The latest political gaffe to grab national attention comes courtesy of Republican U.S. Representative William Todd Akin. On Sunday, August 19, Akin, who's running for the U.S. Senate, was interviewed by St. Louis television station KTVI-TV. The Congressman was asked what his position was on woman who were impregnated due to rape, to which Akin responded, in part, by saying: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." The quote caused a media storm, prompted many Republicans to suggest that Akin drop out of his Senate race, and, of course, inspired memes and a Tumblr. Rape isn't in the least bit funny, but these memes, that make fun of Akin and his thickheaded comments, are. 

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