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Parody video: Pharmaceutical ad for ‘legitimate rape’ contraceptive

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, August 30, 2012 20:24 EDT
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A video uploaded to YouTube this week satirically blasts Republicans by making allusions to radio host Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and efforts to redefine rape.

“Are you woman who sometimes finds it difficult to afford expensive birth control? If so, you’re probably suffering from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies (SLUT), a serious medical condition,” a woman in the mock ad says. “Fortunately, now there is a treatment that can help. It’s called legitimate rape.”

The ad warns that a side-effect of legitimate rape is facing “accusations that you’re just hysterical.” It also warns that legitimate rape “isn’t for everyone,” and advises women to consult with their Congressmen.

The ad notes that Republicans voted last year to limit federal assistance only to victims of “forcible rape.” As a disclaimer in the ad explains, “that means if you’re just a 13-year-old who gets molested by your gym teacher… your rape is not legitimate.”

“Legitimate rape, it’s like regular birth control, except it is imagined by crazy people,” the ad concludes.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on August 28, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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