I assure you they don’t. But apparently, I don’t know that there’s a war on women, at least not the one liberals want me to believe is being waged. Liberal blogs and news outlets are all abuzz with the story that a Democrat representative from Michigan, Lisa Brown, was silenced from speaking the day after mentioning the word “vagina” on the House floor on June 13. As usual, the truth is quite different from what pseudo-feminists would have you believe.
During a debate on House Bill 5711, which among other things would ban abortions after 20 weeks with some exceptions for the mother’s life, Rep. Brown spoke her mind and at the end of her speech said, ““I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.” Immediately after, the Speaker of the House, Republican Jase Bolger said, “Members, I do ask that you respect the decorum of the house” and quite politely I might add.
Her remark was idiotic, snarky, rude and childish and today she was not allowed to speak
publicly before the House. She’s crying victim now for being Jewish and having a vagina or
both. You can see in the video that there was no need for her comment and what her tone was. It’s neither respectful of her peers or for the office she holds.
Another representative, Barb Byrum, was given the same treatment and gaveled down after trying to introduce an amendment that would require proof that a man’s life is in danger before he could have a vasectomy. I thought this was an abortion debate tactic people grew out of in junior high school. I’m pro-choice and even I think this is embarrassingly juvenile. Preventing pregnancy and aborting a fetus after 20 weeks are two different issues. Focus ladies.
Yes, pro-choice conservatives do exist. We don’t all hang on Rush Limbaugh’s every word. I believe Republicans intruding into this area is just as much an example of big government as is the Democrats who want taxpayers to fund abortion. I would be generally sympathetic to the arguments Ms. Brown makes, especially her argument that using religious beliefs as an excuse to pass anti-abortion legislation is ridiculous. But neither her or her colleague’s behavior is hardly conducive to bringing moderates together on this issue.
Liberals are once again trying to rally women around this issue with cries about the war on
women, Republicans being prudes and anti free speech. This isn’t a free speech issue but
one of the Speaker trying to remind legislators that disrespect isn’t necessary to get your
The comments I’ve seen on the news reports from liberals hardly make me think that they’re pro woman. As per usual, they’re pro liberal woman and every other woman is a
knuckle-dragging, penis worshipping, breeding hick.
The problem is this may work to fire up some independent voters before the election.
Democrats are good at riling up any inherent feelings of victimhood in voters, even those on the fence. However, the meme that “Republicans are afraid of vaginas” isn’t a new one, so I’m hopeful that pundits who are better wordsmiths than me will use this event in our favor.
Oh, and the correct term for where a fetus develops is the uterus, a term that was used in the sex ed class I wasn’t banned from going to by my conservative parents and by my Christian Republican mother in speaking frankly to me about childbirth.
Source: Detroit Free Press.