Lisa Brown is a state representative in Michigan. She has been barred from speaking on the floor of the state House because she blathered on about her vagina, a situation she is quite peeved about. She claims her vagina shouting was in the context of legislation regarding women’s health care, so that makes it all right.
It is NOT all right. I’m sure there is a time and a place to shout “Vagina! Vagina! Vagina!” The august halls of a legislative body really isn’t it, though.
When I was growing up, I attended a class called White Gloves And Party Manners. The course, spanning three months of Saturdays at Flah’s department store, taught a girl everything she needed to know about being socially graceful. I know which utensils to use and when, how to sit and even how to curtsy, how to be a good guest, how to address royalty and heads of state if I happen to be introduced to them, and yes, how to keep my white gloves nice.
Nowhere in all of that instruction did they ever mention that it was a good idea for me to publicly discuss my vagina should I be elected to political office. read more »