Monday, 20 August 2012
William Todd Akin, the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district and current Republican Senate nominee, has made a bold claim. I've heard and read a myriad of doltish prattle coming from the direction of politicians, but I'm left scratching my head on this one. Representative Akin states, "It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancies from rape are] really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
I'd love to see a citation of his sources, otherwise I'm left to assume that he's being consulted by the voices in his oddly shaped head, which may or may not be a sign that he was dropped repeatedly as a child. My guess is that he was; on the right-wing of the hospital he was born in.
What frightens me as an American is that we have people actively campaigning and voting for morons such as Representative Akin. How does an individual make it to a position of authority where they can potentially influence legislation with their fatuous ideas? My lunch meat is better prepared to serve the general public than some of these elephant/donkey-riding clowns.
Well, it's no secret that neo-conservatism is sweeping across the south where abortion and gay rights issues are hotly debated. In fact, Rep. Akin's statement may garner him even more support from pro-lifers. Unfortunately, party politics are of more importance to many Americans than voting based on educated stances. This guy could run on a platform hell-bent on hanging homosexuals and banning interracial marriage, and still have a shot at joining the U.S. Senate. It's unreal.
Demoncrats and Republican'ts have both had their share of gaffes. However, I'm truly astounded that in 2012, a grown, presumably seasoned man, can hold such neolithic beliefs. Representative Akin has tried to backtrack from his statement, claiming that he misspoke. Todd Akin most certainly tried pandering to religious neo-conservatives.
The 65-year-old U.S. Representative is hoping to unseat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill this November.
It's clear to me that intelligence is not a prerequisite in this country when electing leaders, and the trend is sure to continue.
Have you ever encountered a person who holds scientifically-backwards views on pregnancies/sex? Did you get in an argument?
How can we better educate people without resorting to a shouting match leading nowhere?
Nunez Love Doctor
Certified with a PhD in Illegitimate Rape: What the Fuck Is It?