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An open letter to Representative Akin

2012-08-21 21:14:34.760022+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

An Open Letter to Rep. Akin From a Woman Who Got Pregnant From Rape. As the people forwarding this around have said, it does not go where you think it's going to go, and it's worth a read.

I'd also like to expand a little on that link I posted suggesting that Democrats had helped the extreme candidates in that Republican primary. Among the more radical circles I occupy, there's lots of screaming "campaign finance reform", "it's not the voters", and so forth.

I just want to go on the record right now as saying: It's the voters. That doesn't mean we need to disenfranchise them, that means we need to educate them. But we need to educate all of them, because as long as there are politicians who are getting away with using phrases "legitimate rape" there are people getting away with rape, and we have to start by raising those standards.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-22 02:47:55.979509+00 by: TheSHAD0W

"How to tell if your rape is legitimate."