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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

Dobermite Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:02 AM
The point is, its not as impossible as it seems that Akin can indeed be discussing a real medical supposition. Just because we haven't heard it before doesn't mean it has no basis. I mean how many of you heard the statistic I sighted above before today? I'm betting, not many. I know I was complete unaware of that until recently, and I'm fairly educated. That said, the above is the reason why Akin's remark doesn't seem correct. Even if there is some correlation between sexual arousal and pregnancy, then pregnancy is possible in approximately 20% of all rapes if those studies I sighted are correct. but we'll never know the truth because we are not allowed to have these conversations, a lesson we learned this week in no uncertain terms.
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:40 AM
Continued ...

Granted, his words were clumsy and perhaps even offensive, but make no mistake about it, his real offense was in drawing a distinction between forcible rape and other kinds. That has become unacceptable and everyone knows the rules. Thats the real reason why this guy was lynched and no because he worded it poorly or even because he is ignorant of biology. His real cardinal sin was in attempting to draw a distinction and violating the current orthodoxy.
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:36 AM
But of course here is where Akin and Miss Alexander might have a point.

How many of this 20% accounts for forcible rape, or what Akin eluded to as "legitimate rape", and what percentage accounts for the broadening definitions of rape like drunk sex etc.?

We don't know because we are not allowed to draw these distinctions, and that, I suppose, is what Akin was getting how, however clumsily he got there.

That said, while I understand why its uncomfortable to have this conversation, I'm uncomfortable right now and this is an anonymous setting, I find it far more troubling that one can be ostracized to the degree Akin has been for merely broaching the topic.
shubi_ Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:16 AM
Akin based his information on what medical doctors told him. The facts are, there are reasons for fewer pregnancies from violent rape. This information is withheld from the discussion by the repression of the baby murderers.

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or