Topic: Todd Akin

Video: Barack Obama, Tina Fey, And This Handy Chart Clarify What ‘Rape’ Is

Video: Barack Obama, Tina Fey, And This Handy Chart Clarify What 'Rape' Is

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about various asinine statements made by various asinine Republicans on the topic of rape, most recently the Romney-endorsed Senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock‘s assertion that rape pregnancies are a gift from God. Thankfully, we’ve got Tina Fey, Barack Obama, and some helpful chart-makers to set the record straight. More »

Gallery: How To Tell If You’ve Been Legitimately Raped

Gallery: How To Tell If You've Been Legitimately Raped

What with all the controversy over “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape” and “rape-rape” as of late, it’s easy to get confused about whether or not you’ve been actually been raped in any real, water-carrying type of way. Thankfully, there are lots of old, rich white dudes who are willing to give you guidance on the subject. Since I know your feeble lady-brain is too dim to look things up on the Internet, I’ve compiled a a convenient guide to legitimate rape for all of your rape-evaluating needs. It’s drawn from court cases, cultural artifacts, and pearls of wisdom that have tumbled from Todd Akin and other conservatives’ mouths. You’re welcome! More »

Not To Be Outdone By Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee Has Some Dumb Thoughts On Rape, Too

Not To Be Outdone By Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee Has Some Dumb Thoughts On Rape, Too

We’re sure that throughout all of this you were thinking to yourself, “What of Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee? Perhaps he has something roughly–if not equally–crazy to say about this complex issue!” And Huckabee delivered, obviously, by riding in on his giant bass guitar made of stone and carved in God’s Word, pointing out that babies resulting from rape can grow up to be people. More »