“Legitimate Rape” Is Great Birth Control: Raging Grannies Respond to Akin in Song (Video)

There have been numerous responses to Rep. Todd Akin’s ignorant comments about rape, but the winner for the most creative response goes to the Raging Grannies who wrote a song to reflect their feelings.

The song called “Legitimate Rape” can be seen below with lyrics after the video. If you haven’t seen this yet, you are going to thank me. It’s amazing.

“Legitimate rape” is great birth control.

So says Todd Akin, and he oughta know.

If we are raped we can rest unafraid,

‘Cause we can’t get pregnant if forcibly laid.

Our female bodies are clever that way,

We only get pregnant when we say “okay.”

Doctors have told him, so it must be so,

The stork only comes if we don’t say “No!”

Rape won’t make babies and that is a fact;

There’s no global warming; the Earth’s really flat.

We heard it on FOX News so it must be true.

Well, Mr. Akin, we say “FUCK YOU!”

These ladies really have a knack for prose! What did you think about the video?

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Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin3 years ago

Watched the video on YouTube, since it wasn't available here. Thanks for giving me the link, Inderjeet K!
It was hilarious and I will e-mail the link to all my friends!

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin3 years ago

Kute K and other Akin-lovers: He didn't just expressed an opinion. He have pushed (together with Lyin' Ryan) for legislation to ban abortion for all women, no matter what's caused the pregnancy. His views is altogether very easy to understand: Women should shut up, stay in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant, because the world should be run by men. And all those unwanted children women will be forcewd to give birth to, will come to good use as canon fodder and workers in dangerous enviroments. See, where not all idiots that believe every story presented by False News and their allies. Most people on Care2 has seen through the lies and agendas of the repukes/tea bags and will do whatever it takes to stop their filthy plans. Watch out, Akin fan club: You will be defeated!

No Politics H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Who can possibly make sense of this ridiculous platform.

Suzanne M.
Suzanne M.3 years ago

Elaine A. who are you to judge? There is an over population of people, why not find out more before spouting your opinion as if it were fact. It's not just about our numbers, its also the destruction we are causing to the worlds biodiversity. The solution is not to kill the people who are already here, or to bully people in to killing themselves as you are doing, the solution is to educate and make an attempt to curb further additions to the population. Only people who really want children and who can care for them properly should have them. No one is going to miss an unwanted and unborn foetus, whereas Julie H. has family and friends that love her and have formed relationships and bonds with her over many years and would miss her if she were to die. I don't think your response was well worded at all, I find it callous and unfeeling, it's disgusting to hope someone will commit suicide because they don't believe what you believe. If someone doesn't want their unborn child, they shouldn't be forced to have them. Do you think those unwanted children are going to thank you when they are potentially left unloved, beaten and starving? Or do you think they'll thank you when they grow up in a bleak and dying world?

Angela Burrow
Angela Burrow3 years ago

Elaine A: "There's a good rule of thumb to follow..."Never take anything to bed you have to Burp OR Iron"!"

There's an even better rule of thumb, don't take anyone to bed who doesn't want to be there with you, and don't do anything to the person without their willingly-given permission.

Personally I wouldn't care how much older than me the person was nor what they looked like, as long as they loved me and I loved them.

Dan B.
Dan Brook3 years ago

Rmoney + Lyin' Ryan = of, by, and for the rich white men

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, untrustworthy, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-health, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-education, anti-99%, union busting, Medicare mashing and Social Security slashing, fiscally irresponsible, misleading, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, dishonest, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

Don't make a Mittstake. NEVER vote for Republicans.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks so much for this info.

John Loughton
John Loughton3 years ago

@Elaine A. You cracked me up lol ........That is a well worded response good job.

Frances C.
Frances C.3 years ago

You Grannies are just too cool. Unfortunately the tea party and the old men in the tea party think that we give a flying fig what they think (oops forgot they don't think) I mean what they believe. We just have to keep telling them to keep out of our private life until they are voted out. Paul Ryan has been trying to back pedal so fast to get away from his own words he is starting to stammer. But he can't lie about his involvement with the idiot Akin. They both
co-sponsored the bill that stated 'forced rape' no abortion even for rape or incest. I haven't yet figured out what rape isn't forced.

David F.
David F.3 years ago

Funny, The Dems war cry Repubs “war on women” over and over. Then their convention keynote speaker is a serial rapist. “LOL”