In an interesting chain of events last week, uterus became a four-letter word on the Florida House floor. A group of pro-uterus insurrectionists have now leaped to the defense of the now-defenseless uterus via the Internet.
In an interesting chain of events last week, “uterus” became a four-letter word on the Florida House floor. A group of pro-uterus insurrectionists has now leaped to the defense of the now-defenseless “uterus” via the Internet.
Last week, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, suggested that his wife “incorporate her uterus” in the hopes that it may receive the same kind of privacy and protection businesses in Florida receive. Well, some of Randolph’s colleagues were not so thrilled with Randolph’s suggestion. To be clear, it was not the sentiment behind the suggestion that riled them — it was merely the use of the word “uterus.”
After conservative members of the house reprimanded Randolph, women and pro-uterus advocates are having a lot of fun with their Internet response.
Among this band of uterus-loving folks: the ACLU of Florida. The ACLU has just launched a website at which women can incorporate their uteri online, thus sending a message to Florida legislators that “less regulation and government intrusion begins with a woman’s uterus.” The website calls on women to literally make their uterus their own business.
Randolph’s wife, Susannah, has added her voice to a Facebook page discussing all things pro-uterus. The page was created in direct response to the Florida legislature’s peculiar reaction to Randolph. Posts have included everything from solicitation of huge buttons prominently featuring the word “uterus” in bold letters, to Randolph’s announcement that her uterus was starting a political action committee and leadership fund called “U-Pac.”
As of now, more than 1,650 people have joined the Facebook group and Susannah has asked that women form a “powerful, secret society known from this day forth as The Uterati.”
Rep. Scott Randolph appeared on The Rachel Maddow show last night:
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