The Ladybits Threatdown

So recently women’s health have been the subject of a number of different news stories. Between Rep. Todd Akin’s bold ‘legitimate rape’ statements, the recent findings indicating that older women are not solely to blame for children born with autism, and a much talked-about ‘war on women’ in politics, I felt it only topical and appropriate for a topical ‘threatdown‘ a la Colbert Report.

Courtesy of The Colbert Report and the great people over at Wikiality.

‘Legitimate Rape’

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Common Sense: Shit Not To Do

We interrupt our scheduled program of Viral Monday and Uncommon Verbiage to do a much-needed Public Service Announcement on proper common sense and the internet.

You may have heard recently about a less-than-brilliant quote made by the one and only conservative dingbat Todd Akin, who stated, “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Now as if that weren’t insult enough, he went on to say, “But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

That moment of ‘oh shit’ when you realize you’ve made a terrible mistake: He’s having it. Image courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor

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