Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tina Fey on "Legitimate Rape"

Sometimes all of my worlds come together and today none other than Tina Fey invoked my favorite sport (gymnastics) while discussing my favorite issue (women's reproductive rights) when she was speaking at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

When discussing Todd Akin's now infamous comments about the female body's ability to defend itself from rape sperm, Fey said that the following:

"Mr. Akin, I think you are confusing the phrase 'legitimate rape' with the phrase 'competitive gymnastics.'"

DOES TINA NOT WATCH MAKE IT OR BREAK IT? EMILY GOT PREGNANT DESPITE TRAINING FOR THE OLYMPICS!

I want to be offended on behalf of gymnasts and fans everywhere but I'm afraid I can't. As much as I love the sport, anything that potentially drives home the message about women's choice is fine with me. (I also might be slightly blinded by my adoration for Tina Fey. Slightly.)

Check out the video of her speech here.

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