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View Diary: Detroit News' Nolan Finley: Dem Lt. Gov. candidate Lisa Brown is "milking the vagina business" (10 comments)

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    For those seeking background:
    As written by Rep. Brown, herself

    One week ago, the Michigan House of Representatives was taking up some of the most restrictive anti-choice legislation in the country. It was in the context of this bill that I said, "Finally Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'"
    I got word that Republican House leaders had banned me and my colleague Rep. Barb Byrum from speaking on the House floor. I was shocked.
    As a storm of protest grew against our silencing and women across the state started to rally around my use of the word vagina
    Among the people watching this unfold was Eve Ensler, who wrote the award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues."
    http://www.cnn.com/...

    So this is what happened next

    Hundreds of people gathered at the State Capitol in Lansing for a performance of the "Vagina Monologues " Monday evening.

    Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler was there for the special performance on the Capitol steps.

    Sen. Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D- East Lansing), Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor), Rep. Barb Byrum (D- Onondaga), Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw), Rep. Dian Slavens (D- Canton Township), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit), Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield), Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), and Rep. Joan Bauer (D-Lansing) performed along with Ensler and local actors.
    http://www.wxyz.com/...

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:58:07 AM PDT

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