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Another Governor in Your Vagina

Remember a few months back when Virginia introduced the “Right to Know and See Act”? Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed a mandate that women seeking abortions should be forced to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. The bill passed and despite attempts to repeal the law, it still stands. Well, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to pick up where ol’ Governor Ultrasound left off and recently vowed to sign into law an even more conservative bill, SB 206.

SB 206 would close most abortion clinics in the state, greatly limiting or eliminating reproductive choices for women the rural areas, and reducing the number of women who can use health insurance to cover the procedure.

When asked about his support of the bill in a Tuesday Walker stated:

“I don’t have any problem with ultrasound, I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”

No, Gov. Walker many women are not okay with being forced to participate in this.

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Also on today’s #TWiBRadio, we discussed the removal of the sexual assault measure from the military spending bill, stupid criminals being stupid, and everyone is washing their hands wrong.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, L.Joy, Imani, and the rest of the #TheMorningCrew talk about the legacy of Medgar Evers, Russia’s anti-gay bill, and are graphic images on protest signs free speech?

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Michelle Obama is Awesome. Hecklers, not so much.

Yesterday the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama spoke at a democratic party fundraiser in a private residence in Washington. During her speech about creating opportunities for our nation’s youth a woman began shouting from the audience.

Heckler, Ellen Sturtz was ejected from the fundraiser after Obama told her directly: “One of the things that I don’t do well is this,” according to attendees she continued “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

Curiously this event in many media spaces is being used to show evidence of Michelle Obama’s innate aggressive nature. Many articles quote Sturtz, part of the gay rights group GetEQUAL, saying “She came right down in my face, I was taken aback.”

I suspect Sturtz never thought that interrupting someone might result in that person responding to her.  She’s dumbfounded. It’s not like this was an accomplished woman who was invited to speak at am event and was interrupted and demanding to be shown respect. No, this is Michelle Obama: angry irrational Black woman. This stance is blind to the long history of Black women having no choice but to project submission and subservience to any and all white people. But look! CodePink had some advice on how to handle things!

 

Oh that’s reasonable. Thanks CodePink for explaining how 49-year-old adult should respond to being disrespected. Could you give lessons to like all women? Especially women of color. Sometime’s there a bit feisty and don’t know how to settle down. **BLINK**

Today on #TWiBRadio, we discuss Michelle Obama and respect and did you know that Kevin Powell, yes the dude from the Real World,  can speak for Black people? All of them.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew we cover the all male subcommittee voting to restrict abortions nationwide, Michelle Obama not taking your crap, and George Zimmerman applying to be a cop and naturally failing.

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Baratunde Thurston, and more … Uncensored!

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Baratunde, and more!

On today’s show, we bring you some of the greatest moments of #TWiBRadio including the conversation about the Psychology Today article on black female attractiveness, Baratunde’s take on the racist legacy in Donald Trump’s ‘birther’-ism, and Melissa Harris-Perry’s genius about the abortion debate.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, L.Joy and company discuss a possible ‘cure’ for meth addiction, French government plans to pay full costs of abortion and contraception, and Rand Paul is in charge of GOP outreach?

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