Michigan State Representativehas been banned from speaking on the House floor after she used the word ‘vagina’ in her remarks about women’s reproductive rights legislation.
Rep. Lisa Brown, a Democrat, said, “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no,” according to MSNBC.
“Michigan’s Republican Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas banned Brown, along with Rep. Barb Byrum, also a Democrat, from speaking Thursday for violating the decorum of the House,” the Washington Post reported.
Since the focus of Republican legislation in recent months has been on limiting the rights of women, State Representative Barb Byrum, believed that women should not be the only ones subjected to new laws that limit reproductive rights, so she introduced a bill for men.
Michigan House Bill 5711 bans men from all vasectomy’s, unless the procedure is needed to save the man's life.
Vasectomy is a form of birth control for men, which should also be banned so fairness applies to all birth control, and women are not discriminated against by male legislators on birth control issues.
After all, women cannot reproduce by themselves.
In response to being banned from speaking in the Michigan House, the 'Vagina Monologues' play will be performed on the steps of the Michigan State House on Monday night. The event was promoted on the Facebook page "Vaginas take back the Capitol."