Perhaps Earnest can fling the good senator back to the 18th century, a time when his views were (sadly) considered a medical fact and given legal weight in rape trials?
Would that time travel were so simple—Viennese newspapers from the 1900s would be notable for stories of bear attacks on painters named Adolf.
That, and Rep. Akin is far more useful in the present as a very public example of soft-spoken misogyny as it appears in modern social conservatism—of men in positions of authority having little-to-no knowledge of, let alone empathy for, the lives of their female counterparts. Let alone a basic understanding of high school-level science. Seriously. *facepaw*
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