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Lisa Brown, Silenced on the Michigan House Floor, Helps Read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on Statehouse Stepsposted on June 20, 2012
After being silenced for saying the word “vagina” on the Michigan House floor, Rep. Lisa Brown participated in a protest-performance of Eve Ensler’s play, The Vagina Monologues, on the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing. At The Washington Post, Susan Thistlethwaite, a professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, uses the Bible to defend Brown’s actions. “In this moment, it is crucial to point out that treating women’s bodies as profane is fundamentally at variance with what the Bible actually teaches,” writes Thistlethwaite.