Brown Is Surprised by Support from "Vagina" Controversy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

State Rep. Lisa Brown said she never imagined using the word "vagina" during a debate over anti-abortion legislation would lead to being barred from speaking in the Michigan House for a day.
But the Democratic state lawmaker from West Bloomfield says she also never thought it would lead to an international outpouring of support.
Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," helped Brown and others perform her groundbreaking play about female sexuality on the Capitol steps last week. Jon Stewart parodied House GOP leaders' decision, and Barbara Walters talked about the incident on "The View."
National women's have groups made Brown a cause celebre. Democrats say Brown's treatment is another example of a Republican "war on women."
Brown says she's surprised but pleased by the donations and support she's received.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2012 at 09:41 AM
    If it is not the Republican way, it is to be criticized, demonized, and shouted down. Free speech only applies when it agrees with the Republican point of view.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2012 at 09:55 AM
    Does anyone have the exact dialog of her speech in the House?
  • by Amy Location: lansing on Jun 26, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    Brown needs to clean up her filthy mouth and start acting state representative.
  • by Anthony on Jun 26, 2012 at 07:44 AM
    Enough is enough. More important things to focus on. Get over it.
  • by dmc Location: Lansing on Jun 26, 2012 at 07:38 AM
    This is news worthy? How about reporting on issues that really matter! I cannot believe there is no mention on the ILLEGAL immigration matter, contempt of court DOJ" or the executive orders being done. Ridiculous!
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      by Courtney on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM in reply to dmc
      If they report on immigration, contempt of court and the other corruption, that would be like admitting they are wrong. The MSM would rather report on things to make republicans look like they are school yard bullies instead of dealing with the filth in their backyards. You know, point and accuse but never be accountable.
  • by jd Location: lansing on Jun 26, 2012 at 05:09 AM
    the contributors are probably the same kind of people that sent money to the grandma bus monitor... but wont give a can of green beans to the local food drive. This is how sad America has become. sheesh
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      by for Petes Sake on Jun 26, 2012 at 07:19 AM in reply to jd
      Your right on the money. To think anyone could fund or respect this bunch of buffoons in the democratic party after this leaves me shaking my empty head. ent parents guiding then through life. I cant imagine anyone supporting that language but democrats have a pattern of lying and covering up bad behavior by showing support to make us feel its all ok..
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