Waterfowl are among only three percent of birds with phalluses large enough to penetrate their female counterparts with or without consent.
I really did not know that. I also didn’t know that
only ducks (and some geese) actually evolved genitals in response to male ducks’ proclivity to force sex on unwilling females. Tim Birkhead at the University of Sheffield examined duck vaginas and phalluses and published a study, as reported by Andy Coghlan at New Scientist, that showed that female ducks evolved long corkscrew-shaped vaginas with multiple “pouches” to prevent sperm from forced copulation from reaching its eggs.
And all this new knowledge just because some simpleton Republican candidate for Senate from Missouri, one Todd Akin, did a TV interview in which he not only used the term “legitimate rape” (as opposed to what, Todd?), but also came up with the long debunked argument that rape victims rarely get pregnant because somehow the stress of it all interferes with their hormones, or whatever.
This clown sits in the House Science Committee, by the way. Must not have gotten the memo from the CDC about the 32.000 pregnancies per year in the US resulting from rape.
Anyway, the other thing I learned over this affair is that Piers Morgan can be funny. Akin did not show up for a scheduled live interview on CNN, so Morgan pointed the camera to the empty chair and went on a nice little rant:
“Congressman, you have an open invitation to join me in that chair whenever you feel up to it. Because if you don’t keep your promise to appear on the show, then you are, what we would call in Britain, a gutless little twerp.”
I think we can safely conclude already that Todd Akin is a gutless little twerp. And don’t forget “clueless”.