Well, now that we’ve got that out of the way.
A congresswoman was banned Thursday from speaking on the Michigan House of Representative’s floor because she mentioned her vagina.
“Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, but no means no,” said Rep. Lisa Brown in reference to a bill that regulates abortion clinics so stringently that Brown says that many will close.
Brown also spoke about being a Jewish woman and how her faith mandates that if the life of the mother is in danger, abortions are “permissible, even mandatory.”
Regardless of how you feel about abortion, this should seem ridiculous and down-right dumb to you. What’s next? You can’t say uterus? How about ovary? Can I say ovary?
After she was banned by Speaker of the House Jase Bolger from further debate she questioned whether it was her gender or her religion that had gotten the gentleman’s panties in such a wad.
In response, spokesman Ari Adler gave this pathetic explanation of the Speaker’s decision:
It was inappropriate in the way it was used during a floor speech and that’s his decision to make. We have passionate debates on the House floor. The only way to continue doing so is to maintain civility.”
Ah, okay, so there you have it. Vaginas are uncivilized. I guess he’s never met some of the vaginas I know. They take high tea and read poetry.
Brown had intended on speaking later in the day about an education bill, but was put in a legislative time out.
What word would they prefer I use? It’s the medically, anatomically correct word. I’m not going to insult women by using some slang. We’re adults in this chamber.”
And there’s where you’re wrong, Ms. Brown. In fact, you are not adults in that chamber. You would’ve been better suited to use “lady area,” “fancy nancy,” “hoo ha,” or (I’m guessing based on the looks of some of these MI congress-guys) “place I’ve only heard about in science class.”
Congratulations, Michigan, you’re the assholes of the week. Vaginas everywhere applaud you, but in a very civilized, golf-clappy kind of way.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone though, until 2002 it was illegal to swear in front of women and children in Michigan. Behold, this is where your tax dollars are going, Michiganites, Michiganonians, Michiganers, whatever.