June 18th, 2012
By Stephanie Devereaux -- In this continuing saga of pompous, vagina fearing/hating, predatory and anti-democratic Michigan state legislators
-- the "man-cave" that is the state of Michigan House of Representatives achieved a new low in buffoonery, chauvinism, and autocratic tantrums last week when they "officially" barred Lisa Brown and another female House member from speaking on the House floor - ostensibly for saying the word -- gasp! gasp! -- "Vagina". I am really relieved that she didn't say, "pee-pee". That would have really sent the boys off the cliff -- using a word like that which could have resulted in her genitalia potentially being confused with their own genitals -- diminutive organs that they presumably are.
The controversial remark Lisa Brown was reported to have said, was: "Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’"
To quote another amusing media source: Last week, Rep. Lisa Brown, (D-West Bloomfield) was barred from debate after using the terribly horrible and offensive actual name for a lady’s naughtybits (prepare yourself: she said vagina) in the presence of men. But that was small
vagina-potatoes compared to the number of times she’s going to say it today, when she performs the ‘Vagina Monologues’ on the Capitol steps
in Lansing, Michigan, alongside feminist icon, award-winning playwright, and ‘Monologues’ writer Eve Ensler
, as well as several other lawmakers.
Brown, who, while speaking against a bill seeking to impose all kinds of new restrictions on abortions (because we women really shouldn’t have to worry our pretty little heads about reproductive health), had the audacity to make the following comment:
In a public building! To a man, no less! What a saucy broad. The comment was immediately declared “uncivilized,”
and called “a temper tantrum” (ostensibly, Brown was suffering from hysteria and couldn’t control the wandering of her uterus). A one writer at MLive reported, the word was so off-putting to the men in the room, one wouldn’t even acknowledge its existence. From the article:
Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville), a chiropractor with a biology degree, even declared that what Brown said was “so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
Michigan lawmakers earlier in their current term passed an "Emergency Manager" law, becoming the first state to legalize fascist dictatorships and "government by fiat" in their state, now have moved on the the even more ambitious project -- apparently -- of attempting to create an "Emergency Vagina Manager Law" in the state of Michigan -- whereby -- presumably -- male legislators (and a few complicit Republican women) -- and the Michigan governor can declare -- not only women's vaginas -- but the women themselves "banned substances" and a "state of emergency" -- and appoint an Emergency Manger for "aberrant vaginas" -- and dictate to them -- when and where and in the company of whom Michigan women may exercise the democratic freedom of control -- not only of their vaginas, physically -- but of the women, themselves, in particular, who have the vaginas and who display the contempt and recklessness to actually "talk" about them -- or mention them by their "anatomically correct names" -- in the company of men -- and some Republican women -- with regard to whom the the existence or non-existence of vaginas on their personhood is still a matter of speculation. It is absolutely certain they do not have any common sense -- and probably not much "hair".