In last week’s episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon handled Tracy Jordan’s “females aren’t funny” comments by not handling it all — she let a musical montage do the work for her because, honestly, anyone who thinks that women can’t tell a joke isn’t worth arguing with.
In real life, though, Tina Fey, while speaking at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala in New York City last night, OWNED Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and every other wingnut who doesn’t believe a woman should be able to terminate a pregnancy derived from rape with some heated, angry, on-point comments.
Bemoaning the fact that she feels as if women’s rights was no longer a subject that could be discussed in civil terms, Fey unloaded on political candidates such as Richard Mourdock, the GOP nominee for the open senate seat from Indiana, who on Tuesday night said that pregnancy from rape was “God’s will.”
“If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is,” she warned, “I’m going to lose my mind!”
Fey compared the whole political scene to the sexist world of Mad Men.
She specifically had harsh words for Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who has stayed in his race for senate even after receiving harsh condemnation for a gaffe that displayed a loose grip on science.
“Todd Akin claims that women can’t really get pregnant from a legitimate rape because the body secretes hormones — you know what, I can’t even finish this sentence without getting dumber… Mr. Akin, I think you’re confusing the term rape with competitive gymnastics.” (Via)
Here it is in GIF form:
I wish I could put GIFs in my wallet, so I could always have them on me. Can Tina just run for president in 2016 already? HEY HEY TINA FEY WE WANT YOU FOR PREZ TODAY. I can’t think of another celebrity, except maybe Oprah or Stephen Colbert (not Jon Stewart, though — JEW!), who would receive more votes than Fey. If she made Cerie her running mate, there’s no way she’d lose.