File under: this would be funny if it weren’t so fucking sad.
Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking on the floor after she ended a speech against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy, the Detroit News reports.
Said Brown: “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’”
Republicans said Brown was “offensive” and wouldn’t allow her to voice her opinion on a school employee retirement bill.
Responded Brown: “If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?”
"There have been physical altercations between at least two men on the House floor, and I don’t recall any of them every being banned from speaking," Rep. Barb Bynum said. "It’s just unacceptable to silence women when we’re talking about women’s reproductive rights."
WTF?! These are the people making the big decisions in our country and they can’t even say the word vagina. Give me a break!