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In What World?

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime
Amanda Magee

Somehow, I can't imagine a world where we'd say, "You invited that robbery," or "You encouraged that break in." Yet, the fallback in cases of sexual assault seems to be that a woman's behavior is what sparked the episode. Episode, because most times it isn't even considered a crime.

Missouri US Senate Race Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill -- Nonpartisan Issue Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Todd Akin/Claire McCaskill U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

What Animal Are the Women You Know Most Like?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Republican state representative Todd Akin used a dog comparison to describe his opponent Claire McCaskill. Akin just can't seem to decide w...

Dear Mr. Mourdock, You Do Not Speak for God

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

It is difficult to believe, but another GOP Extremist for the U.S. Senate is attacking the rights, privacy and dignity of women. But perhaps we should not be surprised at all.

Akin Adviser Doubles Down On Dog-Related McCaskill Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Apparently undeterred by controversy over Missouri GOP congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin's decision to compare his opponent to a dog, an advise...

When Politicians Talk Theological Nonsense

Kelly James Clark | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

If Augustine is to right, it is Paul Broun's babbling incompetence not evolution that is liable to convince us that we don't need a Savior.

Michael McAuliff

Why Todd Akin May Still Win, Even After 'Legitimate Rape' Fuss | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the furor over Republican Rep. Todd Akin's assertions about "legitimate rape" and his subsequent denunciation by many Republican...

McCaskill: Akin 'Makes Michele Bachmann Look Like A Hippie'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday morning, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) painted her opponent Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) as a member of the ext...

All About the Justices: Why Republicans Are Falling in Line for Akin

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As President Bill Clinton famously said, "Democrats want to fall in love; Republicans want to fall in line." Today, for their values, their Justices and their post-Romney ambitions, Republicans are falling in line for Todd Akin.

Michael McAuliff

Todd Akin Stays, Dems Release Trove Of Akin 'Crazy' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats greeted Tuesday's announcement that controversial Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin is refusing to bow out of the Mis...

Todd Akin's Huge Website Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

When it comes to women, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) just can't seem to get it right. On Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Missouri ...

Akin and the Medieval Worldview of the Right

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Debold

Todd Akin's views are positively medieval. I mean this literally. Medieval means prerational. And the problem is that rationality, the capacity to exercise reason, happens to be foundational to our form of democracy.

Conservative Women Sympathize With Akin Comments

The Washington Post | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

FENTON, MO. -- A thousand miles from the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the approaching winds of Tropical Storm Isaac, Sharon Barnes and ...

Actually, I Think Men Should Have an Opinion About My Uterus

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Carla Naumburg

Apparently if you have a vagina, you get to express an opinion and if you don't, you should shut up. I couldn't disagree more.

Let's Make Fun of Akin -- Not Rape

Karen Bergreen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Karen Bergreen

Tosh's joking about rape in a comedy club in the face of what might have an annoying heckler doesn't reach the ignorance of the elected government official, but even Tosh shines a light on the tone deafness on the part of some men on the subject of rape.

I Want a Platform Fight

Michael Smerconish | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

The government shouldn't tell a woman who has been raped that she can't carry her pregnancy to term. And it shouldn't tell her that she must.

Don't Worry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Akin Meets With Conservatives To Assess Candidacy

CNN | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Facing pressure from Republican heavyweights in Washington to abandon his Missouri Senate bid, Rep. Todd Akin is huddling with top conservative activi...

Christian NonProfit Defends Akin, Accuses GOP Of 'Political Gang Rape'

Posted 08.24.2012 | Religion

A Christian nonprofit has come out in defense of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), whose comments on "legitimate rape" ignited a firestorm around the nation. ...

2012 Electoral Math -- Pre-Convention Baseline

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.

Kirk Cameron Defends Todd Akin

Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment

Kirk Cameron is not one for subtlety. So as the fires of Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" flared, Cameron decided to step up and defend the disgraced Mis...

Loose Lips Sink Ships & Hopefully Akin's Is Sunk

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 10.22.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Part of what horrifies me about Mr. Akin's remarks is that our culture has come so far when it comes to talking about rape and helping victims of rape, and all this did was set us backwards.