An Orifice By Any Other Name…
Quick! Somone loosen the corset of every male Republican in the Michigan House of Representatives, for I fear that they shall soon get the vaypuhs!
In a debate on the House floor over a truly repugnant anti-choice bill, Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown argued that the bill violates her religion, as the bill’s restrictive measures go against the tenants of her Jewish faith (ugh it’s always the loud-mouth Jew broads isn’t it?). Brown closed her speech by telling the Speaker of the House “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.”
The House Republicans, because of their delicate Victorian constitutions, banned Brown from speaking about another completely unrelated bill shortly thereafter. “What she said was offensive” said Republican Rep. Mike Colton, his metals for valor at Antietam shining as his puffed away on his cigar and sipped his brandy, “It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
First of all, it’s revealing that Republicans consider men and women serving in government together as”mixed company”. But here’s my real question: If you refuse to say the anatomical word for a body part in public, how can you pass public laws that effect that body part? Hiding behind nicknames won’t work either (I’m pretty sure you can get booted from the Michigan House for saying “pocketbook” “hairy clam” or “meat curtains”). You wanna legislate on it? Then you’d better be able to discuss vaginas in “mixed company”.
And in case you think this is just a one off bit of sexism, the Republicans also denied Democrat Barb Byrum the right to speak after she introduced “an amendment to the (abortion bill) banning men from getting a vasectomy unless the sterilization procedure was necessary to save a man’s life.” Please Rep. Byrum! Don’t say “vasectomy” in mixed company!