Episode 52: Bagingo!

4 comments on Episode 52: Bagingo!

  1. Dumbass says:

    By pure coincidence, I actually used the word “vagina” in my latest episode.

    Even though it wasn’t my intention, I am going to retroactively claim that I did so to show solidarity with representatives Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum!

  2. Merari says:

    I first read the vagina story through skepchick last week and was wondering (even while hearing about it on CD) why everyone seems to be assuming that this is because the word vagina was used. When I read about it and listened to the recording I was under the understanding that it may have been because “and finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re so interested in my vagina, but no means no” comes across as implying that the men want to get in her pants.
    I would like to say that I agree that disallowing her to speak because of what she said is not benefiting the discussion or anyone for that matter, but I am under the impression that stating that it is because she said vagina is a little disingenuous.
    If you could point me elsewhere to change my mind I would genuinely appreciate it.
    You guys rock. 4/5 😉

    1. diss0713 says:

      “What she said was offensive,” Republican Rep. Mike Callton told The Detroit News. “It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”

      Would he not say “No means No” in mixed company? And I do think that the use of “no means no,” is very poignant here. People are trying to force women to do things with their body that they aren’t comfortable doing.

      We have to make assumptions because I have not read a reason by the Republicans on this; all the articles I have read say they have chosen to remain silent. I guess it is all about interpretation, and we chose to interpret it in a way that yields more jokes. Thanks for listening.

  3. Merari says:

    Thanks for the response, I do appreciate it. I’ve been wondering if this has been intentional or if I have been missing something here. I’m not offended but it’s been buzzing in my mind for a week.

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