Friday, June 15, 2012

Republican theocrats trying to control women's bodies tell women to shut the fuck up

A male Republican House leader in Michigan silenced two female Democratic state legislators on Thursday after the pair tried to advance a measure that would have reduced access to vasectomies.

While discussing a bill that would erode the availability of abortion, Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown introduced an amendment to apply the same regulations to vasectomies that GOP lawmakers wanted to add to abortion services. The debate grew heated, as Republicans sought to gravel down the women. Byrum was not permitted to speak in favor of the measure and Brown was repeatedly interrupted. "I'm flattered that you want to get in my vagina, but no means no," she said. The next day both were silenced.


Ari Adler, spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolger (R), said the women "will not be recognized to speak on the House floor today after being gaveled down for their comments and actions yesterday that failed to maintain the decorum of the House of Representatives."

"Decorum," huh?

Translation: Women should just shut the fuck up and do what we say. They're lucky we even tolerate their presence outside the kitchen and bedroom. Who says we don't have a God-given right to Viagra and vasectomies? For fuck's sake, no one's telling us what we can or can't do with our penile instruments of patriarchy! Certainly not a couple of stupid bitches.

It's helpful when Republicans expose themselves for what they really are, isn't it?

And good for Byrum and Brown for fighting back.

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