Yesterday, two female state representatives in Michigan were banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the State House because they refused to fall in line during a debate about abortion. The Republican who banned Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum said some nonsense about "decorum," and another GOP-er took offense at her use of "no means no." But this excuse doesn't make a lot of sense, and so the women have been left to speculate about the real reason they were given the boot. Byrum spoke out of turn, but Brown's most egregious crime seems to be using the word "vagina" in the presence of delicate Republican man-ears. So what's a female legislator trying to defend her vagina against government intrusion to do?
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