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From emails sent in June to Michigan state legislator Lisa Brown after she spoke out against a bill restricting access to abortion. Brown ended her comments by saying, “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.” The next day, the majority floor leader barred her from speaking, arguing that her reference to her vagina violated decorum.

Your attempt to communicate the idea that anyone who disagrees with you is guilty of rape is why hysterical women have been kept out of politics for the last 10,000 years. I suggest that you engage in oral sex, because apparently your mouth is your biggest asset.

If I were a Michigan legislator I would definitely be thinking about your vagina. You look hot in that picture. Keep exercising and if you’re down this way I’m ready.

What makes you think anyone, let alone your Republican colleagues, cares about your vagina? Yours is probably full of herpes and only God and your Planned Parenthood murderer doctor know what else. You, madam, are offensive in the extreme!

What a sick pervert you are. Can you imagine if a man said anything connected to a “vagina”? You obviously didn’t know what the bill was about, either.

You are not a respectable lady. You must be a lesbian.

The discussion was not about your particular vagina or your colleagues’ interest in it. Once you digressed in this manner you made women look foolish and childish.

Please be advised the legislation you are protesting involves your UTERUS way more than it involves your VAGINA. Please learn proper anatomy.

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