Last week, it seemed nobody could get enough of the Todd Akin story. People everywhere were outraged! Even the Raging Grannies were so pissed they created a Legitimate Rape song and video.
While Todd Akin has been busy getting all of the heat for his "legitimate rape" comments, Mitt Romney has been trying to butter up female voters by saying he's cool with abortion in cases of rape and incest - even though he still believes Roe vs Wade should be overturned. Oh Romney, you do know how to win us over. *purrs*
Curiously, however, as our Twitter follower @Drellipops has pointed out, no one really seems to be getting angry at Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, for his views on rape.
You see, Mr Ryan believes that rape is a method of conception. True story!
For some reason, people aren't getting all pissed off about this, and his comments have had very little media coverage.
Perhaps the media has Rape Discussion Fatigue. Or maybe the mainstream media just isn't as willing to tear into a Vice Presidential Candidate as they are Todd Akin. Oh, except for Sarah Palin. Hmmm.
Like the rest of you, I am so, so tired of this. I'm tired of waking up every morning to another stupid quote from some stupid white guy who doesn't understand the female body, won't even say the word "vagina", but is somehow allowed to make laws about it.
During all of this "legitimate rape" hoo-ha, Nerve.com created a fantastic infographic called "The Republican Guide to the Female Anatomy". It's both hilarious and horrifying, but mostly horrifying.
What's even worse, is that it's not like we can go, "Oh, all of those comments are really old!" The oldest comment is from 1988. Not 1902, like you might expect.
How can anyone possibly support a candidate or a party that thinks this way about HALF OF THE POPULATION? Please explain to me why you'd be OK voting for someone who thinks that women's bodies should be regulated by the government.
No, really. I'd love to hear your reasons...
Image via Gage Skidmore's Flickr