You realise that any DR we trot out to say that they can “shut it down”, the Dems will find 5 more that say the opposite?
I think many women took offense (actually, I know they did) about that part of Akin's comments.
The implication they took from it was that WOMEN can choose to shut it down 'consciously'. Those who experienced rape and got pregnant then take think they are being blamed for NOT shutting it down.
Which is erroneous on their part. Getting pregnant is more like a crap shoot. Individual Results are mostly unpredictable. The 'conscious' may guide, but it does not 'control' the body. Your glands generate powerful acids to burn the food you intake, yet you consciously do nothing at all (other than eat) to make this happen.
If you eat food you don't LIKE, your glands don't produce as much of the acid (or the correct acids), and don't digest it as much, preferring to pass it on out as waste. Here again, the BODY takes some DIRECTION from the conscious, but only the BODY decides exactly HOW and WHAT to do about it.
Of that I have little doubt.