When Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) told a Missouri TV station that rape can't lead to pregnancy because "if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," he wasn't just jeopardizing his chances of beating Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in a race to represent the Show-Me State in the U.S. Senate. He was, notes Nick Gillespie, joining a long and seemingly never-ending procession of idiots who talk about rape in ways that are repulsive. Here are three of the most bone-headed comments about rape in recent memory.
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