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By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 14, 2012 15:22 EDT
A female Democratic state representative in Michigan said Thursday that she has been silenced by her Republican colleagues after she uttered the word “vagina” while criticizing a slate of bills that would restrict female reproductive rights.
Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown (D) made her comments during a Wednesday debate on proposed legislation that critics say could effectively ban abortions in the state. ”I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs,” she said. “Why are you asking me to adopt yours? And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”
The legislation, contained in three separate bills, would limit abortions by restricting procedures past 20 weeks of pregnancy, imposing new insurance and licensing requirements on clinics, limiting access to abortion drugs and placing new requirements on the tissue disposal process.
An earlier hearing on the same bills saw representatives from Michigan Planned Parenthood shut out and ignored — an act that attracted hundreds of protesters to the capitol on Tuesday.
Speaking against the bills after being recognized by the House speaker, Rep. Brown relayed a little known fact: Jewish law that places the life of the mother over that of an unborn child, no matter how far along the pregnancy is.
That’s when she dropped the v-word.
House Republican leadership later confirmed to Michigan Radio that they felt her comment violated decorum, and that she would not be called upon in future debates.
A second female Democrat, State Rep. Barb Byrum (D), said that she too has been banned from speaking in recognized debate following an “outburst” over the same slate of legislation.
Video from the Michigan House floor shows Byrum attempting to speak about an amendment to the anti-abortion bills, but the speaker does not recognize her despite her status as the amendment’s author.
Her repeated requests to speak were ignored as Republicans swiftly knocked down the proposal, and she later claimed it was because she had used the word “vasectomy.” Byrum’s amendment would have subjected men’s reproductive rights to the same regulations proposed for women.
Republicans, who hold a powerful majority in the Michigan House and Senate, passed the bills with the help of just six Democrats in a vote Wednesday of 70-39.
Both representatives are now banned from recognized debate for an unspecified amount of time.
Update: Michigan Dem calls on women to withhold sex until legislature backs down
In comments ahead of Wednesday’s vote on restricting female reproductive rights, Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), of Detroit, called on the women of her state to withhold sex from their partners until the legislature backs down.
“We’re launching a war on women,” she said. “Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House.”
This video was published to YouTube on June 13, 2012.
"As I am only able to post this One video here, I will be sure to post the other links that apply to this story in links, if you want to check them all out, please go to msjnews.net as I will be posting all three videos on one page... BTW, this should really Piss Off every woman who sees this video and may make you think Twice when November rolls around!!!"By Stephen C. Webster Thursday, June 14, 2012 15:22 EDT A female Democratic state... more
Diane Mapes reports on MSNBC about a recent Centers for Disease Control report (PDF):
Researchers found that between 2006 and 2008, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-old men who had never had any form of sexual contact with another person was 27 percent (up from 22 percent in 2002) while the percentage of 15- to 24-year-old females who had never had any sex whatsoever was 29 percent (up 7 percent points from 22 percent in 2002).
Anjani Chandra, a health scientist at the NCHS and lead author of the study, says 15- to 19-year-olds made up the lion’s share of this category, a finding that seems to counter other reports regarding teen sex trends.
“I think a lot of people misconstrue this as meaning they’ve never had vaginal sex,” she says. “But this is no sexual contact of any kind. They didn’t have oral sex or anal sex. They didn’t have anything.”
Read More on MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41879879/ns/health-sexual_healthDiane Mapes reports on MSNBC about a recent Centers for Disease Control report (PDF):... more
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Host Conor Knighton and team take a comedic look at the week in media, including coverage of The Oscars, Christian Teen TV, fashion advice-dispensing gays, and online videos of the lamest weapons of least destruction ever.
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Host Conor Knighton checks out Kelly Bensimon's Playboy spread as part of his weekly roundup of magazines. Also includes: Tom Hanks' 'The Pacific,' John Maher, Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes, and ventriloquists.
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and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.Host Conor Knighton checks out Kelly Bensimon's Playboy spread as part of his... more
"Andy Dick is in trouble again, arrested in West Virginia for allegedly groping two guys while still on probation for trying to pull down the top of a 17-year-old girl. Andy's in such water that now he's been forced to start groping himself." Chris Martin get comedic about comedians, doing his Mitch Hedberg impression and discussing Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show massacre at Cafe Diem's Comedy Night February 1, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. MC is Joe Hafkey."Andy Dick is in trouble again, arrested in West Virginia for allegedly groping... more
I've really been hesitant about submitting this, but here goes... [Blame it on the full moon]
January 30, 2010
What's wrong with your vagina? If you answered "nothing," you're probably wrong. According to the beauty-industrial complex, it's ugly, and it smells bad. But don't worry-- there's nothing that money can't fix.
1. Problem: Your Vagina Smells Bad
Solution: Vaginal Deodorant
In the seventies, Massengill tried to marry feminism and its vaginal deodorant spray ("With Hexachlorophene") in an ad that declared the product to be "The Freedom Spray." It was "...the better way to be free to enjoy being a woman. Free from worry about external vaginal odor." Because you're going to need that time you used to spend worrying about your vaginal odor to flirt your way through the glass ceiling. Oh, and Hexachlorophene? It's a disinfectant that can be lethal when absorbed through the skin. In 1972, it was added to baby powder in France due to a manufacturing error and killed thirty-six children.
In case you think vaginal deodorant is a relic of the past, just take a trip to the drug store. (I did, and I took notes. The staff of my local Walgreens is convinced that I'm both very thorough and that my vagina smells really bad.) There are several kinds of vaginal deodorants still for sale (Walgreens even manufactures a generic version). You can buy scented vaginal suppositories called Norforms in Island Escape and Summer's Eve Deodorant Spray in Island Splash. (Norforms contain something called Benzethonium chloride, which is also used as a hard surface disinfectant for fruit and classified as a poison in Switzerland. Exotic!) And you can buy FDS (Feminine, Discreet, Sensual) Spray ("For the woman who cares.") in a myriad of scents including Sheer Tropics and Fresh Island Breeze.
Because if you really cared, you'd make your vagina smell like a poisonous island.
2. Problem: Your Vagina is Dirty
Douching, the act of forcing a mixture of fluids up into the vagina with a tube and pump, was first promoted as a form of birth control (it doesn't work) and has continued to be used for vaguely medical reasons: to prevent STIs (sexually transmitted infections), to clean the vagina after menstruation and, of course, to rid it of that disgusting vagina smell. Douching has been repeatedly discouraged by the medical community, which not only doesn't attribute any health benefits to the act, but believes that it can actually harm women. A government Web site run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discourages douching by answering a series of hypothetical questions, one of which is: "My vagina has a terrible odor, can douching help?" The answer: No. Get thee to a doctor.
Despite health concerns, manufacturers still churn out vaginal douches. Pick up a box of Summer's Eve Douche, and you'll find warnings that douching has been associated with PID (Pelvic Inflamatory Disease), ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Right next to the suggestion that women douche after their menstrual period, after using contraceptive jellies and creams and to "clear out any vaginal secretions." So basically, any time your vagina isn't as dry as a British sitcom.
Continued...I've really been hesitant about submitting this, but here goes... [Blame it on... more
Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals.
Link : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8352711.stmWomen are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking"... more
Truman Oscar Wilde comes to WHACKO-TV from the Corporation for Cultural Programming to present his show INTERPRETING WOOD. Joined by fellow Otto Bonn, this program is solid programming that everyone is barking about in our studios.Truman Oscar Wilde comes to WHACKO-TV from the Corporation for Cultural Programming to... more
The Completely Bare salon in NYC is offering a special Valentines do for your hair down there: The Oppulent bikini wax. They will wax off all your hair, spray 24k gold on it, then bedazzle your isht!
So if a nice dress, and a new hair cut (up top) is not enough, you might consider jetting out to NYC for the big night.The Completely Bare salon in NYC is offering a special Valentines do for your hair... more
For the girl who has everything - but this. Excerpt from Amazon.com reviews:
"This book entered my life at a time when I was feeling more or less 'eh' about my vagina. Like, I'd wake up in the morning, first thought: 'I've got a vagina.' Next thought: 'Yeah, so?'
Not anymore. In my mind, at least, my private parts have progressed from the drab Middle Ages to a Technicolor Age of Aquarius. Let the sunshine in."
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R0HU92/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=For the girl who has everything - but this. Excerpt from Amazon.com reviews:... more
A New York gynaecologist has opened the world's first va-jay-jay spa, a "uniquely feminine MedSpa destination" that offers vaginal workouts (with your own *private* exercise coach), pelvic fitness assessments, labial contouring, and the obligatory vaginal rejuvenation surgery that will help women tighten it all up down there.
“If you can vote and you have a vagina, you should do these [exercises],” says Dr Lauri J Romanzi, the founder of Phit (they called it Phit!?). “It’s the dental floss of feminine fitness,” apparently.
Now, I'm not quite sure how political engagement and pumping internal muscles go together (nor vaginas and dental floss, frankly), but it's a nice idea, and I bet women are flocking to the 'spa' like droopy-muffed moths to a flame.
Like there aren't enough things wrong with us that we need to fix already.
A New York gynaecologist has opened the world's first va-jay-jay spa, a... more
Comedienne Rosanne Barr is so sarcastic that it’s hard to tell when she’s being truthful. However it seems that she was telling the truth last night on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson when she told Craig that she’d had vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Craig asks her what it’s like being out there as a single woman, and she mentions that she had the surgery and she now has a ‘vajunior’ instead of a vagina.
TMI Roseanne...TMIComedienne Rosanne Barr is so sarcastic that it’s hard to tell when she’s... more
Surgeons removed a patients inflamed appendix through her vagina, "a first in the United States."
"The procedure, called Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), involves passing surgical instruments through a natural orifice, such as the mouth or vagina, to remove a diseased organ such as an appendix or gallbladder. Only one incision is made through the belly button for the purpose of inserting a two millimeter camera into the abdominal cavity so the surgeons can safely access the surgical site."
Wow...This is amazing.Surgeons removed a patients inflamed appendix through her vagina, "a first in the... more