Akin's Rape Comment Goes Meme: The reverberations of comments this week by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., continue to ripple through the Interwebs and, as happens in these cases, a meme is born.
A Tumblr site has sprung up that riffs off the amazingly dumb comment Akin made about rape and a woman's supposed ability to fend off a pregnancy from such an encounter.
Here's what he actually said about pregnancies resulting from rape, in case you missed it: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
The new tumblr, called fromtalkingtodoctors, applies that phrase to a mind-boggling array of situations, like the movie "Alien": "It seems to me, first of all, from talking to doctors, if it’s a legitimate alien, the female host has ways to shut the whole thing down." Or The Black Plague: "It seems to me, first of all, from talking to doctors, if it’s a legitimate plague, the pope has ways to shut the whole thing down."