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Vaginaphobes in the House

June 14, 2012

Today, a certain Republican Congressperson, and the Congress as a whole, showed their body- negativity.   While discussing abortion, Rep. Lisa Brown used the word ‘vagina’.  She was then barred from speaking on the floor by floor majority leader.

“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.”

So not everyone agrees with me that vagina is a beautiful word.  How is it that so many bills have been passed regulating women’s sexual health when the word vagina is not to be used?  How did they manage to say ‘transvaginal’ (which is not a pretty word but one that makes my labia shrivel and my stomach flip).

The word ‘vagina’ is offensive to Rep. Callton.  Its easy to assume that vaginas themselves are also offensive. You know what Rep. Callton needs?  An office full of vaginas, thats what.  What better way to get through to a vaginaphobe than flooding his mailbox with knitted vaginas!  Knit or crochet him or your own congresspeople a little vagina to make sure they know that this whole anti-vagina and anti-woman thing will cost them your vote.

If you are like me and can’t knit get one here  made by Late to the REVOLUTION, an awesome politically aware Etsy shop.

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  1. June 15, 2012 3:25 am

    “Vanignaphobe” I am so stealing that word. To paraphrase the late Bill Hicks (who as a Nice Guy (TM) but hell we can’t all be perfect): There is no, no war on women, and you’d be a fool and a communist if to believe there’s one.

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