“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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Photo credit: YouTube video screen shot


Jan S
Past Member about a year ago

Thank you

Sherry K
Sherry Kohnabout a year ago


Ruth S
Ruth Sabout a year ago

Thanks, but the video wasn't available.

Peggy B
Peggy Babout a year ago


Philippa Powers
Philippa Powersabout a year ago


Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin6 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 Lundin6 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 6 years ago

Who can possibly make sense of this ridiculous platform.

Suzanne M.
Suzanne M6 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 Burrow6 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.