Hundreds of women protested Oklahoma's extreme Personhood bill at the State Capitol yesterday, but the most memorable moment at the rally was held by an elected official.
District 11 State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre had some choice words for men attempting to legislate the very deep insides of women's bodies by carrying a sign that read "If I Wanted the Government in my Womb, I'd Fuck a Senator."
I'm not sure if it's the all-caps, the festive, hand-drawn lettering, or the giant grin on the Eason McIntyre's face, but I do believe that this is the perfect sign for the would-be-hilarious-if-it-wasn't-terrifying occasion.
McIntyre didn't create the sign herself; credit for that goes to some local college students who brought it to the rally. But the Senator was charmed by its whimsy and strong message, felt compelled to hold it aloft herself. It feels good to swear about this, doesn't it?
Also present at the rally was Democratic State Senator Constance Johnson, the woman who gained fame and girlcrushes when she attempted to attach a provision to the Personhood law that would bar men from ejaculating in any place other than inside a woman's vagina.
Johnson withdrew her amendment, and the bill, which declares that life begins at conception, has passed in the Senate and will be heard in the House.
Unsurprisingly, the always-humorless proponents of Personhood don't find protesting, or signs, or fun, or jokes funny at all. Says Bob Crain, the bill's sponsor, "A sign like that diminishes the importance and the seriousness of the issue and it's regrettable. You look at Senate Bill 1433 and it says life begins at conception and that the unborn have rights."
And that's where the Personhood movement loses me. Words like unborn? My god. It's like Terry Jones himself wrote this Oklahoman legislative session.
Image via Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman