Male Politician Thinks that Your Vagina and Stomach are Connected

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Republican State Representative Vito Barbieri from the state of Idaho thinks that a woman's vagina has some sort of direct passageway to her stomach because, I mean, how else does the pee come out?


This rather impressive display of anatomical ignorance (h/t Salon) came during a Idaho House State Affairs Committee hearing where the members heard testimony on a bill that "would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine."

Our friend Vito asked Dr. Julie Madsen, who was testifying against the bill, if women could simply swallow a camera in order for doctors to perform remote gynecological exams. Madsen I assume chocked back cries of utter disdain and horror before explaining that "swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina."

On one hand, I would be willing to bet that most men are wildly uninformed about female anatomy. Why should Vito here be any different? He doesn't have a vagina so why does it matter that he knows anything about it? Oh yeah, because these exact idiot men get to make medical decisions on behalf of women.

The bill passed and Barbierei will go back to his side gig of sitting on the board of a crisis pregnancy center in the state. Cool.

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Ari Schwartz: Dark Lord of the Snark

Hold on a second there, LADIES.

If there's no direct connection between the vaginal thingies and the stomach, then why does a woman's pregnant stomach grow large after she's slutted it up and gotten preggers?

CHECKMATE, smartasses.