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Nice Girls Don't Say 'Vagina' -- What The Rep. Lisa Brown Controversy Is Really About [View all]

Nice girls don't say the word "vagina."

They don't say the word "vasectomy," either.

That's what two female lawmakers being banned from speaking last week -- a move Inside Michigan Politics Publisher Bill Ballenger called unprecedented -- is really about.

As much of the country knows, thanks to coverage from National Public Radio, CBS News and CNN, Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) protested some highly restrictive abortion bills by announcing in a floor speech: "I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no."

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Ari Adler, press secretary for House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall), unloaded on Brown and Byrum, accusing the two mothers of throwing "temper tantrums." He said the comments violated the "decorum" of the House and blasted Brown's in particular for being "inappropriate and uncivilized."

Translation: You're both very bad girls. Go sit in a corner and think about what you've done.

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Really? In the year 2012, more than 40 years after the sexual revolution, the word "vagina" is still considered to be as dirty as a curse word? That seems to say more about Mike Callton, whose claim to fame used to be his birther bill requiring candidates to present a birth certificate to get on the ballot, than the woman who used the term.

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