Quickies 08/20/2012

Repeating the half-remembered frat house ramblings of his youth, Missouri senate candidate and noted forced-birth enthusiast Todd Akin claimed that, “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down.” When he first heard this truthy factoid, I can only imagine it was prefaced with, “No way the kid’s yours, bro.”

Gay people are more likely than any other minority group to be victimized by violent crime, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

A Nevada couple found out at the worst possible time that their hospital doesn’t recognize their legal same-sex domestic partnership, which was supposed to grant them most of the rights of marriage.

Latest Onion lulz:“Cobb County Evangelical Hospital held its fifth annual Walk to Cure Gayness Sunday.”

Featured image depicts fictitious medical interventions designed by evangelical scientists to cure the gays, taken from the Onion article.

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Yessenia is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries. She spends far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet, lifting heavy things and training her cats. She's a proud internet atheist and trolls only for the greater good.


  1. August 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm —

    Gay people are more likely to be victimized by violent crime… if you reduce ‘LGBT’ to ‘homosexual’ and throw out the differences and intersectionalities in the LGBTQ community.

    • August 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm —

      I’m not sure I follow. Could you elaborate?

      • August 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm —

        The article starts out by looking at statistics about LGBT people, then switches to just saying ‘homosexuals’ – erasing how, for instance, trans women of colour experience violence at a much higher rate than the rest of the population.

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