Todd Akin Is the Worst

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture.]

Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, recently debated his opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Clare McCaskill. Afterwards, Akin had this to say:
I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent. She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006], but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened.
1. Why is this guy still talking? Someone give him a one-way ticket back to whatever wormhole from the 12th century he crawled out of.

2. Everything that anyone with a modicum of decency who's seen this quote would say about his retrofuck definitions of the behavior befitting "a lady."

3. Leaving aside whether McCaskill actually "felt threatened" (unlikely) or was unreasonably "aggressive at the debate" (no), there aren't enough rage-snorts in the world for this guy, a dude who believes there's such a distinction as a "legitimate rape," complaining about a woman responding "aggressively" when she "feels threatened."

I guess Akin would have preferred McCaskill to lie back and think of England, like a proper lady.

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