Tina Fey spoke at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala and blew a well-justified fuse over the fanciful beliefs of certain GOP candidates regarding rape:
FEY: I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t right now. And if I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind!
I watch these guys and I’m like, “am I a secretary on Mad Men? What’s happening? Todd Akin….oof. Todd Akin claims that women can’t really get pregnant from a legitimate rape because the body secretes hormones….no, I can’t even finish this sentence without getting dumber. It’s making me dumber when I say it—but it’s something about the body not being able to get pregnant when it’s under physical stress. Mr. Akin, I think you are confusing the phrase ‘legitimate rape’ with the phrase ‘competitive gymnastics.’
I was proud that Tbogg was in a more charitable mood and offered some helpful words of advice to the salt’n'pepper brotherhood: