Dear Gloria Steinem:
August 21, 2012 § 40 Comments
Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Missouri senator, is in hot water.
If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s the deal: In response to a question on the abortion issue, he said some politically stupid things. But was he wrong? No, he was not.
The hubbub rests on two comments by Akin. One included the term legitimate rape. There is no such thing as illegitimate rape, the left-wingers are screaming. It’s always legit, if a woman says so.
Actually, illegitimate rape, fake rape, is a weapon that women have used against men for centuries. Ask a cop or almost anyone in the law-enforcement field.
Akin’s second booboo was stating that pregnancy from rape is rare because women have an inner physical protection when raped. Doctors have told him that, says Akin.
I have no idea, nor does anyone else, if this is true. I do believe strongly in mind-body connections, and it could be true, but don’t hold me to that. But it’s possible.
While we’re on this topic, let’s look at another radical feminist law: Women are never, ever at fault even a little bit when raped. Never. No way, José.
This is malarkey.
Let me give you just one example. A coed goes to a frat party and chugs half a liter of José Cuervo. She is steered, lurching, into a back bedroom for a private party with one or more of the frat guys while she’s unconscious.
Legally, is this rape? Quite probably. Was she partially to blame? You betcha.
Plenty of other examples are available to demonstrate that women can be partially to blame for their own rapes, but I’ll stop at this one.
Akin is facing lots of guff from the left-wing media and hysterical feminists, but I hope he hangs in there. We need as many Republicans in the Senate as possible, even those who don’t know when to keep their mouths shut.
Perhaps a class in Politically Correct Speech at the University of Missouri would serve him well, or any course at the Women’s Studies Department.