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?”
Oh, dear god, Michigan. Get it together.
I guess she should have called it her “special lady flower” like a proper adult.
DEAR GOD I CAN’T
I have been waiting for an opportunity to use this gif to express dismay at GOP-sponsored sexism and misogyny!
Discussing female anatomy is forbidden… unless you’re trying to legislate (against) it.
Oh for fuck’s sake.