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(Newser)   After getting censured by her colleagues for saying the world "vagina," State Representative Lisa Brown will stage a reading of The Vagina Monologues on the steps of the Capitol building   (newser.com) divider line 173
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2012-06-17 01:47:06 PM  
OK, now she's being stupider than her critics. Just get back to work, lady.

/when discussing abortion, "uterus" is more pertinent than "vagina," anyway.
 
2012-06-17 01:51:39 PM  
Vagina
 
2012-06-17 02:00:12 PM  
She's not bad looking for a dem, but I wish she would keep her vagina in her pants.
 
2012-06-17 02:01:54 PM  

IronTom: She's not bad looking for a dem, but I wish she would keep her vagina in her pants.


And you should keep the sand out of yours.
 
2012-06-17 02:03:48 PM  
Good for her.
 
2012-06-17 02:18:44 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: OK, now she's being stupider than her critics. Just get back to work, lady.

/when discussing abortion, "uterus" is more pertinent than "vagina," anyway.


Language Commando-like typing detected.
 
2012-06-17 02:23:23 PM  
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If you can't stand the words associated with the debate, assholes, then let the women take it over and get back to farting and fighting.
 
2012-06-17 02:26:49 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: OK, now she's being stupider than her critics. Just get back to work, lady.

/when discussing abortion, "uterus" is more pertinent than "vagina," anyway.


Are they letting her speak inside yet?
 
2012-06-17 02:28:25 PM  
I still don't understand the censure, can any of our resident Republicans explain that?
 
2012-06-17 02:30:01 PM  

FloydA: I still don't understand the censure, can any of our resident Republicans explain that?


Obviously they are in favor of "pussy" or "coont"

/curious how the filters work - I apologize in advance if they don't
 
2012-06-17 02:30:42 PM  
Girls have soft figures, curvy bodies, wear pretty clothes, and speak like in high pitch voices. That is so gay.
 
2012-06-17 02:31:26 PM  
Get Julianne Moore to do a live rendition of Maude Lebowski for the reading and then you have the perfect response.

As it is, well played, madame Representative.
 
2012-06-17 02:32:13 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: OK, now she's being stupider than her critics. Just get back to work, lady.


She's being censored completely for saying the word vagina, guy. You don't get any stupider than that. Until the ban on her speaking is lifted, I would call as much attention to it as I possibly could too. If saying the word that got her muted over and over again is the way to do that, more power to her.
 
2012-06-17 02:33:17 PM  
"These lawmakers-predominantly men-have no problem passing laws about my vagina"

If that yeast cake is so astounding people actually pass laws about it, you prob. shouldn't bring it up in pubic public.
 
2012-06-17 02:35:34 PM  

FloydA: I still don't understand the censure, can any of our resident Republicans explain that?


They're afraid of getting cooties.
 
2012-06-17 02:35:36 PM  
Honestly, the whole issue is just as mature as an eight-grader... "Heh heh heh, she said vagina, heh heh heh".
 
2012-06-17 02:35:59 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: OK, now she's being stupider than her critics. Just get back to work, lady.


Yeah! Get back to the kitchen, wench!
 
2012-06-17 02:35:59 PM  
I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.

The Democrats have been intentionally under-emphasizing the context in which the word was used, but the GOP's response doesn't seem to make it clear whether their complaint was textual or context.
 
2012-06-17 02:39:37 PM  

salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor
 
2012-06-17 02:42:06 PM  
The world vagina? Is the UN involved now?

/I gotta get out more
 
2012-06-17 02:43:56 PM  
This is a crappy argument. She was censored not for uttering the word "vagina" but rather implying that the speaker was interested in hers, and using a classic anti-rape saying immediately thereafter. It had not to do with women's rights or whatever. I'm pretty much a bleeding heart liberal and this is all stupid. If a male legislator had said to a female speaker, "Thank you for your interest in my penis, Madame Speaker, but no means no," the guy would be drawn and quartered (rightfully so). Can we please move past this easily defeatable, inane argument?
 
2012-06-17 02:45:20 PM  
Who taught this broad to read anyhow?
 
2012-06-17 02:45:24 PM  

Zywiec: This is a crappy argument. She was censored not for uttering the word "vagina" but rather implying that the speaker was interested in hers, and using a classic anti-rape saying immediately thereafter. It had not to do with women's rights or whatever. I'm pretty much a bleeding heart liberal and this is all stupid. If a male legislator had said to a female speaker, "Thank you for your interest in my penis, Madame Speaker, but no means no," the guy would be drawn and quartered (rightfully so). Can we please move past this easily defeatable, inane argument?


Uh, no. They want to restrict all women's right, that would include her as well.
 
2012-06-17 02:45:44 PM  
The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

/nttawwt, unless you are so bent up in self-loathing you take it out on everyone else
 
2012-06-17 02:47:48 PM  
Meat..... Flaps.
 
2012-06-17 02:49:17 PM  

Zywiec: This is a crappy argument.


Agreed on what followed. You're not helping, Dems.
 
2012-06-17 02:50:21 PM  

Zywiec: This is a crappy argument. She was censored not for uttering the word "vagina" but rather implying that the speaker was interested in hers, and using a classic anti-rape saying immediately thereafter. It had not to do with women's rights or whatever. I'm pretty much a bleeding heart liberal and this is all stupid. If a male legislator had said to a female speaker, "Thank you for your interest in my penis, Madame Speaker, but no means no," the guy would be drawn and quartered (rightfully so). Can we please move past this easily defeatable, inane argument?


You stupid, simple little man. Here's what's really going on:
Male legislators want to do some anti-choice legislatin'
Someone opposes
Male legislators hangs onto a word the opposition said and turns it into a buzzword.
Male legislator kicks out opposition.
Anti-choice legislatin' can continue.

In other words, YOU USE A BUZZWORD, YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID
 
2012-06-17 02:50:29 PM  

whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.


There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.
 
2012-06-17 02:52:56 PM  

smitty04: whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.



www.republicoft.com
What "choosing the wrong place" looks like.
 
2012-06-17 02:54:10 PM  
"I'm sorry sirs if vagina is unacceptable, how about coont?"
 
2012-06-17 02:57:42 PM  

smitty04: whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.


That's right. A duly elected legislator has no right defending this uppity women's' stuff in congress. If she wants to yammer on like a hen in heat about her naughty parts, she can save it for her knitting club meetings. Congress, however, has to maintain a modicum of decorum.
 
2012-06-17 02:59:42 PM  

smitty04: whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.


What happens at the S&M club downtown, stays downtown.
 
2012-06-17 03:01:36 PM  

devek: salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor


Would you say that to an elderly female coworker in a meeting? Would you say it to a business competitor in front of a client? Context doesn't matter to you because legislative chambers are a foreign place to you anyway. Its a contentious workplace where combative people hash out solutions to divisive issues, and it benefits from having an air of propriety and dignity. If the GOP is attempting to punish the context, they are still in the wrong, but this kind of response isn't at all proportional or even on point. If they really are objecting to the word vagina, then this and more is an appropriate response.
 
2012-06-17 03:02:01 PM  
I hate to sound hyperbolic here and to godwin this thread so soon. But isnt this from the nazi playbook?

Accusing the other side of ruining the country/bring it to ruin. Lying to get into power and doing everything to disenfranchise the other party by attacking its base relentlessly?

Perhaps its a new type of nazi style take over thats backed more by the corporations than the actual government. Basically Corporate Fascism.
 
2012-06-17 03:05:35 PM  

salvador.hardin: devek: salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor

Would you say that to an elderly female coworker in a meeting? Would you say it to a business competitor in front of a client? Context doesn't matter to you because legislative chambers are a foreign place to you anyway. Its a contentious workplace where combative people hash out solutions to divisive issues, and it benefits from having an air of propriety and dignity. If the GOP is attempting to punish the context, they are still in the wrong, but this kind of response isn't at all proportional or even on point. If they really are objecting to the word vagina, then this and more is an appropriate response.


Absolutely, if the elderly female coworker or a business competitor was trying to make decisions for my penis that should only be made between me and my Doctor.

You act like she got all indignant and started bringing up her vagina during a budget meeting lol.
 
2012-06-17 03:05:37 PM  

smitty04: whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.


You're right, she should be more sensitive to their feelings while they're trying to curb womens right to choose...
 
2012-06-17 03:06:06 PM  

smitty04: whither_apophis: The way old white GOP'ers freak out about vaginas... yeah, they're gay.

There is time and place to rub it into someone's face, she keeps choosing the wrong place.


The wrong place to say the word vagina is the place where they're making the laws that have to do with your vagina? That would be like making a change to the state highway speed limit and not using the words "car", "auto", "truck" or "vehicle".

They're uptight asshole old white men who want to make laws about women's bodies, same as it ever was.
 
2012-06-17 03:06:19 PM  
While we're on the topic of vaginas, do you need to change condoms when you switch from one to another during a threesome?
 
2012-06-17 03:07:59 PM  

salvador.hardin: devek: salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor

Would you say that to an elderly female coworker in a meeting? Would you say it to a business competitor in front of a client? Context doesn't matter to you because legislative chambers are a foreign place to you anyway. Its a contentious workplace where combative people hash out solutions to divisive issues, and it benefits from having an air of propriety and dignity. If the GOP is attempting to punish the context, they are still in the wrong, but this kind of response isn't at all proportional or even on point. If they really are objecting to the word vagina, then this and more is an appropriate response.


If that elderly coworker were trying to get the company to make the kinds of rules regarding female reproductive rights as this legislature, you betcha. If that competitor were talking about women's reproductive rights in regard to their product, and insulting women world-wide, implying that his company and its male staff knew what was better for them? Yep, no problem. Women legislators need to put it in terms that even males can understand, and will hear over the voices in their heads telling them to eat, schitt, f*ck, fart or fight. It's not easy to get through all that sometimes.
 
2012-06-17 03:08:53 PM  

wildcardjack: While we're on the topic of vaginas, do you need to change condoms when you switch from one to another during a threesome?


That's a good question, because I always thought the purpose of the condom was to protect them from you.

/no double dipping
 
2012-06-17 03:08:59 PM  
So for those whining about context, I have a serious question. Why is it acceptable for legislative bodies to tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies, how is it a violation of decorum for Barb Byrum to offer an amendment to the law stating that vasectomies aren't allowed to be performed unless there's a medical emergency, or the man's life is in danger? Either both are acceptable, or neither are, it's not both, despite any religious beliefs you may hold.
 
2012-06-17 03:14:24 PM  
salvador.hardin: That was close! You almost used propriety, dignity, and GOP in the same sentence.
 
2012-06-17 03:15:04 PM  

Zywiec: This is a crappy argument. She was censored not for uttering the word "vagina" but rather implying that the speaker was interested in hers, and using a classic anti-rape saying immediately thereafter. It had not to do with women's rights or whatever. I'm pretty much a bleeding heart liberal and this is all stupid. If a male legislator had said to a female speaker, "Thank you for your interest in my penis, Madame Speaker, but no means no," the guy would be drawn and quartered (rightfully so). Can we please move past this easily defeatable, inane argument?


If women of a particular party were trying to outlaw, say, Viagra, I'd have no problem with such an argument.
 
2012-06-17 03:17:33 PM  
Conveniently unmentioned by the concern trolls is the silencing of Barb Byrum for offering an amendment that would require similar state intervention in the case of vasectomies. I'm surprised they didn't do the same thing to the rep from Detroit who suggested women invoke Lysistrata. I guess words are more disturbing than condemning women over 20 weeks to potential death if their pregnancy suffers potentially fatal complications.

This is pure misogynist authoritarianism by the Republican legislators, and you know it, but you're fine with it because women just don't know what's good for them, amirite guize?
 
2012-06-17 03:20:24 PM  
I can just picture all of the trench-coats that will show up for that reading.
 
2012-06-17 03:24:04 PM  
Thank you FloydA for the TF!
 
2012-06-17 03:25:06 PM  

salvador.hardin: devek: salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor

Would you say that to an elderly female coworker in a meeting? Would you say it to a business competitor in front of a client? Context doesn't matter to you because legislative chambers are a foreign place to you anyway. Its a contentious workplace where combative people hash out solutions to divisive issues, and it benefits from having an air of propriety and dignity. If the GOP is attempting to punish the context, they are still in the wrong, but this kind of response isn't at all proportional or even on point. If they really are objecting to the word vagina, then this and more is an appropriate response.


Are you insane? Penis and vagina are biologically accurate terms. They are not naughty slang. If your elderly coworker objects to the use of proper terminology, you need to tell her to get over it. If you're "elderly", it's high time you grow up any damn way.
 
2012-06-17 03:26:01 PM  
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2012-06-17 03:30:15 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: FloydA: I still don't understand the censure, can any of our resident Republicans explain that?

Obviously they are in favor of "pussy" or "coont"

/curious how the filters work - I apologize in advance if they don't


Or "hole that is not an underage Congressional page's anus."
 
2012-06-17 03:30:40 PM  

devek: salvador.hardin: I was never clear on this whole thing. Was it that she said the word Vagina? Or was it that she referred to her own personal vagina in respect to another legislator? Because that second one is over the line. Its not "censure" over the line, but it is definitely not appropriate for that chamber.


Context doesn't matter. If you want to pass a law that gets between my doctor and my penis, I am going to talk about my penis and tell you to stay the fark off of it.

/Has a hot Vietnamese doctor


Yup. The exact same way that, if the legislature were going to make a law about dogs, I might refer to my own dog. If you're uncomfortable even talking about something, maybe you shouldn't be legislating it.
 
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