Texas Rep Says Abortion Is Evil Because Fetuses Masturbate in the Womb

Republican Congressman Michael Burgess thinks we should ban abortion after 20 weeks because precocious male fetuses are already expertly jacking off by 15 weeks and are thus capable of feeling both "pleasure" and pain. » 6/18/13 10:23am 6/18/13 10:23am

Conservatives Say Ashley Judd Is the Next Todd Akin

Many liberals think Ashley Judd shouldn't challenge Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in 2014 because there's no way she'll win. But it's pretty entertaining to watch Republicans try and come up with creative ways to run her out of the state before she's even in the running. » 2/26/13 12:05pm 2/26/13 12:05pm

Indonesian Supreme Court Candidate Says Women Enjoy Rape

In a world divided by conflict and difference, it's beautiful to see that people from different cultures, and countries across the world can share something in common: really fucked up ideas about rape. » 1/16/13 12:10pm 1/16/13 12:10pm

Republicans to Formally Train Themselves to Shut Up About Rape

Liberals weren't the only ones who were horrified last week when Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin's stance on legitimate rape; GOP strategists were, too. More astute Republicans are sick of watching their peers dig their own rapey holes by publicly expressing their misinformed and misogynistic stances on… » 1/14/13 3:20pm 1/14/13 3:20pm

Thanks to Team Rape, Most Americans Consider Themselves Pro-Choice…

Just six months ago, a Gallup poll found that the number of people who call themselves "pro-choice" was only 41%, a record low. Many conservatives gleefully championed the study as evidence that scores of youngins were becoming radically invested in the anti-abortion movement, while others thought the poll was more… » 11/16/12 12:45pm 11/16/12 12:45pm

Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your…

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill to a Dog in an Apparent Effort to…

Can't-stop-won't-stop Senate candidate Todd Akin said something awful about his opponent in the Missouri Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, at a fundraising event in Springfield, MO. Now into the wee hours of what is looking more like an endurance dance marathon and less like a Senate bid, Akin told a… » 10/21/12 1:30pm 10/21/12 1:30pm

Two Dumbasses Who Legit Deserve Each Other: Michelle Duggar to Stump…

Scarier than any horror film, it appears that Michelle Duggar, birther of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, has thrown her official endorsement (what?) for Missouri state Senate behind liver-spotted infant Todd Akin. She previously hit the trail in support of the world's foremost virgin father, Rick Santorum, so it makes… » 10/15/12 11:55pm 10/15/12 11:55pm

Todd Akin Concerned That Somehow Non-Pregnant Women Are Getting…

Women's health expert and Senate candidate Todd Akin has said some pretty impressive dumb shit this election season. But did you know that the Missouri Congressman has been saying stupid crap about women for years now? In 2008, he gave a speech about how dastardly abortion doctors were performing abortions on "women who … » 10/03/12 1:05pm 10/03/12 1:05pm

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Wishes Claire McCaskill Were More Ladylike

Femininity expert and giant elderly fetus Todd Akin is moving his mouth parts and making awful sounds again. This time, rather than sharing his opinions about Rape Science, he's got an opinion about his opponent Senator Claire McCaskill, who he has determined is poised to lose the election because she is less "ladylike"… » 9/27/12 7:15pm 9/27/12 7:15pm

Today's the Last Day Todd Akin Can Legitimately Drop Out of the Senate…

How much do you want to bet that Claire McCaskill is crossing all of her crossable phalanges right now? Her Missouri Senate opponent is Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, and Akin has until the end of the day to legally remove his name from the November ballot. If he doesn't, the best hope the Republican party has to retake… » 9/25/12 2:30pm 9/25/12 2:30pm

Pulled 'Women for Akin' Ad Somehow Manages to Make Todd Akin Seem Even…

Not since a barrage of sexual misconduct accusations prompted the creation of Women for Herman Cain has a candidate's woman-centric outreach been more ill-advised. But, here we are, on Day 1 of Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin's WOMEN FOR AKIN initiative, which positions Akin as a nice guy who is friends with plenty of… » 9/18/12 4:10pm 9/18/12 4:10pm