I haven't had anything to say about Todd Akin and his statement about rape, for two reasons. First, it's because what he did was only to express, if more candidly than usual, exactly what the typical teabaggR believes about rape and abortion. So it wasn't really new. And the medical theory he cited came from a Romney guy, which sort of tells you where they really stand, no matter how shocked they pretend to be by Akin's letting it slip.
You see, what I said was, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” But what I meant to say was, “I am a worthless, moronic sack of shit and an utterly irredeemable human being who needs to shut up and go away forever.”
It is clear to me now that I did not choose my words with care and did not get across the point I was trying to convey. In hindsight, I guess instead of using the words “legitimate rape,” I should have used the words “I am an unforgivable, unrepentant, and unconscionable subhuman dickhead.” Or better yet, “I am an evil, fucked-up man who should never have been elected to the United States Congress, and anyone who would vote for me is probably a pretty big fucking dumbshit, too.” See how much more sense that makes? It’s amazing how a few key word changes can totally alter the meaning of a statement.
Public service: Since some might remained confused about what constitutes legitimate rape, this should help.