Tina Fey spoke out against Todd Akin and other politicians who have taken to defining rape.
Fey spoke at the inaugural gala for the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City last night where she seized the moment and expressed her views on the surmounting amount of politicians who have tried to define what rape is in connection with abortions.
Notably, Representative Todd Akin of Missouri ignited a flame of response with his “legitimate rape” comments a few months ago. He explained to audience members that a woman was not likely to become pregnant from “legitimate rape.” He continued to explain that the body “shut down” when a woman was raped, thus not allowing her to become pregnant.
Since woman cannot become pregnant in instances of “legitimate rape,” Akin came to the conclusion that abortions should not be allowed in instances of rape.
More recently, Representative Richard Mourdock from Indiana said children conceived from rape were “something God intended,” and women who became pregnant in instances of rape or incest should not be allowed to have an abortion.
Tina Fey wasn’t having it. The 30 Rock star told the men in politics she was tired of their antics:
“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues. But it seems like we can’t right now. And if I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind.”
Fey has been known to some viewers to be a liberal, though her opinions are kept somewhat under wraps and must be read in between the lines.
One thing is for sure, Fey doesn’t trust politics as she indicated in her book, Bossy Pants:
“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.” The crowd cheers.”
Watch her comments from last night: