Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Todd Akin, Feminist

I couldn't avoid hearing about this because it was all over my Facebook feed.  This is what Congressman Todd Akin said about pregnancy resulting from rape:
“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
And then a shitstorm of anger rained down on his head from both men and women.  I don't know much about Todd Akin, and why would I?  He is a representative in congress from Missouri. But what I can tell is that the people have him all wrong.  He is probably the most pro-woman representative in congress, and maybe the world.  I AM a woman and am almost through with my child-bearing years and I didn't even know that I could "shut the whole thing down" if I wanted.  I am embarrassed to say that I've wasted a lot of money, time and worry on stupid, stupid birth control.  So I looked into Todd Akin and he is a super feminist, a true believer in the abilities of women.  If only women believed in women like Todd Akin believes in women.

Other things Todd Akin thinks ordinary women could do if they had any confidence in their own abilities and really tried for once:

- make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes instead of just 77.

- bring home 60% more bacon

- fry up 100% of all bacon brought home

- wear higher heels

- math

- slide an entire banana down her throat while making bedroom eyes

- fly

- give birth to a litter of adorable puppies

- 80% more dishes

- lose ten pounds

- produce enough breast milk to feed the world

- poop inexpensive and non-polluting fossil fuels

- a pull-up

- parallel park

- win the heart of The Bachelor


What Todd Akin apparently doesn't think women can do:

- vote





5 comments:

  1. 80% more dishes? Not in my house.

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  2. This poor guy - seriously who are his people? Who is his wife??

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  3. Nice! I really don't have appropriate words to describe the guy...but you did a great job, Sarah!

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