Why is it in the case of rape, the conversation in the media is rarely about the horrible act committed against a woman, it takes back seat to what she chooses to do about it. I will never ever know what its like to be a female rape victim, because I am a male, as are most of the idiots that claim to know what is best for the rape victim. Take Tea party member and Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin for example, not only does he know whats best, he knows things about female anatomy that my wife does not even know! In a recent interview, he claimed “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” What does that mean? Is it magic? It cant be God, because not all rape victims are Christians, How does the female body distinguish between legitimate rape and non-legitimate rape? What the hell is non-legitimate rape anyway?oh, he misspoke. Classic.
My point is, we hear more about what an unforgivable sin it is to have an abortion, even in rape related pregnancies, than we hear about this awful crime called rape or incest.
The Akin thing just set me off I guess, I hate to target the GOP, but thats where this message always comes from. Why are women 2nd class citizens? Why is brutal rape not worth mentioning? Why do politicians know what is best for women medically? Why should my wife or daughter seek legislated medical advice from Washington, rather than go to their OBGYN?
I think of myself as pro life, but I dont want my opinions to dictate life altering decisions for people that are not me. Shame on you Todd Akin, for thinking you know whats best in a situation you could NEVER be in, you could never know whats its like, how it feels, what it does to you emotionally and physically, you are a man, act like one and chastise the rapist instead of the victim.