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Silenced Mich. lawmaker does 'Vagina Monologues'
AP ^ | June 18, 2012 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN

Posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:01 PM PDT by presidio9

A state lawmaker who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying "vagina" during debate over anti-abortion legislation performed "The Vagina Monologues" on the Statehouse steps — with a hand from the author.

Eve Ensler, whose groundbreaking play about women's sexuality still packs theaters 16 years after it debuted, oversaw Monday night's performance by Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown, 10 other lawmakers and several actresses.

Capitol facilities director Steve Benkovsky estimated about 2,500 spectators — women and men — watched the play in downtown Lansing from lawn chairs and blankets. Billed on Facebook as the "Vaginas Take Back the Capitol!" event, the combination play and protest included political signs and chants of "Vagina! Vagina!"

Ensler, who flew in from California, where she's overseeing production of her new play, said she was thrilled to be involved and likened the punishment meted out by the Republican leadership of the state House to "the Dark Ages."

"If we ever knew deep in our hearts that the issue about abortion ... was not really about fetuses and babies, but really men's terror of women's sexuality and power, I think it's fully evidenced here," Ensler told The Associated Press by phone Monday before arriving in Lansing.

"We're talking about the silencing of women, we're talking about censoring people for saying a body part," she said. "Half of these people who are trying to regulate vaginas, they can't even say the word."

Brown made her comments during debate last week on legislation that supporters say would make abortions safer but that opponents say would make it much harder for women to get abortions. While speaking against a bill that would require doctors to ensure abortion-seekers haven't been coerced into ending their pregnancies,

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abortion; homosexualagenda; pedophilia; vaginamonologues
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:06 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Damn woman, put than thang away.

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2 posted on 06/18/2012 7:26:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:20 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: presidio9
The other side of the story.

Banning Comments Not New In Lansing Democrats routinely kept Republicans from speaking, too
4 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Silenced Mich. lawmaker does 'Vagina Monologues'

What, was she lip synching or something?

5 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
What, was she lip synching or something?

Nope, not touching that with a ten foot pole.
6 posted on 06/18/2012 7:33:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

DemocRATS are some sick bass turds. All of them.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: presidio9

I always think Miss Emily Litella would have something to say about these “Virginia Monologues”...


8 posted on 06/18/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: cripplecreek
Could've been ventriloquism too, I suppose. It was just the dangedest thing.
9 posted on 06/18/2012 7:36:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: presidio9
Lisa Brown was the kind of kid who'd pull her drawers down for a quarter. That's Democrats for you, always pulling their drawers down(figuratively and literally) and summoning the world to see.
10 posted on 06/18/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: presidio9

Abortion IS about murder of babies plain and simple. If it wasn’t then why would you do it?


11 posted on 06/18/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: presidio9

Abortion IS about murder of babies plain and simple. If it wasn’t then why would you do it?


12 posted on 06/18/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She’s tying to play it up as legitimate debate being silenced. The reality is that she was overusing the word for unnecessary shock value.

After all, abortion has a lot more to do with a uterus and short of explaining the actual procedure, there was really no need to use the word.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 7:42:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

Good Lord. These sickening feminists hate their own bodies-—and particularly God, since He is the Designer. They hate the Patriarchy because the men STILL have the power. EVEN MORE SO!!!! God loves men and so do I. He made them in His image (that is why the HATE). I also love myself and God-fearing women.

Now, because of these sickening Godless women, the bodies of women are worthless—not even used for creation of human beings-—but used as toilet paper for some lust of a male. Even worse—they advocate using objects to invade their orifices BY WOMEN-—so creepy—glorification of lesbianism-—These sick Godless women use their bodies in the most debasing, inhumane ways ever conceivable and they glorify it to children and advocate molesting children in this sick, degenerate play. Chastity Bono was raped by a Lesbian when 11 or 12. Such evil people should rot in hell.

Interesting that these hate-filled “women” have a stage when they hate half of the human race—well, actually the whole human race since self-loathing is the result of the Godless condition.

That gross play marginalizes the female body and reduces it to body parts, devoid of soul and dignity. It even advocates rape of a girl. It is evil.

And to top it off—they promote putting toxins (birth control) in girls maturing bodies as young as 13 years old-—so they can treat their body like a piece of toilet paper for men (or women) to use and then throw away. This disrespect and poisoning of their system so they can treat themselves as worthless trash is the “Right” these hags cry for. Disgusting!


14 posted on 06/18/2012 7:44:10 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: cripplecreek; FlingWingFlyer
Buried within the story:

Brown made her comments during debate last week on legislation that supporters say would make abortions safer but that opponents say would make it much harder for women to get abortions. While speaking against a bill that would require doctors to ensure abortion-seekers haven't been coerced into ending their pregnancies, Brown told Republicans, "I'm flattered you're all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no."

Brown was barred from speaking in the House during the next day's session. House Republicans say they didn't object to her saying "vagina." They said Brown compared the legislation to rape, violating House decorum. She denies the allegation.

"Her comments compared the support of legislation protecting women and life to rape, and I fully support Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas' decision to maintain professionalism and order on the House floor," GOP Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, of Alto, said in a statement last week.

Democratic Rep. Barb Byrum, of Onondaga, said she also was barred from speaking last Thursday because she referred to vasectomies during the debate.

"I'm overwhelmed by how much attention we're getting around the world," she told Monday's crowd.

Before the play began, Ensler joined Brown and Byrum on the Capitol steps and called for an apology from the Republicans who barred them from speaking.

"These women stood for our rights," Ensler said to applause. "The vaginas are out. We are here to stay."

15 posted on 06/18/2012 7:46:39 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Pathetic, brainless, leftist attention whores.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 7:50:16 PM PDT by opus86
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To: presidio9
Democratic Rep. Barb Byrum, of Onondaga, said she also was barred from speaking last Thursday because she referred to vasectomies during the debate.

"I'm overwhelmed by how much attention we're getting around the world," she told Monday's crowd.


Byrum also attempted to enter legislation requiring vasectomies or something as a childish stunt.
17 posted on 06/18/2012 7:51:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All
Was Vagina Monologues based on the James Bond movie Pussy Galore or the other way around?
18 posted on 06/18/2012 8:06:57 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: presidio9
"I'm overwhelmed by how much attention we're getting around the world," she told Monday's crowd.

....and the ends justifies the means, for the lefties.

19 posted on 06/18/2012 8:13:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: presidio9
Here's "Monologue Barb". Nice lips. :-)

What's up with the cross necklace? seems out of character.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 8:14:35 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: cripplecreek

Well.... they couldn’t get her to clam up.

Without even reading down the thread...I saw this story elsewhere.

It’s not the word that got her in trouble. She basically accused the speaker of wanting to RAPE her.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 8:16:17 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Silly me. I thought these were the 'vagina monologues'...
22 posted on 06/18/2012 8:18:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Winstons Julia

Both Brown and Byrum were out of control which is why they were given a time out. They wee accusing others of rape, attempting to enter ridiculous time wasting legislation etc.

They were throwing a tantrum.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 8:21:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: opus86
Pathetic, brainless, leftist attention whores.

Too bad that doesn't make a good acronym. We need something short, easy to spell.

24 posted on 06/18/2012 8:22:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: presidio9
"If we ever knew deep in our hearts that the issue about abortion ... was not really about fetuses and babies, but really men's terror of women's sexuality and power, I think it's fully evidenced here," Ensler told The Associated Press...

No, Eve, deep in your hearts you're just enraged that people don't give a damn what's between your legs, and you're all throwing an endless "typical-female" sh!tfit over it, trying to gain enough power to destroy the world because it didn't tell you you were pretty enough.

Your rage is nothing but toxic narcissism, and the sign of mental illness.

25 posted on 06/18/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: cripplecreek
>> What, was she lip synching or something?

> Nope, not touching that with a ten foot pole.

Hmmmmph. Braggart. ;-)

26 posted on 06/18/2012 8:27:09 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: cripplecreek; opus86; Winstons Julia
Both Brown and Byrum were out of control which is why they were given a time out. They wee accusing others of rape, attempting to enter ridiculous time wasting legislation etc.

Karnak says, "What are, Pathetic, brainless, leftist attention whores."

27 posted on 06/18/2012 8:29:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: presidio9

How do these libs hold the hammer when they are nailing themselves to these crosses?


28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:32:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: UCANSEE2; cripplecreek

I have seen this story on other sites for days now.

They QUOTE the entire thing, but claim she was punished for saying “vagina.”

I think some of them really don’t understand that she was accusing the speaker of wanting to rape her with the “no means no” comment.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"What, was she lip synching or something?"

Maybe she was singing from her diaphragm.

30 posted on 06/18/2012 8:33:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
DemocRATS are some sick bass turds.

Well... it's not easy stabbing others in the back, and dancing on their dead corpses to gain wealth and power.

31 posted on 06/18/2012 8:34:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: savagesusie
they promote putting toxins (birth control) in girls maturing bodies as young as 13 years old-—so they can treat their body like a piece of toilet paper for men (or women) to use and then throw away.

Why can't we just build robot girls and boys that we can throw away (or recycle) when we 'tire' of their 'affections'?


32 posted on 06/18/2012 8:38:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hhhmmpph. Probably sounded like KD Lang.


33 posted on 06/18/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: UCANSEE2

Well, the Japanese are already doing that, so what’s next?


34 posted on 06/18/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Winstons Julia
I think some of them really don’t understand that she was accusing the speaker of wanting to rape her with the “no means no” comment.

More likely that he was thinking about hitting her in the head with a shovel, isn't it?

35 posted on 06/18/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Robot boys and girls. Yes.

That is what these evil feminazis are all about-—taking all of humanity out of people. Reducing us to a body of no meaning and worth, to be used in disgusting, debasing ways which remove self-esteem and dignity and chance for long-term happiness. Sickening nihilists.


36 posted on 06/18/2012 8:51:44 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: MHGinTN
Well, the Japanese are already doing that, so what’s next?

Ease trade restrictions ?

37 posted on 06/18/2012 8:52:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nervous Tick

She should be wearing a pentagram.

She looks like a man in drag.


38 posted on 06/18/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: UCANSEE2

It really isn’t funny, but I appreciate your effort at humor. The robot makers over there are making children and tenns and adult females, with complete ‘anatomical characteristics’. I reads on an FR thread a few years ago that Japanese men will buy a whole family and have them in his apartment to fulfill the silent but present function of a dutiful family. How sad to live in such loneliness!


39 posted on 06/18/2012 9:01:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: savagesusie
Reducing us to a body of no meaning and worth, to be used in disgusting, debasing ways which remove self-esteem and dignity and chance for long-term happiness.

TRUE HAPPINESS, long-term, is only found in one place. It comes from within, not from without.

Unfortunately, our society is based on mass belief that it is from 'without'. And that getting EVERYTHING YOU WANT is Happiness.

God gives us what we 'need' (and sometimes it sucks)

Lucifer offers us what we 'want'. (to put it in simple religious terms).

Which is what this 'story' is all about.


40 posted on 06/18/2012 9:12:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: cripplecreek; RegulatorCountry
What, was she lip synching or something?

Nope, not touching that with a ten foot pole.

Personally, I think that both of these women were talking out of their _ _ _!

41 posted on 06/18/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Tzimisce
How do these libs hold the hammer when they are nailing themselves to these crosses?

ah.... on the left.

42 posted on 06/18/2012 9:14:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yes. The Culture of Death. Nihilism. Materialism. Absolutely a pathetic way to “live” a life.


43 posted on 06/18/2012 9:22:30 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: QT3.14
Neither. In Bond films, all the characters are adults. Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues presents a middle aged lesbian getting a thirteen year old girl in the sack as a good thing.

It is pedophile propaganda.

44 posted on 06/18/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I should have put a /sarc on it.....just using a play on words.


45 posted on 06/18/2012 9:32:24 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: presidio9

She engaged in homosexual rape in public?


46 posted on 06/18/2012 9:33:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MHGinTN
How sad to live in such loneliness!

The Japanese sure are different, aren't they?

They too are searching for 'happiness' in the material world. It's just that their culture embraces sexuality, while ours represses it.

I don't believe they have any better results (with robots) than Hollywood celebrities do with child stars.

In the end, what you get to take with you is what you DID for others.

If they were made out of plastic, they don't count.

If you DID IT TO THEM, instead of FOR THEM, it didn't count.

Odd how those who get 'everything they want', seem to commit suicide.

47 posted on 06/18/2012 9:37:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Past Your Eyes

“Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.”

I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a better summative description.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Past Your Eyes

“Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.”

I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a better summative description.


49 posted on 06/18/2012 9:41:19 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: presidio9

Can you imagine if some man wrote a play with men telling stories about their genitals? Nobody, especially heterosexual men, would go to see it. It would be a huge flop.

A woman writes it, and then tells other women it is “empowering” somehow, and KA-CHING! Suckers.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 10:13:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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