In the current maelstrom over the abortion "debate," it's interesting to note how much of the expertise about women's bodies is being issued in public places by white guys. We all know about Rep. Todd Akin's authoritative insights into what constitutes "legitimate rape" and the Romney/Ryan camp's broken-field scampering to find an official definition it could agree on. (Ryan saved his side's day by repeating President Obama's affirmation that "Rape is rape". Thank you.)
Over in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tom Smith, Republican senate candidate, entered the linguistic lunacy marathon by taking the abortion issue to the next opaque level. He opined that rape could be compared to "having a baby out of wedlock". That may be a bigger challenge to the next white guy who was planning to claim that rape was a purely defensible act by men just being men.