Michigan’s vaginas gather on the Capitol steps to celebrate one another

http://twitter.com/#!/LOLGOP/status/214731037945769984

Yes, you read that correctly. Last week, pro-abortion state legislator Lisa Brown claimed she was cruelly asked not to use the word “vagina” on the House floor when discussing proposed pro-life legislation. The horror!

On Wednesday I spoke against a sweeping new anti-choice bill. This bill attempts to over-regulate women’s health clinics to the point that many could no longer offer abortions. Among other things, the plan would require doctors to make funeral arrangements for fetal remains after miscarriages.

What??? Abortions wouldn’t be readily available? And “fetal remains” would be treated as if they were actual babies? Human babies? No wonder Brown was so outraged!

As it turns out, Brown was probably just playing the victim card; Republicans didn’t take issue with “vagina” but rather her allusion to rape by the House Speaker at the time.

Facts notwithstanding, though, in response to such a blatant violation of womyn’s rights, the vaginas of Michigan decided to organize and show those mean old Republicans that vaginas are people, too. Also, vaginas!

#MI voters: the #MIVagina gag is just the latest of @SpeakerBolger's fascist tactics. The best thing G. Romney did for MI, he tramples.

— Bill Cole (@grumpybozo) June 18, 2012

Lori Lamerand of @mippadvocates encouraging all attendees to call @onetoughnerd to tell him to stop this legislation. 517-373-3400 #MIVagina

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

I Wonder when was the Last time a #Republican male had #vagina?? #vaginagate #VAGP2012 #MIVagina

— Physical Heat (@pheat69) June 18, 2012

One thing for sure: @MIHouseGOP vaginas are squeaky clean. #BunchOfDouches #MIVagina

— Bob Dehnhardt (@bobdehn) June 18, 2012

I don't think that people without vaginas should be able to legislate for those that do. #MIVagina

— Amy Nightingale (@_g_AMY) June 18, 2012

It's a veritable smorgasbord of #MIVagina and #MIvaginasigns http://t.co/oCtLxG1o

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

Hearing someone shout "CUNT!" from the steps of the State Capitol is a pretty amazing experience. #MIVagina

— T (@goesto_eleven) June 18, 2012

Beg your pardon?

"There is nothing dirty or disgusting about the place where all life comes from."

— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 18, 2012

My Vagina is life giving 2 wondrous creations. Did you write a #VaginaBlog http://t.co/swNlayDy #SayVagina #MiVagina #PositiveChanges #Love

— Morgan Dragonwillow (@MDragonwillow) June 18, 2012

Funny how childbirth is suddenly being celebrated as natural and wonderful by the same women who crusade for abortions on demand.

Planned Parenthood photo of people at performance of Vagina Monolgue at #MICapitol #MIVAGINA http://t.co/hCVoPCTw

— Cherie Boeneman (@crbones) June 18, 2012

#MIvagina #anotherreasontorise with my boyfriend and some pretty powerful vaginas at the MI capital building

— RJ Equality Ingram (@RJEquality) June 18, 2012

Best t-shirt so far: "Recreational Gynecologist" #MIVagina

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

Normally, we’d be really weirded out by a shirt like that. But, well, it was sighted at a vagina-fest, so the person wearing it just really respects women in a totally non-perverted way, right?

The Michigan ACLU also handed out these super-fashionable t-shirts to 1000 lucky attendees:

Everyone was feelin’ the love tonight!

Hey, let’s get the kids involved!

The generation arr gathering at #MIVagina http://t.co/4OLlVLWU

— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 18, 2012

Another child who's smarter than Jase Bolger: pro-vagina AND pro-labor. #MIVagina http://t.co/2A4SlbgX

— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 18, 2012

But why stop at kids? Dogs have vaginas, too, dontcha know!

RT @emptywheel: Canine vaginas represent! #MIVagina http://t.co/C6276T65 //HAHA, gotta love it!!

— Rattus (@AlvinsMom) June 18, 2012

The reading of The Vagina Monologues is underway on the steps of the Michigan state Capitol. #MIVagina http://t.co/KbIV6KcP

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

As a special treat, Rep. Brown and State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer performed some of the readings themselves. Ooo!

Bravo to the great D women of the Michigan legislature tonight, watching the Vagina Monologues on the steps of the Capitol –

— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) June 19, 2012

Pretty sure this has never been uttered on the grounds of the state Capitol before: "If you love vaginas, you have to love hair" #MIVagina

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

Who knew 5,000+ people could be so quiet? The reading of The Vagina Monologues at the Michigan Capitol http://t.co/lVZVTU86 #MIVagina

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

@rebekahwarren explained the clitoris to ~5,000 people during a reading of The Vagina Monologues #MIVagina #iwantone http://t.co/GGmzoxO4

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

Hope the kiddies were listening!

@ceceliamorgan I would swell with pride. My daughter and I speak very frankly, frankly.

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

@EveEnsler leads the crowd at the Michigan Capitol chanting "VAGINA! VAGINA!" #MIVagina #p2 pic.twitter.com/Qi4ZWeKJ

— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012

Solidarity!

CUNT CUNT CUNT!!! I HAVE REDEFINED CUNT #MIVagina #vaginamonolougues

— Nurse Rotten (@Nichole_Lindsey) June 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/Shannlee88/status/214855704765411328

Oh yeah. That lady’s got the right idea. Share the magic of this day with Bill Maher. Because nobody appreciates women as much as he does.

I stand with Michigan vaginas. #MIVagina

— Rachel Parker (@RachelPNParker) June 18, 2012

Vaginas brought you into this world and Vaginas will vote you out! #MIVagina http://t.co/y2FDR4kA via @TwitPic

— word34 (@word_34) June 18, 2012

At #MIVagina with @EveEnsler and Michigan representatives and many many other vaginas taking back the Capitol! pic.twitter.com/TZJRYDVu

— Karis G-M (@karisroses) June 18, 2012

NO man should be allowed the vision or company of a #miVAGINA untill ALL republicans reverse thier idiot laws. This includes both parties.

— Loco_NUTT (@LOCO_NUTT) June 18, 2012

Have vagina, married a vagina, admire vaginas, support vaginas, want a relationship with a vagina? Get down to the MI Capitol NOW. #MIVagina

— Lucia1835 (@Lucia_di1835) June 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/fondrie/status/214841643323494401

And there you have it. What it all boils down to is that to the left, women are defined by their reproductive organs. Maybe it’s just us, but the idea of women being indistinguishable from their girly bits seems rather misogynistic, no?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/18/michigans-vaginas-gather-on-the-capitol-steps-to-celebrate-one-another/