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Todd Akin

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's remarks about a woman's body resisting fertilization in a "legitimate rape" created outrage. Despite pressure from his party, Akin stayed in the Senate race and lost to incumbent Claire McCaskill. (Sid Hastings/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Female Fights

It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half

the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However,

female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish

online searches on Yahoo!.