Jon Stewart talks vagina

Last night, The Daily Show took on the GOP’s War on Women and more specifically, its War on Vaginas. Last week, Michigan Democratic legislators Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown (W. Bloomfield) responded to a bill limiting access to abortion with a provision that would limit men’s access to vasectomies. While addressing the house, Brown said: “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.” The Republican House Speaker banned the women from speaking because of “their comments and actions yesterday that failed to maintain the decorum of the House of Representatives.”

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Stewart joked,

“can you believe this lady bringing up vaginas in an abortion debate…. What are they worried about? Vaginas aren’t like Voldemort or Beetlejuice. Invoking the name ‘vagina’ doesn’t make them suddenly appear. Believe me, if it did, then high school would have been very different for me.”

As is so often the case, The Daily Show brings us the news and analysis missing from the so called “news.”

[I'm at the Taking Back the American Dream Conference but if someone transcribes the clip, I'll update the post with it.]

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  1. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”

    Thats just dishonest. The Bill was not about womens Vaginas, but about facilities that provide abortion. And “no means no”? So her Colleagues are rapists now that need to be told “no means no”? I wouldnt want to hear what else she has to say after that either.

    Unfortunately that kind of dishonest rhetoric and debate seems to be the new normal across the board.

  2. Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Someone should e-mail Boehner this clip too:

    He’ll like it right? Peggy looks just like Sarah Palin! :)

  3. Posted June 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m late on this one, but remember when Rep. Joe Wilson screamed out “You Lie!” to Obama ?
    That certainly disrupted the decorum, but I don’t recall any punishment or bans for him.
    Such hypocrisy.

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