Which Part Of Your Body Can Judge A Good WIne?

How could I not do a cartoon about Representative Todd Akin’s statement about rape? He is running for Senate in Missouri and is backed by the Tea Party. In an interview, he said: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

What? Excuse me, but did I hear him right?  “Legitimate rape”–what is illegitimate rape? And, I have lived on this earth for over a century, have two kids and had no idea my uterus is so talented. Wow.

More on this incredibly crazy story in my column on Forbes.com  I would be grateful is you share and comment!


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men, http://www.narrativemagazine.com/store/book/women-men
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4 Responses to Which Part Of Your Body Can Judge A Good WIne?


    I love it! This guy will use the logic that if a woman gets pregnant, it was an illegitimate rape, which means she wanted sex and it’s all her doing. He’s a creep and we all know it. Betcha he has secrets in his closet too.

    Best regards, Lizanne Donnelly Sent from my iPhone

  2. Nikki Stern says:

    Good to know we can “train” the uterus to know the difference between welcome and unwelcome assaults, with or without wine *irony fully intended*

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