Rated: 13+ · Book · Biographical · #1207864
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
|One of the big stories this week is Todd Akin's statement regarding "legitimate rape." In case you haven't heard it, this is what he said:
"It seems to me, 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."
Now, obviously what he said isn't true and he was called on it. His "apologies," however, upset me even more than the original comment. This week he appeared on various shows, explaining, ""I misspoke one word in one sentence on one day, and all of a sudden, overnight, everybody decides,"
A supporter, Jack Wilke who was the former president of the US National Right to Life Committee said Akins "remains a strong and courageous pro-life leader – and awkward wording in one sound bite doesn't negate that,"
What really irks me is when someone says something that is outright wrong and offensive, and then won't apologize for it! I mean a REAL apology. They need to say, "What I said was wrong and hurtful to many people, and I sincerely apologize."
Not this whining, "I'm being attacked because I said one wrong word."
He just doesn't get it.