17 Missouri Women Who Could Kick Todd Akin's Ass

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Doesn't that smug face make you want to kick something?
Or, Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Be a Female Voter in Missouri

It's become pretty clear over the past few weeks that Todd Akin hates women. Oh, he hasn't said that in so many words -- which is actually pretty surprising since he doesn't seem to care much about the possibility of offending his female constituency, or the males who support the radical notion of female equality.

To review: Akin believes that only certain rapes are "legitimate." (The rest, particularly the ones that result in pregnancy, don't count.) Akin believes that women, particularly his female political opponents, should behave with ladylike deference during debates. Akin believes that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to sue for equal pay, is a violation of free enterprise.

Todd Akin deserves to have his ass kicked by a woman. Or perhaps a band of women, the biggest badasses Missouri has to offer. Here's our list:

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Belle Starr Sure, packing a six-gun to steal horses isn't the most ladylike behavior. Nor is hanging out with the James gang. But hey, Belle Starr always wore a velvet riding habit and rode sidesaddle. Which just proves that you can still be a badass while behaving ostensibly like a lady.

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JamesMadison topcommenter

Todd Akin does not hate women. What foolishness. He hates murderers. He happens to believe killing an unborn baby is murder. Those that disagree with that idea try to paint their opposition as haters. How would you feel being called a baby-hater? You hate babies so much you want to kill them before they are even born. Of course, you do not hate babies, but that is the same foolish logic you are using against someone you oppose. It does nothing to win over anyone who is not already on your side in this debate. In fact, it turns more people off realizing you cannot approach the situation with a cool logical and open-mind seeking some sort of middle ground. You hate babies and you hate pro-lifers. It is as foolish as your article against Akin.


Can we add to the list a new Missouri resident: Benka Pulko? This lady hold 2 Guinness World Records (and 2 Recognitions) for riding her BMW Motorcycle around the world SOLO for 5.5 years. She is also the first motorcyclist to reach Antarctica (and thus all 7 continents) and the first woman to ride across Saudi Arabia (which is illegal). 

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