Wednesday, April 06, 2011


It's scandalous I tell you. Last week Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) thought he'd mock the Republican's supposed opposition to all regulations. During a debate in the Florida legislature regarding union dues, Randolph suggested that his wife "incorporate her uterus" to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Hilarity ensued.

The Republicans didn't say much about the silly idea, but instead were horrified over the word "uterus." Never mind that it's a specific medical term that should come up in any anatomy class. To Republicans, it's an icky part of the female body.

So they banned the word "uterus" from the house floor. Ironically, the anti-regulation conservatives want to regulate speech and women's bodies. Why not go a step further and ban actual uteri?

Besides being a dickish move to reprimand a Democrat, what's really going on here? A bunch of grown men acting like adolescent boys, feeling embarrassed and blushing over a basic sex ed technical term? Or is it an attempt to halt any possible abortion debate that might actually veer into the realm of medical reality land?

Well, now thanks to this stupidity, the Florida ACLU has set up a site to incorporate your uterus. And of course there is also a Facebook page to make the usage of the word "uterus" less embarrassing to pages in the Florida Legislature. So I'm asking you, in all seriousness, who's in?

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