Tucker: Akin’s Science Sound…For the 12th Century

David PesciAugust 24, 20121min
Prof. Tucker says Senate candidate's rape comments literally medieval and have zero basis in fact

Writing for The New York Times OpEd pages, Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker says that the science behind Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s comments on rape is  completely sound, at least from the perspective of the 12th Century. Tucker, who is an associate professor of history, associate professor of science and society, chair and associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, says that what may be worse is that, as a current member in the House of Representatives, Akin sits on the House Science and Technologies committee.