Stop Legislating Her Uterus! A TWiB + ABLC Collaboration

Today on TWiB Radio we had Balloon Juice regular Imani Gandy (ABL) on to talk with us about the ridiculous attacks on women that are still going down in 2013. After the shellacking in 2012 the GOP received because of their constant attacks on women (plus  a lot of other crap, but that stands out) they still are pushing the absurd and downright dangerous. Imani breaks things down and accidental hilarity ensues. Take a listen.

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And on our morning show we touched on the current immigration, random chemicals in our drinks and more.

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Tomorrow I’ll be posting from our pet project On Blackness where we talk with academics about the idea of race in America. I’ll be all up in the comment section tonight. See ya there!

55 replies
  1. 1
    Laertes says:

    EJW: It’s awesome that you’re here at Balloon Juice. I missed your arrival, so here’s me saying a belated Welcome!

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    General Stuck says:

    Stop Legislating Her Uterus! A TWiB + ABLC Collaboration

    LOL, this should work out well. You realize it will serve to encourage certain troll species out there to cut themselves. If you can live with that, so can I.

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    @General Stuck:

    LOL, this should work out well. You realize it will serve to encourage certain troll species out there to cut themselves. If you can live with that, so can I.

    I welcome conversations ;-)

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    karen says:

    What’s even more galling is that the GOP women are the ones writing some of the more invasive and obscene bills, like the one who makes abortion in the case of rape or incest a crime because of tampering with evidence.

    Why don’t they just outlaw all sex without procreation and brand women with a scarlet A on their vaginas and be done with it. Hell, let’s mandate clitoridectomies while we’re at it.

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    karen says:

    So I’m in moderation because I used the clinical term for what’s between my legs? Really Balloon Juice?

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    Poopyman says:

    @karen: An aspirin?

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    ruemara says:

    OOOhhh, I finally get to do this! ARGLEBARGLE Grifters! Blogwhoring! Don’t wanna click links! BLARGAHGAALGE! I never get to do that first.

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    Roger Moore says:

    That’s acetylsalicylic acid, thank you very much; she did say it was the technical term that caused problems.

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    Come trolls, welcome to the vagina dome!

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    Aji says:

    @Dacia Mitchell: [Snort] I’m not entirely sure that my vagina is dome-shaped. Maybe I should check with the Mr. on that one and see how he’d describe it. He’s pretty good with geometry and stuff.

    Oh, wait: Is this like ThunderDome or something? In that case, count me in.

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    Djur says:

    @Dacia Mitchell: I want to go to there.

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    Baud says:

    @Dacia Mitchell:

    Two vaginas enter, one man does the opposite of leave.

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    I’m almost positive there’s a porn that goes by Vagina Dome. Not because I’ve seen said porn but because there’s just simply NO WAY THAT IT DOESNT EXIST…

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    John Cole says:

    If there is a vagina dome, I want an invite.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    My posts are being eated.

    ETA: Except for this one, finally.

    ETA ETA: Since WP doesn’t like me today, go to DK and read the post about Glenn Greenwald responding to the lies about him. He was ambivalent about uninterested in Iraq. (Better word.)

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    @Elon James White: Googling “vagina dome” is surprisingly safe, are you sure you “know of” but “haven’t seen” said pornographic film?

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    Aji says:

    @John Cole: If the ad at the top of the site is any indication, your invitation has already been issued. Like, by four different extremely well-endowed and very young women, who for some reason think I’m 1) male, and 2) old.

    Oh, well. They got 2) right, anyway.

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    Smiling Mortician says:

    Well, there’s this.

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    Corner Stone says:

    I love the unending curtain of Rainbow Bears ™ around this post.
    Elon’s a big boy. He doesn’t need your Snuggle Soft ™ to smell good in the morning.

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    Baud says:

    Maddow just aired a teaser about Republicans and lady parts. Should be amusing.

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    @Smiling Mortician: What in the name of Thor’s Hammer did I just watch?

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    cathyx says:

    I don’t know why you guys are getting the ads you’re getting, but I have an H&R Block ad and a mayonnaise ad.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Elon James White: Actually, Salon is already Beyond the Vagina Dome (written in 2008 about the Vagina Monologues).

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    Roger Moore says:

    Sorry, but it’s not convincing coming from you. You’re not white enough to really sell the poutrage.

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    ruemara says:

    I now wish to see an animation of Vagina Dome. Not porn, but just a good old animation of the concept, because I know what’s in my mind is making me laugh a lot. Like Elon on his TWiB show.
    @Roger Moore:

    But, but, I like lattes, Putomayo CDs, and fantasy. You can’t get whiter than that. I adore sushi for cripes sake. I was voted most white in my Hollis Queens classroom. My white spanish teacher shook his head and said I was too white when I told him I really liked Allen Parsons Project.

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    Aji says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent): Why in the name of all that’s holy would I want to do that? [Read a complete and total revision an explication of the finer points of Greenwald’s record, I mean?]

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    Corner Stone says:

    Hold on, let me try this out.

    What? Too Jon Stewart?

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    I have income tax e-file and a Jesus on a dinosaur t-shirt.

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    cathyx says:

    @James E. Powell: I have that t-shirt too. Scroll down and see if you have mayonnaise.

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    muddy says:

    I think EJW is absolutely so so right when he says the longer video makes it looks worse. I saw the whole thing, and it was just painful for how long it went on, and you can see him just destroyed. And then they break their shit out.

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    Aji says:

    @Aji: Kee-rist. No strikethrough in this joint?


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    karen says:


    A Scarlet A for Abortion was what I was thinking but I guess if it’s to punish those who have sex without procreation, it should be a scarlet S for slut.

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    @Dacia Mitchell: Welcome to the Vagina Dome by Pubic Enemy!

    Too much?

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    General Stuck says:

    @Dacia Mitchell:


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    @Imani Gandy (ABL): It’s awesome, you know ALL THE LAW THINGS!

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    Punchy says:

    TWiB? This Week in Baseball?

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    Yutsano says:

    accidental hilarity ensues

    I declare this unpossible, especially where Imani is involved.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    So I am to take from this that the trolls are fine with taking on one black woman, but bring a black man and another black woman into the comments, and none of them show up.

    I am disappoint. Not surprised, but we need a better class of troll.

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    Cain says:

    Man, it’s been a long time since I giggled like a school girl on a BJ thread. (boy, that just makes it sick and twisted doesn’t it?)

    I went to the vagine dome, yo
    to find shapes like a camel’s toe
    I saw two women enter, one man leave
    with a big ol smile pleasure you can’t believe!

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    Batocchio says:

    Tomorrow I’ll be posting from our pet project On Blackness where we talk with academics about the idea of race in America.


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    @Dacia Mitchell: i do! i got me some law schoolin’!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    This thread is a perfect example of why Cole pays me to comment here: Without sensible push-back from thinking people, you Bots are boring one-notes.

    Plus, thanks to “trolls,” the threads are three times as long.

    Face it: Bots are boring.

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    Yutsano says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Fascinating, captain.

    Although there was one minor feeble attempt. It seemed to sputter out quickly though.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    edit: wrong thread.

    eta: If lines are anything like a log flume, I’m skipping vagina dome.

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    NotMax says:

    So that’s gonna be the norm? Just plugs for the programs? No original commentary for our delectation?

    Not trolling; truly curious.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    IIRC (and I guess I should let Elon say it for himself), he’s envisioning that we all listen to the programs and then he’ll discuss them in the comments with us. Sort of like a book club, but with audio.

    I think he has vastly underestimated the laziness of the average Balloon-Juice commenter (or at least the amount of time we have to listen to things since a lot of us comment from work), but it’s an interesting experiment.

    ETA: Maybe we need some starter questions/statements about the program like they put at the back of “book club” books? Just a thought.

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    Violet says:

    @Mnemosyne: This is a good point. Not everyone can listen to the whole thing or perhaps any of it if they’re at work. Are clips/highlights available? Summaries? Transcripts? Any of those might facilitate discussion.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @karen: It’s because you said in.cest.

    Total no-no on FYWP.

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    Gwangung says:

    @Yutsano: yeah. Beyond weak.

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    NotMax says:


    The primary difference is that in the case of the book club, ample notice is given in advance as to when the post will be up, and the homework could be done leisurely as time and inclination permitted beforehand.

    Conversely, by the time the shows are listened to, the post will have moved down (or off) the front page and the thread thence somewhat stale.

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    Applejinx says:

    Actually, it’s hilarious that the usual complainers are absent, if you’ve got a really dark sense of humor. I guess it stands to reason. Black vaginas must be scolded, but whip out a black PENIS? Whoooaah ;)

    Run away! run awaaaay!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    It is amusing how desperate you ABL Bots are for us “trolls” to participate in your rather short and boring thread.

    Your pining is palpable.

    Without us you are nothing.

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