|Rep. Lisa Brown (D-MI)|
There’s a significant row going on in Michigan over lawmakers’ efforts to pass the nation’s most ridiculously draconian anti-abortion bill, which is essentially a hodge-podge of all the worst ideas from other anti-choice legislation from around the country thrown together into one big misogynistic mess of reproductive fascism. Better yet: The only two Democratic women who tried to speak up against the bill were ordered to remain silent after they so cruelly offended the Republicans’ sensibilities.
What could’ve been said to trigger such a censorious rebuke, you ask? In part, here’s what Rep. Lisa Brown had the gall to declare on the House floor:
Brown, a West Bloomfield Democrat and mother of three, said a package of abortion regulation bills would violate her Jewish religious beliefs and that abortions be be allowed in cases where it is required to save the life of the mother.
"Finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no,'" Brown said Wednesday.
|Rep. Mike Callton (R-MI)|
So improper! So un-ladylike! Which prompted Rep. Mike Callton (R) to set that uppity girl straight:
"What she said was offensive," said Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville. "It was so offensive, I don't even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company."
Mr. Callton won’t be having any dirty language like that in his legislature, thank you very much. He doesn’t want to talk about vajajays – he just wants to control them and prohibit their carriers from doing anything with them that he doesn’t like. Is that so much to ask?