Akin’s Legitimately Medieval Views of Women

Just when I thought 2012 couldn’t get any worse in the right-wing attacks on women’s bodily autonomy, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri proves that we haven’t hit rock-bottom of the GOP’s misogyny. How can you top transvaginal ultrasounds and upstage Rush Limbaugh? Easy! Let’s recap what happened on Sunday when Akin “misspoke” and blatantly spread the false, unscientific garbage that: 1. a woman’s uterus has the magical power to shut down a rapist’s sperm so she doesn’t become pregnant; and 2. rape, by Akin’s definition, only exists and is “legitimate” if there’s a penis involved. I laughed and tweeted about … Continue reading Akin’s Legitimately Medieval Views of Women

Grey’s Anatomy, I can’t quit you.

Yes, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy. Are you surprised? If so, you’re not alone. (I’m looking at you, Rhyme et Reason Editor-in-Chief!) Although the number of fans may have dwindled since the soap opera/drama series debuted in 2005, I can’t quit Grey’s. I rarely have a long-term relationship with any TV show, but I have seen every drama-filled episode of Grey’s Anatomy (and The X Files, my first serial TV obsession). I’ve watched the show when it was at it’s best (somewhere around 2007 or 2008) and worst (2010? all the episodes blur together after awhile). The show still has … Continue reading Grey’s Anatomy, I can’t quit you.