“Legitimate Rape” as sang by the Raging Grannies
The Raging Grannies are awesome! Here is where Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney are going wrong. Ryan, with his budget plan that eventually will wipe out social security and medicare, assumes that the elderly now do not care since it won’t affect most of those over. You are so so so wrong, Ryan.
Then, without prior waring, Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) spewed out the most absolutely ridiculous statement statement I’ve ever heard, about women’s bodies will shut down to avoid becoming pregnant will be raped. Oops, pardon me… “legitimate” rape. (Is there such a thing as “illegitimate” rape?”
Enter the Raging Grannies…. Here is a brief synopsis of their history:
1987: The Raging Grannies were founded in Victoria, British Columbia by a group of peace activists who wanted to increase their effectiveness and impact.
Prominent among their stated aims were these:
• To be non-violent in all activities
• To court the press
• To shock with their unladylike antics to get attention for their issues
• To be independent of any other organization
• To use street theater, humor, satire and props to get their message across.
In 1995, the Seattle Raging Grannies started a-ragin’ in the United States. Gaggles continued to increase in number in Canada.
The Raging Grannies have several websites including one which is entirely songs. The ladies will take a tune that everyone knows and exchange their own words into the song. I have heard a few before, but this one is definitely worth pointing out and sharing. It is a minute and half short so make sure to watch until the end. I love it what I see the Raging Grannies do what they did at the end.
The lyrics are below the video, which are nice to have. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to make out a few words. Oh, and there’s not sound for the first 10 seconds, so it’s not your computer or speakers (like I thought it was.)
Author: Vicki Ryder
“Legitimate rape” is great birth control.
So says Todd Akin, and he oughta know.
If we are raped we can rest unafraid,
‘Cause we can’t get pregnant if forcibly laid.
Our female bodies are clever that way,
We only get pregnant when we say “okay.”
Doctors have told him, so it must be so,
The stork only comes if we don’t say “No!”
Rape won’t make babies and that is a fact;
There’s no global warming; the Earth’s really flat.
We heard it on FOX News so it must be true.
Well, Mr. Akin, we say “FUCK YOU!”
The Raging Grannies Sites:
Click here on SONG SITE to view more songs and lyrics.
The Raging Grannies are also INTERNATIONAL! Check it out!
The Raging Grannies MAIN WEB SITE
The Raging Grannies YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Wikipedia RAGING GRANNIES