Censorship Over the “V” Word
Rep. Lisa Brown, a Michigan State House member was banned from speaking on the floor Thursday because she used the word “vagina” during a debate about abortion the day before. A spokesperson for the Speaker of the House stated that Brown was censored for her “offensive comments.”
You can watch her speech here and decide for yourself.
In an interview today in her defense, Brown brought up an interesting point: “If you can’t talk and you can’t use the word ‘vagina’ — why are you legislating about vaginas?”
Regardless of political party or view on reproductive rights, it’s a good question.