Democracy Now: Akin Draws Fresh Criticism for Saying Opponent Was Previously More “Ladylike”


Embattled Missouri Congressmember and Senate candidate Todd Akin is again drawing criticism for new sexist remarks after claiming Democratic opponent Senator Claire McCaskill was more “ladylike” in her previous election six years ago. Akin drew a massive backlash and calls to drop out of the race against McCaskill after remarking that women rarely become pregnant from what he termed “legitimate rape.” Despite the criticism, Akin has remained in the race past a deadline earlier this week to remove himself from the ballot. His bid to unseat McCaskill is one of the most closely watched Senate races this year.

~ by wheresthemic on September 28, 2012.

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