After saying “vagina” during a debate over the most anti-choice piece of legislation ever to be proposed in Michigan, Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown was silenced from the next day’s debates.
But they couldn’t silence her on the capitol steps.
Brown and other lawmakers will do a command performance of the “Vagina Monologues” to protest the Republican power play of not allowing Brown to speak during the next day’s votes.
Via Detroit Free Press:
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[M]ore than 2,800 people say they plan to attend a protest at the Capitol tonight, with many of those taking to a Facebook page created for the event to share their plans.
One man posted a picture of cupcakes decorated like vaginas he said he plans to bring, while a woman suggested showing up wearing tampon jewelry to the play, “The Vagina Monologues,” which will be performed on the steps of the Capitol at 6 p.m.
“Bring signs, bring your vagina, bring your outrage, bring your humor,” said the play’s author, Eve Ensler.
[Rep. Lisa Brown] will join at least eight other Michigan legislators, local actresses and Ensler in the play. They will read a series of monologues that deal with the vagina and of love, birth, orgasm and rape.
If Brown received a day of silence for saying vagina in the legislative session, I wonder how many days they will silence her for a vagina protest?