‘Legitimate Rape’ Parody Video Powerful And Scary
9:38 am, August 30th | by Laura Donovan
It has been more than a week since Rep. Todd Akin made one of the biggest mistakes of his political career by delivering his inaccurate and insensitive “legitimate rape” comment. Naturally, people on both ends of the political spectrum became angry and have been going after the congressman since, but a new “legitimate rape” parody video seems to be the best response yet to the icky controversy.
The clip opens with a woman speaking to the camera with music playing in the background. Before getting thrown to the grown by an attacker (I don’t need to tell you that it’s a rather cringe-worthy and shocking moment), she says, “Are you a woman who sometimes finds it difficult to afford expensive birth control? If so, you’re probably suffering from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies, a serious medical condition. Fortunately, now there’s a treatment that can help. It’s called Legitimate Rape! Legitimate Rape activates the body’s natural method for preventing pregnancy…It was always so hard to remember to take a pill at the same time every day. But with legitimate rape, I prefer not to think about it at all.”
Watch the whole thing below. It’ll give you the chills.