Gone, Baby, Gone: Women for Akin Edition

By Alison McQuade on
September 18, 2012

This morning Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin launched a new website called Women for Akin to show that he’s regular guy with a fictional understanding of female anatomy who has women supporters. See the woman giving the thumbs-up sign? Thumbs up = sign of approval.

Moving along, to Todd’s left, you see another Woman for Akin, Corinne Matti. Oh wait a minute, she’s not a Woman for Akin. She’s a Democratic operative. “I suspect they were so desperate to find women that they had to borrow one of ours,” quipped McCaskill spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki.

Women for Akin was a trainwreck from the start. The header slogan proclaimed, “I’m a Women [sic] and I Support Todd!” The video featured a handful of female Akin supporters - none of whom would identify themselves.

His Women for Akin kickoff event is supposed to feature Phyllis Schlafly - the matriarch of the anti-feminism movement - who once said of feminism:

It's clear that feminists never wanted gender equality; they want power for the female left, which is why they use the word empowerment so repetitively. The worldview of the women you see on television and in college classrooms is fueled by feminist dogma about men, sex, work, marriage, motherhood, and politics.  The female left got Barack Obama to make his first acts as President to overturn the anti-abortion Executive Order known as the Mexico City policy, to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Law to facilitate lawsuits against decades-old alleged employment discrimination, and to give women the majority of jobs created by the Stimulus.

With all the errors and negative response, Akin’s campaign had no choice but to, well, shut that whole thing down.

To sum up:
Women for Akin website status: Access denied
Featured women supporters: Wife, daughter, non-consenting Democratic operative, semi-anonymous women
Featured guest at the kick-off event: Vehemently opposes the Equal Rights Amendment, the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, the Family Medical Leave Act, etc...

Is that the best you can do for women, Todd?



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