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  •  What do you think about vagina and the issues? (1+ / 0-)
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    To the diarist and other Koassacks.....

    Does it strike anybody else as "What's Wrong With This Picture?" when vagina is being advocated for?

    It makes me forget what the legislative issue is.

    The men who are the obstacles will probably tune out 'vagina' messages and/or completely fail to understand.

    They will miss the point.

    Is there some way to make them never, ever try to make anyone a second class citizen? Or to violate their rights?

    Do you know what I mean?

    •  you make a it's time (3+ / 0-)

      to vote as many of them out of office as possible...

    •  don't agree; they did the right thing (2+ / 0-)
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      Eclectablog, martyc35

      German Constitution, Article 1 (1) The dignity of man is inviolable. To respect and protect it is the duty of all state authority.

      by Mark B on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 04:42:09 PM PDT

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    •  Disagree-Detroit Free Press Headline... (7+ / 0-)

      was: "V-Day Rocks State Capitol" and the article explained the issues on the front page, and the complete page 6A in the print edition continued the report of the event, with pictures, and with a sidebar timeline:  

      At least a few thousand women and at most a few hundred men thronged the state Capitol lawn Monday evening in an event that was equal parts angry political protest of the Legislature's push to tighten abortion law and playful celebration of women and what was once called their private parts....
      The Timeline: How the Vagina War Began again explains the issues in detail and tells all the events that led up to the protest:
      Wednesday:  The state House passes a bill...placing new restrictions on abortion clinics... Most Democrats say that the bill is aimed at closing clinics and making access to abortion much more difficult in Michigan. Three Democratic female members are especially peeved at what they characterize as the war on women...

      The timeline goes on to discuss the daily events, including the Sunday protest.  

      A half-page opinion column took up the top half of page 2A: Don't Let state push women to Dark Ages

      Forty-something years ago, Annamary Fox was a registered nurse in the operating recovery rooms of a Detroit hospital.

      What she saw led her to leave the Catholic Church.

      What she saw led her to testify at public hearings.

      What she saw has never left her, not in forty-something years.

      She watched women die

      They had been butchered in shoddy abortion operations and showed up at the hospital suffering from infections too severe to treat.

      Then, again on the Free Press Editorial Page:  Silenced Voices Get Even Louder Over vagina remarks in MI.

      Did it never occur to Michigan's Republican legislative leaders that muzzling two Democratic state lawmakers might serve to amplify their voices rather than stifle them?

      If not, they surely know better now.

      The truth is, as stated in the editorial, most people hadn't heard of the two Democratic Representatives until the Republicans (temporarily) shut them up, by using the uttering of the word "vagina" by Rep. Brown as their excuse to silence the women.  

      This republican retaliation has backfired, because it has given national publicity to the two up-till-that-time largely unknown Democratic politicians, and has given national attention to the efforts of the republicans to take MI women "back to the Dark Ages."

      Thanks to the Republicans feigned fear of the word "vagina" and their unprecedented efforts to stifle free speech in the House, more people than ever in MI know far more about the republicans efforts to make MI the most repressive state in the country re: abortions than they did before Rep. Brown dared to say "Vagina" on the House Floor.  

    •  Oh, have no fear (5+ / 0-)

      The overriding message was that we need to stop this legislation. Lori Lamerand from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan finished the night off by giving out the phone number to Governor Snyder's office with a call to call and lobby and get ACTIVE to stop this odious legislation.

      It was very well done. The vagina was simply the device to get out the message. Kinda cool, when you think about it.

      "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
      -- Dr. Peter Venkman

      Join me & LOLGOP at the new & improved

      by Eclectablog on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 06:09:44 PM PDT

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