Revenge of the vagina

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Jun 19 22:41:58 UTC 2012

I know just how those Michigan Republicans feel.  These indecent postings
are bringing a blush to my innocent cheeks.


On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> At 6/16/2012 03:45 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> And yesterday, a Michigan Rep. was prevented from saying
>> "vagina" in her speech on an abortion bill. In every case, the prudish
>> element was Republican legislators.
> "Silenced Mich. lawmaker does 'Vagina Monologues'"
> vagina-monologues-235603374.**html<>
> Apparently Michigan Republicans added another banned word:
> "Democratic Rep. Barb Byrum, of Onondaga, said she also was barred
> from speaking last Thursday because she referred to vasectomies
> during the debate."
> Joel
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George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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