Eight older women, though probably not still sexually active themselves, are standing up for women’s reproductive rights through a youtube video that is quickly going viral. Some of us have lived long enough to know how important it is to have sovereignty over your own body.
The lyrics of this in-your-face-ditty are:
“Legitimate rape” is great birth control. So says Todd Akin, and he oughta know. If we are raped we can rest unafraid, ‘Cause we can’t get pregnant if forcibly laid.
Our female bodies are clever that way, We only get pregnant when we say “okay.” Doctors have told him, so it must be so, The stork only comes if we don’t say “No!”
Rape won’t make babies and that is a fact; There’s no global warming; the Earth’s really flat. We heard it on FOX News so it must be true. Well, Mr. Akin, we say “FUCK YOU!”
It would be good to see more women engage with this political attack. Republican women, in particular, seem to be happy just being stooges.
Not the “raging grannies,” though! See more of their 425 critical songs at http://raginggrannies.net/. Their “Legitimate Rape” song has already been viewed nearly 500,000 times. Way to go, ladies!