The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Workers Take on the Dolt Aiken

Sep 3, 2012

In a workplace somewhere in Maryland, workers discussed Todd Aiken, the reactionary Republican Congressman who claimed that in a “legitimate rape a woman’s body has a way of preventing conception.”

A female worker commented that this scientific idiot obviously failed biology. Another woman asked, “Is there another kind of rape besides forcible or ‘legitimate’?”

A guy came in defending Aiken, saying he had apologized for what he said. A female worker yelled at the boorish guy to leave. One male worker suggested Aiken should get raped so he could tell us whether or not it was “forcible.” A woman angrily added, “these assholes have no right to tell us how to live or what to do.”

Meanwhile, no work was getting done. All in all, it was a good discussion.