It’s election time around the world and in France a record 155 female MPs were voted into the national assembly. How about it? Thalia Breton of Osez le Féminisme (Dare Feminism) said, “We can hardly rejoice when we’re such a long way from the 50% that is the legal requirement.”
It’s a legal requirement that 50% of the national assembly be women. That is amazing and awesome and I’m jealous that America doesn’t have that law. I wanted to look up where America ranked as far as women in government, but I had just read Elizabeth Wurtzel’s article on The Atlantic and I knew I couldn’t take another blow – I have a heart condition, people.
Then I got to thinking about our women in government and I started thinking about Hilary Clinton and how much I adore her. She’s just amazing – really and truly amazing … then I thought about Michelle Bachman …then Sarah Palin … then I went to Kayak.com and looked up tickets to France. I named three women in government and two of them are crazy. France has 155 qualified women in government and we have Christine O’Donnell. headdesk
And did you know? We can’t even say “vagina” on the house floor. Nope. Lisa Brown said, “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re …
.. all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no,’” while addressing the Michigan house of representatives over a controversial anti-abortion bill. It was her use of the word “vagina” that led house Republicans to ban her from speaking on the next bill. The majority floor leader, Jim Stamas, ruled that Brown’s comments had violated the decorum of the house. Mike Carlton from Nashville, MI, also a Republican, added: “What she said was offensive. It was so offensive I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
SHE SAID VAGINA, for crying out loud! She said a medical term when talking about a medical procedure that takes place in a vagina. It’s a very vagina-oriented bill. Are we going to pretend that babies don’t come out of vaginas? She did not say any of the slang terms for the organ; she did not even say anything offensive like, “Kiss my vagina.” But hey – I guess we should treat grown men like my seven year old nephew and refer to it as “girl parts.”
I’ve lost all hope that 155 women could ever be in government in America when we have men like Stamas and Carlton. I’m sorry, but if your sensitive baby ears can’t handle the medical term for a woman’s reproductive organ, I don’t want you deciding ANYTHING. I don’t know how you’ve gotten through life this far, or even how you feed yourself. How do they go through life without being offended every second of every minute of every hour of every day?
Look, America is called LADY liberty. America is referred to as SHE. If the men in charge can’t even hear the word ‘vagina’, then clearly they are not able to take care of a lady like she needs to be taken care of and thus explains our current economy. Okay, that was a stretch – but I just really wanted to make a joke about congressmen servicing Lady Liberty. AS THEY SHOULD.
Anyone who can’t hear the world ‘vagina’ without being offended is afraid of it – plain and simple. They used the “this offends me” defense to shut up Lisa Brown and take away any power she had. They didn’t want her talking, they didn’t want her changing minds, they didn’t want her to have an opinion, and they certainly didn’t want her having power, so they banned her because they were threatened by a strong woman telling them to butt out of her business. They wanted to “put her in her place.”
Enough is enough, America. Women exist – we are strong, bright, powerful, and here to stay and we have vaginas, too … get over it.
To Jim Stamas I say to you sir, from the top of my lungs…vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina.