Toronto Diary
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Legitimate rape, explained through song

On the off chance you haven’t been on the internet for the past couple days and you haven’t read a single newspaper or watched the news, some asshole Republican named Todd Akin down in the States claimed that women can’t get pregnant through legitimate rape. No, really, someone said that with a straight face. Ain’t politics grand?

Anyway, the internet is nothing if not a collective shamer of the stupid, so it really didn’t take long before everyone and their dog and their dog’s blog were jumping on the comment, all trying to come up with wittier and funnier ways of calling Akin a shit-headed moron. Well, you can all give up trying to outdo each other, because singer/songwriter Taylor Ferrera just verbally destroyed rape culture, and she did it in 4/4 time.

So if you ever wanted to know what defines rape culture, and how not to support it, just listen to the song.


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