Even a Proposed Sex Boycott Couldn't Stop the Michigan House from Passing Insane Anti-Abortion Law

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Today Michigan moved one step closer to being deemed the most lady-hostile state in the nation as their House passed a massive and crazily restrictive anti-abortion law. While passage was widely expected, the vote was preceded by an hour of heated debate, which included Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown uttering the words, "I'm flattered that you're all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no."

Flattery will get you nowhere with Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who suggested that women stop having sex with their partners until the legislation was stopped. She said, "We're launching a war on women. Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House." But not even a sexless future was enough to scare the members of the House, who voted 70 to 39 in favor of the bill. And now we wait—perhaps in a sexless vacuum—until the state Senate takes up the bill, which probably won't be until September.


Detroit lawmaker calls for sex boycott as Michigan House approves anti-abortion bill [Detroit Free Press]

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Jean Rhys Lives

So I think I'm going to form a task force of liberals in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio to just go ahead and physically sever Michigan from our borders and let it float around in the Great Lakes all by itself. This kind of crazy is contagious, and we have enough of that already, thank you kindly.