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The press secretary for the house speaker blasted Brown’s
use of the anatomically correct word as “inappropriate and uncivilized.” A male
representative from another state declared that the word was “so offensive, I
don’t even want to say it in front of women.”
When did vagina become a 4-letter word? After all, about
half of the population has one. But even tampon commercials avoid the word,
replacing it with “down there” or cutesy names like “va-jay-jay.” Think about
it: when’s the last time a grown man referred to his “wee-wee”?
If we feel too uncomfortable to even say “vagina,” how can
we expect anyone to take women’s health issues seriously?
What do you think? Was Representative Brown’s use of the
word “vagina” inappropriate?
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BY SIMONE SHAPIRO ON 7/7/2012 4:47:00 PM
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It's not inappropriate at all! It's not a cuss word, it's the name of a female body part! Sure, men are uncomfortable saying it, be we can say it, after all it is OUR body part, right? Men aren't uncomfortable for saying "penis"! I mean, banning a woman who said who just said "vagina" isn't right! As women, we say it a lot! I mean sure, she was in front of a crowd of people including men, but guys would've done the same thing! IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!
by cheetah#1 on 8/2/2012 5:59:36 PM
Maybe its a Cultural Thing!
Va-jay-jay sounds so silly, why cant a grown up say vagina, its not a nasty word. We put up with hearing the word penis and seeing them in many cases so why was he called out.
Maybe its a society or cultural thing, because my friend went to that anatomy and body exhibit in New York and she told me that the you mainly saw real Penises and actual naked male bodies and only a few things about our bodies. So maybe its more acceptable to talk and see men's reproductive organs.
by fashionqn on 8/1/2012 3:32:47 PM
In my opinion, those reps need to GROW UP. Offensive, my foot! I can say that word, or type it at least: vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, VAGINA. I can say vaginal. Vaginal, vaginal,vaginal, VAGINAL. Face it, Reps: Women bleed through a vagina. Not a down there or va-jay-jay. A VAGINA!
by ShirleyFeeney on 7/31/2012 9:46:50 PM
I don't think it was inappropriate at all. It IS a body part, just like our hands, arms, or feet (although it is a much more private one), and I don't see how using the word would be considered offensive. It's not like the rep used an offensive, slang word for 'vagina'. THAT would be different. She just said vagina and that is the anatomically correct term! It really all depends on the context in which it was used, as well. Coming from a representative I'm sure it was fine. These people are ridiculously uptight!
by barenziah97 on 7/23/2012 12:37:06 AM
Why shouldn't girls be able to say 'vagina'?! It seems that it's 'inappropriate' for a girl to say any type of body part name, but for guys..it's perfectly OK. Ms. Brown should be allowed to speak again. If we, as girls and young women, aren't allowed to say the scientific name for one of our body parts.. then WHAT'S THE POINT OF HEALTH CLASS?! And,free speech..If the other Reps...(mainly the men) couldn't handle it..they could have 1) tuned her out; 2) left the room; 3)GROWN UP! Half of my guy friends are PERFECTLY OK with saying 'vagina'...and they are TEENAGERS!! The men Representatives should grow up..and quit being perverted teenage boys..They should grow up. Finally, I somewhat feel this as prejudiced...I don't know if anyone else does or not..bu..whatever...
by spoken4 on 7/22/2012 10:56:56 PM
THIS IS A VERY HARD ISSUE TO UNDERSTAND BUT I THINK SHE SHOULD MOST DEFFINENTLY NOT BEEN BANED BECAUSE WOMEN DONT REFER THEIR VAGINA AS A WEE WEE AND IF SHE WAS TO REFER TO A VAGINA AS A WEE WEE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN UTTERLY HUMILIATED. HALF THE POPULATION HAS ONE SO WHY BE ASHAMED TO SAY IT. THATS MY OPINION
by ccmarie123 on 7/18/2012 8:28:09 PM
this article should have said what the context was... hard to tell this way. but still who says vajayjay?!
by kgirls2001 on 7/17/2012 12:04:20 PM
wow!!! So what are they expected to say va jay jay in health class too? ridiculous.
by sidneyricerules18 on 7/16/2012 6:47:20 PM
I think it depends on the context in which it was used. I know I have heard it used in offensive ways before, (mostly by immature teen boys), but if it was used in a serious manner, it shouldn't be an issue. You don't get in trouble for saying uterus, fallopian tubes, or cervix. (Although this does make me wonder what their conversation was in which she needed to say vagina!)
by cahbead21 on 7/16/2012 11:53:37 AM
I believe she said the right word vagina is the scientific word and i believe it is alot better then saying "va-jay-jay" or saying "down there" considering she is a smart women. I believe the men are wrong for doing that because they are not man enough to here the word vagina. I believe the men were wrong in Lisa Brown's defense.
by iluvcake2000 on 7/15/2012 10:49:49 PM
At least she used the correct word! Seriously, no one would say "va-jay-jay" in front of politicians! And, oh yeah, you're all defending something that was written a long time ago... You know, the Consistution and the Bill of Rights? The first amendment? "Freedom of Speech"?
I think those reps royally screwed up. Seriously, I not gonna go around saying vagina but I'm certainly not going to say the boy's private either. But so what? Brown had the guts to say the word and make a valid point.
And the guy who won't say "vagina" in front of women? He might want to go to a stage fright school because every women has one and you'll have to say it eventually.
Way to go Brown!
by Doggybobo on 7/15/2012 10:42:52 PM
Well, what context was she using it in? Whether it's the correct word or not, if she used it in an inappropriate or vulgar way, she deserved to get banned.
by delisioso on 7/14/2012 7:00:55 PM
Are you serious? It is the proper word and she did nothing wrong. If she used any other word, like that ridiculous "va-jay-jay" thing, it would have been an unprofessional slang term.
by Freakout911 on 7/13/2012 8:00:22 PM
This is ridiculous. Everyone knows the word, and I think it was completely immature for this man to make a big deal about her saying it. Calm down! Sometimes people are way too ready to jump onto anything in order to bring others down.
by juicyfruit101 on 7/13/2012 7:03:39 PM
They are denying her of a little thing i like to call FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! I feel that if she used it appropriately (which it sounds like she did) then she should have the right to continue in the discussion that was taking place. If they are to immature to here what she has to say about that sort of a subject then why are they a part of it anyway?? What's worse is I live in Michigan, they should be able to handle the word vagina taking place in a mature conversation. This just goes to show you how rigid and spineless our government is becoming.
by GLROCKS2017 on 7/13/2012 6:29:36 PM
I think it is completly sexist. theere just weirded out by it. There shouldn't be any reason that thats inappropriate! I mean... what else are we supposed to say!!!!! There just beong sexist!!!
by textingwiz on 7/13/2012 3:33:55 PM
I believe that was very unprofessional of the Michagan House of Reps. for banning her. Lisa was being very mature and using the proper word. That word is just part of life, and she was probably dealing with a serious issue when she said the word. We hear words having to do with private parts (and even sex) all the time on the news. People on the news use the words when talking about serious issues or crimes. They do it in a professional manner, as I'm sure Lisa did, and they do not get banned or fired. The same should go for Lisa Brown!
by preteam12 on 7/13/2012 12:49:59 PM
That's silly. If she used it in a mature way, why shouldn't she be able to say it? It's a basic part of human (mostly woman) anatomy, and if they're allowed to say boy parts, why not vagina. I feel like they need to grow up. It's not inappropriate, or 'uncivilized'. If they can't even mention what they're debating about, how are they supposed to reach a decision?
by volleyballgirl96 on 7/13/2012 12:09:14 PM
I think it depend on how she used the word. If she clearly was joking around about it, than that would be un-called for, but if she said it in a mature way...? Who cares?? You would think that being 'politicians' would eventually bring out the fact that people have FREEDOM OF SPEECH! Even if it had made people dislike the Michigan rep, it was her RIGHT to say it and she will get the consequenses.
by cmfox99 on 7/13/2012 9:16:42 AM
The title made my laugh, is this a JOKE?!?! What, did she burst into a rap and rip off her clothes or something? No, she most likely just said it in her sentence. She was the mature one, if these other people can't handle one word than why are they in politics. I would never vote for someone so immature.
It's not like kids are watching
by Glitterheart16 on 7/13/2012 12:55:37 AM
That's ridiculous. Some people, like that representative guy, need to grow up and realize that YES women have vagina's and men have penises. Quit being a child.
by livi23 on 7/12/2012 10:27:48 PM
It depends on how she used it... If she used it in a nasty way instead of using slang or something I understand their decision. But if it wasn't then they were flat out WRONG to do that.
by jazzyrae on 7/12/2012 8:04:23 PM
That is every well stupisd in my opinion, its not like guys dont ever talk about their private parts and they took thhat way out of proportion which is again stupid
by dj girl on 7/10/2012 12:15:48 AM
How can that be wrong, she is just talking about something in a mature way, I think its ridiculous, now we cant even say vagina. Think about how many times we hear the word penis (or even see one in the movies) you dont hear people complaining about that. I mean I cant even watch tv with my mom and dad without hearing the word erection in those tv commercials. It just sounds like a double standard to me.
by luckykel on 7/9/2012 11:18:17 PM
This is completely wrong! She shouldnt have gotten banned because its like someone using the word sex on the news. Some people may feel uncomfortable, but its just a part of life
by asha0 on 7/9/2012 10:14:45 PM
by thepinkyyyyyyyyy on 7/9/2012 9:09:18 PM
by thepinkyyyyyyyyy on 7/9/2012 8:32:36 PM
It's not inappropriate because it's just a girl's body part. I don't understand why Lisa Brown got banned. It's not fair for her. It's not a law that you can't say vagina. Helen S.
by MistShield14596 on 7/9/2012 5:31:03 PM
It would be interesting to know WHY she said it...
by §♥greyson_chance♥§ on 7/9/2012 5:14:02 PM
It's not like she said something groos or offensive about it. She is just using the medical name for you "girly parts"
by teampeetapercy on 7/9/2012 4:51:52 PM
i dont see why she was banned from speaking. people in my grade yell penis and the f-word all. the. time! and i see that theyre not expelled. those men are being immature about her saying vagina. its only a body part, people!
by meredith12 on 7/9/2012 4:22:15 PM
I am so shocked by their stupidity, I don't even know what to say! All I can say is using the word vagina indivisually for the purpose of her debate is NOT offensive, but if she used the word offensively or sarcastically that would've been inappropriate. But she didn't, she just wanted to make a point. And since when was using the PROPER term for a woman's private part, a crime? Ridiculous!
by lemontwist213 on 7/9/2012 2:34:28 PM
I don't at all think that saying vagina is inappropriate, only because that's the correct term to say. As it said in the article that a male representative though it was offensive, I don't think that is offensive either! When saying vagina, its actually better than saying the "c" word. Saying the "c" word is way more offensive. I think she should get her job back.
by fashonista36 on 7/9/2012 2:08:45 PM
Okay. Just take a walk on the street and you'll hear somebody say the f-word. I think teen girls if not women see much worse online everyday. Vagina? Really? I'm in seventh grade and last year they made the boys and girls say "vagina, vagina, vagina" before we went to watch the heath video. Everybody was a little awkward at first but everyone was mature enough to handle it. I really don't get this. Wow.
by rainbowaves on 7/9/2012 1:48:05 PM
What did they expect her to say? "Down there"? "Va-jay-jay"?
by flowerpower905 on 7/9/2012 1:45:15 PM
I don't think she should be banned, I mean she had a reason to say vagina and its not like she said the "F" word or said vagina randomly. Come on now, really?
by DiamondSharks on 7/9/2012 12:58:07 PM
"What do you think I have down there? A gnome?" Easy A moment..
by InYourEyes on 7/9/2012 11:18:40 AM
the government can be so ridiculous at times. "vagina" is the correct medical term for a vagina. i mean, there are health issues that have to do with the vagina, so why can't we say it?? ugh, it makes no sense whatsoever that we have more commen sense that even the people who run the government, sometimes.....
by dorali411 on 7/9/2012 11:17:51 AM
Every women has a vagina. Does the government not expect something to be down there?
by EddyKala on 7/9/2012 10:22:40 AM
Ugh. People talk about pretty inapropriate stuff these days and a woman can't even say vagina?
by iRead on 7/9/2012 8:43:42 AM
I think that it is fine that she said vagina, men publicly say penis. She had reason to say it, she was talking about an important issue, so she didn't just say it randomly. I feel that she shouldn't be frowned upon by others,it they are they must have a hard time dealing with many other things as well. She should not be banned!
by 218AS on 7/9/2012 8:27:27 AM
Let me start by saying.........VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA!!! Now that I got that out of my system, this makes me laugh. I watched the video of her speech and, while the comment was not necessary, she was trying to make a point. It was not inappropriate or uncivilized. And why wouldn't you say vagina in front of someone who, i don't know, ACTUALLY HAS ONE?!?! That's ridiculous! There are FAR, FAR more vulgar and inappropriate terms for vagina. It's true that commercials won't say it, but it becoming more commonly used, I feel. I know girls at school who yell it across the hallway just to make their guy friend uncomfortable (ah my friends). Oh, and I've seen commericials that say "penis" and things of the like! Tyra Banks had an entire episode devoted to vaginas a couple years ago. She shouted it loudly and proudly, against the public television usage and hushed behavior over such a vital organ for hummanity. VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA!!!!
by Stargazin1 on 7/9/2012 2:41:05 AM
by iluvmusic♥ on 7/8/2012 11:54:36 PM
i think she was great i saw the video and she was talking for our rights.
by kittycute67 on 7/8/2012 11:44:42 PM
I saw this issue happen last month on fox 2 t.v. and so many women and men were protesting about the word that it's okay to say caz remember the 10 amendments? FREE OF SPEECH!! So your saying the v word is like a cussing word like..This banning thing is so BLEEPING messed up! If they can ban the down there part then soon ban curse words, a male's private part and many other negative words including negative! What the heck is wrong with people these days?!
by Susmita24 on 7/8/2012 11:32:15 PM
Nothing wrong with it. People refer to it a lot on tv. They say Gynecologyst, boobs breasts, vag, vagina, bikini, amd vayjayjay. Women should not be offended by this, you dont hear about male appreciation day. Female appreciation day. We OWN the males, by that i mean give birth to them. AND when is the last time a male got pregnant? It does not include drag queens.
by YayaYuiki on 7/8/2012 11:19:05 PM
I think she had every right! I watched the video and what she said was awesome and a little funny! Also shes fighting for our rights and I wold have said the same thing! SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN BANNED!!
by Luna8844 on 7/8/2012 10:16:56 PM
I say no if she was being mature about it
by myfatsquirrel on 7/8/2012 10:09:40 PM
by annaflower on 7/8/2012 9:18:57 PM
that is the stupidest thing i have ever heard of! it's just another word! words are words, who cares! if one of the men would have said the anatomically correct word for their "private area" then it would have been fine because there are mostly men and the women wouldn't care. it's just because she's a woman that they "took offense" to it. i don't understand how you take offense to saying that. politics are screwed up. that just shows you how immature those men are. it really upsets me that they would be that immature.
by Kalulah on 7/8/2012 6:54:51 PM
It depends on what context it was used in. If she was being weird, than yes. But other than that, no not at all. It's an anatomical phrase and its stupid to pretend like it doesn't exist. I'm a female and it doesnt bug me at all when someone says that unless they're being a freak.
by gkellio on 7/8/2012 5:55:07 PM
that word is NOT offensive, women do NOT care if men say it in front of them, and for CRYING OUT LOUD, half the population has one, so why would you care??? who's with me? comment "I am" on my profile
by loppyears12 on 7/8/2012 5:48:00 PM
I think if I know pre-teens who say it then a Representive of Michigan has all the right. Of course that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Either they are just to immature to be on any kind of board or she really used it inappropriately. I think they are just immature.
by 19lovergurl98 on 7/8/2012 5:40:11 PM
I think people have to take a look around! How many inappropriate movies are out there that kids see? Answer: a lot! I think this argument goes farther then this. Still, what the heck was she talking about anyway?!
by C8Coolest on 7/8/2012 5:09:00 PM
Umm... What was the speech about?
by AlwaysDreamer on 7/8/2012 2:26:28 PM
It is just a body part and she needs to stand up for all girls out there, so many people are still sexist and don't think a women can do everything a guy can!!!!!!M
by serenitybaum on 7/8/2012 2:11:18 PM
That's ridiculous; it's a part of the body, not an expletive.
by vanessakay on 7/8/2012 1:46:03 PM
I wouldn't have said it..
by Cartoon Kit-Kat on 7/8/2012 12:48:24 PM
that is so stupid! all females have the same genitals! it's just a fact of life!
by PlushPurplePanda on 7/8/2012 12:23:13 PM
by gymcat on 7/8/2012 11:39:12 AM
I believe that it wasn't offensive or inappropriate at all. Like it says, about half of the population has one so how does it make sense that saying it would become inappropriate?
by michipie205 on 7/8/2012 11:31:29 AM
Yet guys are totally fine to comment on everyone's breast size? They don't call our boobs "hoo-haas". Hey, I used the word vagina in the movie theatre the other day when I had to explain to my friend what a "snatch(es)" were... again, another word for a woman's privates.
by Blushing-Beauty on 7/8/2012 11:26:01 AM
It wasnt inappropirate or offensive!!
by Milkdog64 on 7/8/2012 11:15:26 AM
Here's the deal. In politics today, there is a war against women. Men in power are ranting and raving about what we should do with our bodies and what we should do about reproduction. They don't think we should have access to contraception or abortions. AS WOMEN, IT IS OUR CHOICE. WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS. IT'S MY VAGINA. NOT YOURS. MY UTERUS. NOT YOURS. MY OVARIES. NOT YOURS. Every woman on the planet has a vagina, your wife, your daughter, your mother, your sister. You came out of a vagina, for crying out loud! Stop being such a prude! It wasn't out of context and she was standing up for herself!
by live.in.dreamland on 7/8/2012 10:57:14 AM
depending on the context, i can't imagine how it would be offensive. i don't know why she said it, but at least she used the scientific word.
by the_last_ninja on 7/8/2012 10:28:34 AM
Honestly, shes a politician, where in her speech would it make sense to say that??
by chick987 on 7/8/2012 10:11:08 AM
That is not offensive....when we got to the health part of our unit that covers stds and stuff like that..we had a teacher who made us yell the terms out...
by beth_elbow123 on 7/8/2012 10:03:18 AM
What? How is that offensive? And for once somebody is using the correct name for it.
by yumasauras on 7/8/2012 9:05:41 AM
she was sarcastic on purpose and she should not have spoken like she did. watch the video and you will find the whole story. the government is not at fault here. i completely agree with @celLOL2000
by soccerlover99 on 7/8/2012 2:44:12 AM
wow. they aren't men, they're boys that need to grow up. what is so inappropriate about the word vagina? nothing! its a body part! what else was she supposed to say, va-jay-jay? if she said that people wouldn't have taken her seriously.
by tswiftluver13 on 7/8/2012 12:54:53 AM
I have talked to Lisa Brown before and I know that she would not say anything offensive on purpose, especially something that could be risky and could possibly be banned. The word was also used in context and was totally appropriate for the situation, but it is easy to see where someone could be surprised because it is generally not a word commonly used in public situations similar to this one. But it should not have been banned.
by ajw21 on 7/8/2012 12:37:45 AM
Oh, and may I point out that THIS VERY WEBSITE uses the term down there? It's true, go to the health and fitness section, then your bod, and you'll see it.
by celLOL2000 on 7/8/2012 12:31:14 AM
Oh, and I just looked it up. Turns out, she was ACTUALLY banned for her behavior on the court. I watched the video, and agree. She shouldn't of presented her opinion in that manner, and I don't mean saying vagina. This article and all the comments mean well, but are, unfortunately, biased, and not based on legitimate information. Sorry to disappoint all of you who enjoy being outraged and blaming the government.
by celLOL2000 on 7/8/2012 12:27:20 AM
If the other reps were so offended, why wont they give other options to the word, and i dont see any women getting upset over it.
by natdtanner on 7/8/2012 12:03:34 AM
Hmm... Honestly, I don't want to jump to any conclusions without hearing the whole story first. The context is what's important here, even more than the word itself.
Just something I noticed:
A male representative from another state declared that the word was “so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women.”
Wait, does this mean that it's ok to talk about these things around his GUY friends? Maybe its just me, but that seems even worse.
by celLOL2000 on 7/8/2012 12:00:14 AM
Oh and if a guy can stand talking about what he has down there a woman should not have a problem by saying what we have down there once.
by Princess Keziyah on 7/7/2012 11:25:07 PM
First of all, if all of the people in that room were adults then why is it wrong. Honestly adults should know what a vagina is even if you are a guy. Second, yeah tampon commercials wouldn't say the word cuz what if there are little kids watching. Teennick plays tampon commercials if Drake & Josh was on and a little kid was watching it and saw the commercial that would be a whole nother story.Be grown men and stop being a bunch of babies. That ban wasn't necessary.
by Princess Keziyah on 7/7/2012 11:21:56 PM
I'm just gonna go out on a limb here and say that only the so called "men" in the room were offended about a woman saying the name of a body part. I don't think the cops would arrest me if I said the word "leg". Seriously people, have you all turned into 5 year olds??
by noemirose15 on 7/7/2012 10:54:50 PM
This is COMPLETELY ridiculous! I agree with mikabean, she was in a room of adults. They should have been able to handle it. Also considering the topic she was speaking about vagina was not an inappropriate term to use, it's not like she just randomly shouted it out.
by Myipodrox16 on 7/7/2012 10:43:45 PM
I bet if they were discussing something about breast cancer, they'd ban her for saying breast.
by Dawnstar on 7/7/2012 10:41:21 PM
If men can look at a vagina during sexual intercourse and not freak out they should be able to stand hearing it. Its a beautiful thing that produces life! Honestly, if guys can go flaunt about themselves then the least we can do is say vagina.
by ctd913 on 7/7/2012 10:39:12 PM
I'm pretty sure they were discussing something about abortion, too.
It's like, "And that is why I think this budget law or whatever should be passed... VAGINA!"
by Dawnstar on 7/7/2012 10:37:18 PM
I think this is so stupid. "Vagina" is a real word, it's not some vulgar slang. It's a part of the body! Just because it happens to be a female reproductive organ doesn't mean it shouldn't be said. It's just like saying "arm" or "leg."
by supersingershannon on 7/7/2012 9:58:31 PM
What kind of person thinks they have the right to ban someone from speaking if they say something that is connected to female nature? I think that is TOTALLY wrong to ban someone from saying anything, just because she said vagina. I mean, I know it could make you feel uncomfortable, but grow up. Show respect for women around the world, dude. We should know if it's offensive or not. GROW UP.
by yoshistar1011 on 7/7/2012 9:33:23 PM
Well first of all what was she even speaking about that she said that????????????????????
by 15hayhay on 7/7/2012 9:31:59 PM
It was not innappropiate!!! I live in Michigan!!!
by Sarah510 on 7/7/2012 9:05:01 PM
Come on. Really? Would they rather have had her say "va-jay-jay?" She was talking to a room full of adults. I think they can handle a simple word like "vagina." Besides, don't men go around flaunting their penises? "Oh, yeah man, I'm eight inches lol." If they find women's anatomy offensive, then I guess it would be okay for women to find male anatomy and vocabulary even worse. Just sayin'.
by mikabean on 7/7/2012 8:57:59 PM
Honestly, I think it may have been a wee bit inappropriate... if we were in a 5th grade classroom! It is a word! Look it up! But I think the the most telling evidence of how stupid this is, is how freely we are using the word "vagina" in this article and in the comments. If the politicians think that the word is offensive to women, they really should think again. WE are the woman of tomorrow. WE should know what is offensive to us and what is not.Who is with me?
by bass2001 on 7/7/2012 8:22:09 PM
wow thats stupid very stupid its a part of our body its not bad
by lilliebeans on 7/7/2012 8:21:08 PM
That is rediculous! What the heck!!! "I don't say that in front of my wife"? Who is this guy? If only the world was made up with girls. Wait, only girls means no hot guys... on second thought, never mind. ;)
by Duke7926 on 7/7/2012 8:08:08 PM
I'm more offended by the fact that the House sees the word "vagina" as offensive than anyone using it in a speech. The context in which it was used was 100% appropriate, so my only question is, why are the names of body parts still taboo in this day in age? It's ironic how Representative Brown uses the POLITICALLY CORRECT term and gets blasted for it by POLITICIANS. So men in congress can control our reproductive rights, but a woman can't use the word "vagina"? That's just messed up to me.
Also, while I do agree with the views of this article, it is biased...
by Swimmergirl924 on 7/7/2012 7:53:00 PM
by Swimmergirl924 on 7/7/2012 7:51:59 PM
Someone MIGHT find it offensive, but that's their own problem and most people don't so why not? It was a little too far to ban her, don't you think?
by starkuri on 7/7/2012 7:47:28 PM
Absolutely not! I think she had guts saying that in front of alot of people!
by writer_angel13 on 7/7/2012 7:21:40 PM
Vagina is just a part girls have and guys live without! If she was saying anything unapproved of, that's one thing, but she said one "gross" word. Deal with it.
by pretty123 on 7/7/2012 7:13:04 PM
i don't know what to think. i watched the vid on perezhilton.com and she kinda was a little snappy. I mean i know she is kinda like "fighting" for our freedom(because she is a rep and all), but seriously snappy isn't good- especially in the world of politics. If she truly is banned from the saying the word vagina, than i would disagree with her being banned. But all I saw was attitude and snappiness. Idk about the rest of you, but that's pretty much all i saw.
here is the link--http://perezhilton.com/2012-06-15-michigan-representative-banned-from-speaking-because-of-vagina-comment/
by dreamgirl1012 on 7/7/2012 7:11:16 PM
I think that it figures the male representatives thought it was inappropriate; and honesty, what do they want her to say instead? Representative Brown's use of the word "vagina" was not inappropriate.
by otter77 on 7/7/2012 7:00:53 PM
This was at a Women's Health seminar, yet men are the ones outraged. Why were men even there? Why should their opinion count on such a topic? I agree with user ColossalMascara: "Stupid how she was banned, I mean, it's nt a bad word or an offensive term. It's kinda like banning someone for saying arm, it's just a body part!"
by Zozogur on 7/7/2012 6:54:05 PM
I agree with kem how is it offensive to say vagina its just an organ in the body.
by nerdygurl12 on 7/7/2012 6:40:59 PM
What, will i get banned now for saying the word leg? The word "vagina" is a body part geniouses. I dont want to live on this planet anymore! What has the world come too.
by foodiejr99 on 7/7/2012 6:40:13 PM
no! of course not! its a word and its NOT imaapropitae all girls have a vagina! vagina is its name SO USE IT! its not innapropiate at all.
by pixiehollowlover on 7/7/2012 6:14:30 PM
If we're still at a time where calling a body part the actual, correct name for said part is inappropriate or offensive, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
by The_Lorax on 7/7/2012 6:00:06 PM
Stupid how she was banned, i mean, it's nt a bad word or an offensive term. It's kinda like banning someone for saying arm, it's just a body part!
by ColosalMascara on 7/7/2012 5:43:35 PM
It's not inappropritate because all girls have it. Plus i don't think someone in a positon she is in wants to use a word that is not the real name for it.
by samo11 on 7/7/2012 5:30:24 PM
How is "vagina" offensive to women?
by kem on 7/7/2012 5:28:58 PM
In my opinion, I think it is completely unoffensive and acceptable. It's part of our bodies and part of biology. I see no reason for it to be such a huge deal. :\
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