Meet the man running for U.S. Senate from Missouri against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D). You’ve heard he’s very far right. You’ve heard he’s backed by the tea party. But have you heard that Rep. Todd Akin is nuts? You have now.
Akin’s bizarre theory that the female body has a way of guarding against pregnancy in cases of “legitimate” rape is just wacko. What way might that be, Todd? Does it secrete natural spermicides? Does the uterus jump out of the way of the incoming sperm? Does the female brain send a signal to the uterine wall to sneeze? Break it down for us.
In fact, about 5 percent of rapes of women of childbearing age and ability in the United States annually leave the victim pregnant. Notice I just said, “rape,” not “forcible rape,” or “legitimate rape,” or as Akin might put it, “real rape.”
Why are some men trying to pass laws about what women can and can’t do when they have no more understanding of women than a 12-year-old?
h/t to TPM