rape is rape.

Let's talk about the inconsistency of opposing contraception that would make abortion not even be an option and opposing abortion, too.  About making women have children against their will, regardless of their religious beliefs.

Let's talk about basic conception -- that an ovum can't tell whether sperm comes from rape.

In fact, let's just go all out and talk about all the ways the GOP has put the rights of women in their cross hairs.

The GOP started this pussy riot; let's finish it.  Shit just got real.




Comments

Mary Assadi said…
Perfectly said. It is truly frightening that there are people who really think like this and they are in government and influencing other people using fear and religion. All I have to say is everyone needs to vote. If Romney is elected, I really need to start looking at real estate in Canada.

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