DEFEATED!

by allysonthefeminist

That’s what happens when you’re an ignorant, insensitive asshole!

We shut that whole thing down real well. :-)


A Referendum on “Legitimate Rape”: Akin, Mourdock Defeated
by Sara Jerving
The people of Missouri and Indiana were, in effect, given a referendum on “legitimate rape” on election day, and they soundly rejected the concept by defeating U.S. Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. The two legislators had stirred controversy over their verbal attempts to characterize the validity of a rape victim’s experience in order to push forward their anti-abortion agendas.
After sinister comments about women and their right to govern their own bodies, GOP Rep. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock both lost their election bids Tuesday. The extremists lost badly, while a historic number of women swept into the U.S. Senate, turning the tide on the “war on women.” The Obama campaign’s heavy focus on women’s issues for the past year appears to have paid off with CNN reporting an 18-point gender gap nationally this election, more than his 12-point gender gap in 2008.

Voters Sweep Women into Office

Not only were extremists roundly rejected this election cycle, but the tide was turned on the “war on women” with the decisive elections of at least 19 women to the U.S. Senate, the most ever in U.S. history. New Senators included Republican Deb Fischer (Neb.) and Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) who will join re-elected incumbent Sens. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)