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Uterus

Marlene says:

Florida Representative Scott Randolph was admonished for using the word uterus on the floor of the Florida House. This tragicomic event was the result of Randolph’s comments about the current Republican priorities which (of course) call for complete deregulation of business and total regulation of women’s bodies. He said:

“The point is that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government. But I say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife’s uterus was incorporated or my friend’s bedroom was incorporated, maybe the Republicans would be talking about deregulating.”

The idea of “uterus” being a dirty word is, of course, ridiculous. There have been plenty of responses to this silliness on line. The ACLU of Florida has a website where you can print yourself a certificate to incorporate your uterus. I hope this effort raises money and awareness and maybe some votes to change this incredibly stupid state of affairs in Florida government.

I can find no sign of it on the Incorporate My Uterus web page, but Jezebel repeated a report from MSNBC that “men will be allowed to incorporate an honorary uterus.” This typical ciscentric bullshit is just tiring for me. Trans folks just don’t exist and should never be considered. For that matter, all the cis women who don’t have a uterus don’t exist either. Let’s all fight the evil body-controlling ignorant hateful absexual conservatives with a giant dose of gender essentialism. At least the Christianist corporatocracy can remember I exist.

3 Responses to “Uterus”

  1. Debbie Says:

    I like these t-shirts. The designers are donating their profits to Planned Parenthood.

    Thanks for reminding us that the “honorary uterus” stuff is cis-centered bullshit.

  2. Marlene Says:

    I might need one of those shirts!

  3. MsLorelei Says:

    You can also see the South Florida Grannies singing “Don’t Say Uterus.” Or join the powerful secret society, the Uterati.

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