Somebody get these guys in a Biology Class

Will someone please get these men a biology class?
First, Representative Todd Akin says that women who are victims of legitimate rape won’t conceive because the body shuts down and prevents conception. I am, because I am nice this way, refrain from the gut response of “ARE YOU FU**ING KIDDING ME?!” and the desire to throw something by saying that perhaps by ‘legitimate rape’ he meant RAPE rape (y’know, like Whooooopi Goldberg’s defense of Roman Polanski) and not someone suffering a case of ‘buyer’s remorse’ the day after a one night stand, so we’ll set that argument aside and look at th issue of the body shutting down and preventing conception. ARE YOU FU**ING KIDDING ME?! Way back in medieval times, it was believed that a woman couldn’t get pregnant unless she climaxed. (which is my ladylike way of saying ‘orgasm’ because that word makes me want to look behind me and see if Mom’s reading over my shoulder. I’m old fashioned that way.) The truth is, if a woman is inseminated and she’s ovulating, she can get pregnant, whether it’s forced on her or not. Look it up.
Then along comes Rep. King with his ” I’ve Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Statutory Rape Or Incest” when of course what he MEANT was he’d never actually personally met a woman (or girl) who got pregnant from statutory rape or incest. So why didn’t he say that, if that’s what he meant?
Are the Representatives from the Midwest so poorly read, so ignorant of the English Language that they are going out there and saying these inflammatory statements accidentally? Or are they trolls planted in the house by Democrats in a remarkable (and apparently pretty successful!) attempt to derail the Republican party?
I am an Independant. I choose candidates that best represent my views and opinions. I generally lean conservative in most things. I am also, however (and unfortunately, apparently to these men, it would seem) a woman who does not walk 2-1/2 steps behind my husband and has even been known to get into an argument once in a while with him, about philosophical and social issues. We don’t agree on everything. Or rather, I don’t agree with him on everything. Men like Reps. Aikin and King kind of make me want to hurl something. Their self righteous ignorance of simple biology (I am a Man, so what I say is TRUE, because I am a Christian Man) is bumfuzzling. It makes me very sad for the conservative movement in this country, because it has utterly opened it up for ridicule.
“Oh, you’re a Christian Conservative? phphphhttt…that whole rape thing? Very Old Testament. I bet you think a virgin who’s raped has to marry her rapist, too, right?”  Which is actually a misinterpretation of the text there in Deuteronomy, but non-Christians are fond of taking Biblical things out of context, and most Christians aren’t really aware of the whole thing…
Anyway, this whole thing about rape and pregnancy and abortions (due to pregnancy from rapes) and all that mess…is a fabulous way of diverting attention from the real problems we have going on with the economy.

And that’s why I am wondering if those guys aren’t trolls.

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11 Responses to Somebody get these guys in a Biology Class

  1. Attilathemom says:

    No kidding! How in the world did these dumbasses ever get elected?

    • rootietoot says:

      I think perhaps the voters said “Oh! He’s a Christian! I’ll vote for him!” without looking into it any further. I see these men and their kind as the Christian version of the Taliban, with their extreme and inaccurate interpretation of Scripture.

  2. One of the real problems going on in this country IS how people view rape and is how politicians try to regulate a womans body. So I don’t consider it a distraction from other problems. Those issues are just as legitimate.

    • rootietoot says:

      Yes, it is a legitimate problem. it is also a very emotional one, where the economy is not. People respond more quickly to an emotionally hot topic, so yes, I do see it as a diversion.

  3. Bella Rum says:

    No, they’re not trolls. Unfortunately, they mean what they say. Of course, both parties have their share of kooks. I think the more moderate republicans are feeling like their party has been hijacked. It will swing back in time, but not in time for the election. Still, it’s a very close race and anything could happen. And I love your use of “bumfuzzling.” I haven’t seen any political analysis that’s as concise and descriptive as that.

    • rootietoot says:

      I didn’t know that! similar, eh. I mean other than the whole…y’know…RAPE thing. These guys are completely forgetting that rape isn’t about sex, but about power. So no, it isn’t the same thing for the father AT ALL.

  4. I just read your link about Biblical punishment for rape. That’s quite possibly the most disturbing thing I’ve read in a long time. And now I see why these political morons believe what they do. Rape is not a horrible act of violence against the woman, it’s more like vandalism against a mans property.

    So the choices are- The father forces her to marry her rapist or the rapist pays the father money (because rape is just like damaging someones car or something and not ruining the girls whole life. sick sick sick. Did I mention sick? Because yeah. Sick. )

    and this?

    ” Because he did not, he is punished for this – he now must pay up (he can’t opt out any more) and marry her (which could be a
    major punishment in itself if this was a foolish, spur-of-the-moment act and she really wasn’t the right woman for him!).”

    What. The. Hell.


    Having to marry your victim is punishment FOR HIM?!?

    And yes, those foolish spur of the moment rapes….clearly not legitimate rape. Just an ooopsie! he might have to pay for.


  5. No. And here’s why:

    We know that owning people is immoral. It has always been immoral. It didn’t become immoral just because we figured it out. It was just as immoral 6,000 years ago as it is today.

    So, in the process of dictating the rules of punishment for rapists, God failed to point out ” yo, women as property is immoral, cut it the hell out” and then list off that the rape victim be paid or compensated. That’s a massive morality fail. On one of the arguably easiest moral questions ever.

    Is slavery moral?
    No. Not ever, under any circumstance.
    Is considering about human being property moral?
    No. Not ever, under any circumstance.

    So while the immorality of PEOPLE can be excused because of their ignorance, God? Not so much. Of everyone who should have been aware of the immorality of owning people, He should be number 1 on the list.

    And as to the link, this-
    ” (which could be a
    major punishment in itself if this was a foolish, spur-of-the-moment act and she really wasn’t the right woman for him!)”
    This was written by the owner of the website, and not some goat herder from 6,000 years ago. He or she should know better than to equate rape with a foolish spur of the moment act. That diminishes the act of rape and diminishes the harm it causes the victim.

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