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Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:13 PM

Poem read at Senate Hearings-If my Vagina was a Gun

As a father of two strong Texas women, this poem made me smile http://dailytexanonline.com/blogs/the-update/2013/07/08/liveblog-texas-senate-committee-hears-abortion-legislation

Austinite Katie Heim was one of many to testify before the committee. Unlike the other testifiers, she read a poem she wrote, called "If My Vagina Was a Gun." Read the full poem, below:
"If my vagina was a gun, you would stand for its rights,
You would ride on buses and fight all the fights.
If my vagina was a gun, you would treat it with care,
You wouldn't spill all its secrets because, well, why go there.
If my vaginas was a gun, you'd say what it holds is private
From cold dead hands we could pry, you surely would riot.
If my vagina was a gun, it's rights would all be protected,
no matter the body count or the children effected.
If my vagina was a gun, I could bypass security,
concealed carry laws would ensure I'd have impunity.
If my vagina was a gun, I wouldn't have to beg you,
I could hunt this great land and do all the things men do.
But my vagina is not a gun, it is a mightier thing,
With a voice that rings true making lawmakers ears ring.
Vaginas are not delicate, they are muscular and magic,
So stop messing with mine, with legislation that's tragic.
My vagina's here to demand from the source,
Listen to the voices of thousand or feel their full force.
"

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Gothmog Jul 2013 OP
Daemonaquila Jul 2013 #1
TxDemChem Jul 2013 #2
shenmue Jul 2013 #3
kentauros Jul 2013 #4
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #5
oogiecatt Jul 2013 #6

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:25 PM

1. Awesome attempt...

but lousy poetry. Good for her, though.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:02 PM

2. She probably limited herself to their vocabulary,

Only throwing in big words when she couldn't dumb them down

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:21 PM

3. !!

Yay for lady parts! Yay!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 09:40 PM

4. Post this in the Gungeon!



Well, at least cross-post it in GD, for more exposure, if you haven't already

I'll have to see if there's any news anywhere of how the committee members reacted to that!

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Tue Jul 9, 2013, 09:36 PM

6. TY for sharing the words!

She was cheered loudly as we watched in the Auditorium (overflow room) in the Capital Monday afternoon. She spiced it up for those 'poor' GOP'ers who were complaining the testimonies were 'too repetitive.'

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