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NEWS: Michigan Lawmaker Reprimanded for Saying “Vagina”


Continuing with the GOP’s #WarOnWomen, the Speaker of the Michigan State Representatives and fellow right-wing conservatives got their knickers in a twist yesterday when Democratic Representative Lisa Brown used the word “vagina” while talking about her proposed amendment to an abortion bill.

After mentioning some controversial points of fact in the Jewish religion that actually support abortion when the life of the mother is affected, Brown went on to say the following:

“I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs. Why are you asking me to adopt yours? And finally Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’”

Apparently, the GOP reps didn’t cotton to vile, dirty talk such as the Latin, scientific term, “vagina.” One RWNJ commented, “It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”

Brown was banned from speaking in the following discussion or the following day. Notice, this is now a First Amendment issue — an American citizen’s Freedoms of Speech and Expression are being directly assaulted and prohibited by the government!

At a press conference, Brown said, “If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas?”

Currently, a protest of this ridiculous GOP tactic his appening on Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, hashtag the word vagina, so we can get it to trend: #vagina.

My response was this:

@AnArousedWoman: @LisaBrown39 Allow me 2 say… #VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA VULVA LABIA CLITORIS. The female body is beautiful, u #GOP h8rs!

Another Tweep summed it up perfectly:

@wakeUpchat: A grown man who is offended by the word Vagina, is not qualified to govern his constituents who have one. #VAGINA

Lisa Brown’s Twitter handle is @LisaBrown39, if you want to follow her. (And of course, mine is @AnArousedWoman. :) ).

Here’s the video of Brown’s speech on the House floor:

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