Akin and “legitimate rape”: You can beat a fool half to death but you can’t beat the foolishness out of him

Filed in Current affairs, Justice, US presidential elections by on August 22, 2012 0 Comments

If there is a conservative who is not sleeping right now, it is Todd Akin of Missouri. His “legitimate rape” remark ignited a firestorm. His comment was clearly a belief, not a mistatement.

How in the world are the basic rights of women decided by men? What is the difference between the Mollah of Iran and the US consevatives? I give Todd Akin credit for exposing their believes about women. It is a wake up call for those of us who believed that these debates about rape and abortion were from the 1800s. How can anyone in America, “the greatest country in the world, ” believe this?

Ignorance cannot kill someone but it can make someone suffer. There are millions of Todd Akins and Paul Ryans in America. No matter how hard the media will beat them about this gaffe, their beliefs will not change. As the Igbo of Nigeria say, “You can beat a fool half to death but you can’t beat the foolishness out of him.”

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