A few years ago, Whoopi Goldberg claimed that film director Roman Polanski didn’t commit “rape rape.”
We’re not sure, but we think her point was that not all rapes are the same, i.e., some rapes are forcible and other kinds (like statutory rape?) are not.
Does that sound a lot like what Rep. Todd Akin said when he referred to “legitimate rape”? Why, yes. Yes it does:
Polanski, OWS fans and Whoopi "rape rape" fans get angry when you compare outrages.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 19, 2012
@keder Remember when Whoopi said that Roman Polanski didn't commit 'Rape-Rape'
— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) August 19, 2012
On Akin, Whoopi Goldberg might be able to provide some context. She said Roman Polanski's situation wasn't "rape rape." http://t.co/zo2U37N5
— Nicholas J.C. Pistor (@nickpistor) August 19, 2012
Apparently when Todd Akin referred to "legitimate rape" what he really meant was "rape rape" as previously explained by Whoopi Goldberg.
— Tim Williams (@TheBrownFolder) August 19, 2012
— Charles Crawford (@CharlesCrawford) August 19, 2012
— Torrey M. Spears (@torreymspears) August 19, 2012
If you're bothered by Akins gaffe but not by Whoopi Goldberg's "I don't believe it was rape rape" remark, you shouldn't be taken seriously.
— Pam Swan (@pjswan) August 19, 2012
Oh, one more thing: It was rape rape.