Since Last We Spoke AND Spot the Myths: Campaign Edition

I’m double-dipping on this one, but let’s face it–it’s pretty much all I’ve been reading about since last we spoke and it’s a whopper of a topic for a Spot the Myths segment here at FHO. If you’ve turned on a television in the US or picked up a newspaper or looked at your Facebook page or twitter, etc., you’ve probably caught this story. Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican candidate for the US Senate in Missouri had a few things to say about “legitimate rape”, and not surprisingly, it’s led to some “legitimate political action“, at least in my house.

You can read about his comments and the ensuing ire pretty much everywhere. But here’s where I’ve been reading the coverage:

Senate Candidate Provokes Ire With ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment (NY Times)

Republican Senate Nominee: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Don’t Get Pregnant  (Talking Points Memo)

Todd Akin, GOP Senate candidate: ‘Legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy (Washington Post)

Controversial Akin comment on rape sparks firestorm (The Hill)

What Does Todd Akin Think “Legitimate Rape” Is? (The New Yorker)

Of course, you could just watch the clip yourself: