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Posted by: Helen Philpot | June 21, 2012

Vagina is a 6 Letter Word


Margaret, for the life of me I cannot understand how Republican politicians can be so  fixated on telling women what we can and cannot do with our bodies but then be so incensed that we would actually use the medically correct term to describe our front butt.  Yes.  Front butt is what my granddaughter called it until her mother instructed her to call it by the more appropriate term, pee pot.  I, of course, corrected both of them and called it her num num.  Of course I’m being silly Margaret, but this war on women that the Republican Party has waged has risen to the level of absurdity.

It’s a vagina.  I have one.  154 million Americans have one.  197,000 soldiers have one.  111,000 police officers have one with a badge.  When surveyed, all the Republican women who hold elected office reported having a vagina. I’m pretty sure Sarah Palin has a red, white and blue one. I honestly can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Ann Coulter’s vagina but I am quite certain Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s ate a rat on national tv.

Sometimes we call it a hoo ha, but really if Representative Brown had said hoo ha when discussing a piece of Republican legislation written to limit a woman’s access to a safe, legal abortion, I think women everywhere would have been embarrassed for her.  I admit that my generation for many years denied its existence but eventually the women’s movement taught us that the correct term for our privates was in fact vagina.

For the record men don’t have one.  They talk a great deal about them and pass a whole lot of legislation pertaining to them, but at the end of the day they have a wee wee not a hoo hoo.  Newt Gingrich has cheated on at least two vaginas that I know of, but I think he refers to them as ex-boxes.  Rush Limbaugh hates vaginas, but rumor has it he smuggles Oxycontin in his maid’s vagina so I guess he just calls it a pill box.  Mitt Romney used to call them vaginas and actually gave them all the rights and privileges afforded to them under the law but now he simply refers to them as votes he has alienated.

For the record, my vagina pays taxes. My vagina is registered to vote.  This year about 8 million more voting booths will have vaginas in them than talleywhackers, which is odd because the United States still ranks 70th in terms of vaginas in elected office. Vaginas comprise 52% of the population in the United States yet vaginas only hold a quarter of elected offices.  I think maybe it’s time for A Million Vagina March. Does anyone else agree?

If Republicans don’t like the word vagina then maybe they shouldn’t pass laws that force women to have unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds before seeking an abortion.  I guess Rick Perry didn’t realize that vaginal refers to vagina, but then again he went to Texas A&M so we’re lucky if he can spell vaginal much less realize it refers to a vagina.

A good many of American vaginas have been to a Planned Parenthood clinic and the vast majority of them weren’t there for an abortion.   Some of them needed birth control.  Some of them needed an annual exam.  Most of them didn’t have health insurance.

I’m sorry Margaret. I know that I am making you uncomfortable with all this talk about lady parts.  But my vagina is now over 80 years old and it is pretty damn tired of a bunch of jackass politicians treating it like a second-class body part.  I heard Representative Brown participated in a reading of the Vagina of Monologues outside the Michigan Statehouse.  Well I say good for her.  Here is My Vagina Monologue:  My vagina is an octogenarian. It won the right to vote in 1920.  In 2012 my vagina is going to put that right to good use.  I mean it.  Really.


You’re not making me uncomfortable dear.  I have always called it a vagina.  My mother called it her gift.  Howard calls it Around Town Sally Brown which I have never understood.  No.  I am with you on this one Helen.  I would be all for a Million Vagina March as long as it doesn’t go too far and I am home in time for my programs.

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  8. I have a vagina. I added you to my Politics folder of bookmarks. Your humor is the kind of politics that I think makes a difference. Thank you!

  9. Here are some photos from the Planned Parenthood protest that occurred at the same time the Vagina Monologues was being performed.


  10. I love you two. :) I have a vagina, been with me all my life. I’ve danced to the song “Silver Beaver” by Saffire. Here enjoy: http://youtu.be/-E5-Lz73aWg

  11. Another reason to love ‘Pussy Riot’! Although, just as I hope men are not ruled by their penises, I hope women discriminate sagely in their vaginal pleasures, kisses and happy sex and cunnilingus to all. (p,s. don’t vote with your vagina, it can’t manage a pencil.)

  12. Thank you for making my day with this!!!

  13. Read your post on Vagina is a 6 Letter Word and a few others and had the best laugh of the day. You are right on target with this stuff! I shared your blog with my husband and I could hear him laughing in the next room. You have made our day and I’ll be following your blog. Jives with my political views and tickles my funny bone at the same time.

  14. Loved this post!

  15. When you schedule that march, let me know. I and quite a few friends will gladly pound the pavement with you (no sexual pun intended there).

  16. All I can say is Pa-reach, Lady! PREACH!

  17. I have always called it a ‘fanny’ or a ‘cunt’!

  18. Margaret and Helen – you are the best! Love this blog so much. My best girlfriend calls vagina a “fu’fun” because aside from having babies, that’s exactly what it’s for. And no one – no man, woman, politician – can tell me what to do (or not do) with mine. God help them if they ever tried to sew it shut!

  19. Brilliant! I have a vagina…and if it could, it would have given you a standing “o” vation for this post. Loved it!

  20. My vagina applauds (does fast Kegels) Margaret and Helen for exposing the wee wees for the vaginaphobes they are. I once appeared as “Vagina of Ceremonies” in a local production of Vagina Monologues to benefit a women’s shelter and it was surprising how many people–including the ignoble Knights of Columbus–who complained about seeing that six letter word displayed in public.

    It’s the water slide all non-Caesarians traveled to enter this world that many men spend the rest of their lives trying to get back into. Show the vaginas some respect.

    Wish my vagina could vote in 2012, but it’s Canadian…

  21. I am a 70-something vagina, living in the great state of Vagina eh Virginia, and my vagina and i agree with your expressed views. We both are going in that voting booth (if they let us) and vote our mutual self-interest.

  22. Dear Margaret and Helen,
    There is a place called ‘Cheers and Jeers’ at the Daily Kos that I think you would enjoy intensely. Please give it a look, we would love to have you come visit!

  23. [...] pushing the blogosphere’s most feisty 80-somethings’ buttons lately. And if I may say…stand back: Margaret, for the life of me I cannot understand how Republican politicians can be so fixated on [...]

  24. Muy buenooo!!!!!!!!

  25. Ladies: I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! This post, “Vagina is a 6 Letter Word”, had me lauging out loud! Thank you!!

  26. I’m super-duper late to this particular party, but I couldn’t read this post without commenting, because I’m laughing myself silly over here! One of your best posts ever, M&H. Thank you. :)

  27. Dear Margaret and Helen, You should purchase the book The Vagina Monologues and then go and see it on the stage. I do believe you would LOVE it. It is moving, heartbreaking, clever, funny and all about about vaginas.

    I love this blog!

  28. [...] those things that are not, as they will be.”“It’s a vagina. I have one. 154 million Americans have one. 197,000 soldiers have one. 111,000 police officers have one with a badge.”“When a wide [...]

  29. UAW:

    What I do is worlds away from what the corporate managers do. I only got lucky enough to get work as an environmental specialist because I got smart enough to understand environmental law.

    I totally understand how my FB profile might raise questions about my union affiliation. Frankly, I do not openly reveal that part of my past very often. But lately the way in which the conservative machine (Rove and Luntz) is suckering people into the believing that they are not true “Americans” – if they do not swallow the anti-socialist paranoia invented by the Rove/Luntz marketing machine – is pulling the stories out of me.

    The missing part of the story goes like this: back in the 1970s I worked in the trucking industry service sector – where I attempted to organize – even then industry was learning to outsource to job shops, and we barely got much more than minimum wage.

    But by the early 1980s I could see the writing on the wall, and got myself into engineering school in hopes of some future. So I began to do environmental management as a consultant – still beholden to the manufacturing sector – and began to develop a “professional” profile for myself.

    Interestingly enough, it turns out that the engineers are not much more than glorified laborers. Pay and benefits are no better than the union workers get, and recently, most of that has been cut to the bone. Over the last few years I have watched hundreds of lifetime career engineers get dumped on the street with nothing but promises that were immediately broken. No benefits, no pensions, no nothing. I have seen men my age at professional society meetings break down in tears as they realize that there is no going back.

    As it is, now that I am officially “disabled” I get the feeling that I am going to be sharing a lot more of what I really think – just having happened to see more of the system than most folks can even imagine.

  30. Unfortunately, the GOP/TeaPublicans have brought this topic into the public forum with their War on Women and our bodies. And unfortunately America is one of the only developed nations where sex and the appropriate body parts are taboo topics. Yet our media (TV, movies, advertising) are hyper-sexualized. We pay for this with one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, etc. What a shame.

  31. Tea Party Quiet… Too Quiet.

    PEACE ~ ‘V’ ~ Δ

  32. Let’ s put it this way :” Never talk or write about gentials in public ! It’s a very private topic and belongs in bed and not in politics!!

  33. I am very fortunate to be from the FIRST country to grant ALL vaginas the right to vote in 1893. And for you lovely American folks that find yourself in my part of the world (New Zealand or where I am now the UK) “fanny” is a well known replacement for vagina, not one you want to mix up ;)

  34. Don’t get this old “Fem Natzi” started…………..

  35. Loved the comments! Currently I also have Medicare (and I did NOT have a choice about THAT) and a secondary policy that I pay for. For the last 6 months I have tried to convince my secondary carrier that I have M. Part D. Went so far as to send them copies of everything, including their card that says “Medicare Part D Primary.” Still no go! It is a full time job dealing with insurance companies, but MOST DEFINITELY beats having NO insurance! As an aside, when I was in law school I could tell if I was going to agree with the decision by seeing who gave it. If it was Justice Roberts I knew I would disagree. (Scalia could go either way.) Imagine my shock right now!

  36. Mageen:

    Like you and your family we have had our share of chronic illnesses and major procedures over the years but we too have had supplemental insurance to cover what Medicare misses. But that doesn’t mean we are completely out of the woods because our supplemental policies, which are paid for by us (and are not inexpensive), are matched by contributions from separate agencies in two different states that are currently looking for ways to reduce those costs which makes their contributions to our payments vulnerable.. Nevertheless, we fervently hope that others who have been less able to afford such services but will be covered under the new AHA get something close to the outstanding services we’ve had over the years.
    Of course, the devil is in the details and what appears in the legislation could turn out to be something less in practice. But I also remember when physicians screamed and yelled about the socialization of medicine when Medicare came on the scene. They are the same ones who want to see your Medicare card first before talking to you.

  37. I have had a vagina all my life and will to the end of it. It’s worked well for me despite a few infections here and there and channeled the birth of two sons.
    What would I do without it? When “Our Bodies Ourselves” came out in the late 60s we were told there were ways we could see our vaginas that only doctors and some male coital partners could see., which for for young women (I was once) it was a connection to our bodies and which took away its mystery.
    As to the Supreme Courts decision I can only say “Thank God.”

  38. Thank goodness for the Supreme Court decision today on the Affordable Healthcare Act. With a husband battling Stage 4 cancer and other family members with chronic conditions, this means a lot to me. Just recently we were told that our gap insurance was not acceptable by a doctor’s office and we would have to pay the percentage ourselves. We had to spend valuble time and energy resolving that situation. With all the stuff weighing down so heavy on our shoulders, this is not what we needed. I also think of those thousands of folks who line up the day before in any kind of weather at those free clinics that a group of traveling doctors and dentists have put together. I just wish all those opponents in the House and Senate could be there to see this and think hard on how and why they get the best possible coverage and these folks are just somehow unacceptable for coverage. Health insurance companies should not be country clubs. That’s also something I think SCOTUS was actually telling us in this decision. God bless us one and all.

  39. Justice Roberts has a heart? Who knows, but I do think the Chief Justice has a sense of history and does not want to be on the wrong side of history.

  40. Helen said it herself on twitter….

    Helen Philpot‏@HelenPhilpot

    Well bless his little heart. Who would of thought Justice Roberts has a heart?

    I agree!!!!!!! It’s a good day in America!

  41. It’s a great day for health care for Americans!

  42. Fabulous! And fabulous ladies! I’m so glad my daughter sent me here!

  43. vagina……….. is that all peaple think about there are a lot of name to call it hoo hoo. ha ha. (see u next tues) tush it is all political VOTE FOR MICKY

  44. a vagina is a women’s body part or hoo hoo. ho give a rat’s ass political peaple should just stay out of it …. abortions if someone want’s an abortion they should be able to do so…. peaple on welfare they all should have there tube tide so they can’t have kid’s an the same with the imergrits send them all back there is all kinds of names for the vagina hoo hoo ha ha . or a [see u next tues] ho give a rat ass what they call it

  45. UAW
    Read the`article dimwit. She`was reprimanded legitimately and chose to quit. It was her decision. Don’t try to make it out to be any more than that.

  46. but what ticks me off…..


  47. GEEZ Cynthia…
    It’s kind of like gun control……..it’s not going to happen……

  48. For those who like their info in wrap-up form:

    This week in the WoW.

    Posted every Saturday night since 5/28/11.

    PEACE ~ ‘V’ ~ Δ

  49. America’s problem is the privatisation of the church eons ago. In the UK it became state run and thus has become a none event I have only known a very small number of friends who have had involvement with the church and both of them had a parent who was a minister. The church has to much say in legal matters pertaining to what are personal and medical matters in the USA as far as I can see. It comes down to ethics and personal ethics at that. Glad to be a UK resident even though its in no way perfect.

  50. My mother always called it a “Lucy.” The first time I met my Aunt Lucy I almost fell over laughing!

  51. Mhowell should be ‘men who’. Sorry.

  52. Ellen, I am shocked. Seriously? Do you let some man or men do ALL of your thinking for you? Or just on this topic. WoW is very real and centuries old. It scares me more when a woman thinks like you than the mhowell are doing this. Women like you diminish our chances and make our struggles even harder.

  53. Glad I can help ladies.

    Here’s more but it could use some updating, considering the full court press by the forced-birth wingnuts. A seven part series that that breaks it down by groups of states.

    The WoW is REAL!

    PEACE ~ ‘V’ ~ Δ

  54. Thanks for the link.

  55. Thanks Whirled Peas Δ for the information. Shocked to read some of these laws or attempted laws!

    “war on women” propaganda” – Ellen Hodgkin Ward is from Georgia.
    Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would not only make abortion illegal but would make miscarriages illegal.

    …. Georgia Republican Rep. Terry England, in support of a bill which would ban abortions after 20 weeks (HR 954), says (video here) that women should be forced to carry dead fetuses to term.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed (by a 234-182 vote) an amendment sponsored by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) prohibiting teaching hospitals from receiving federal funding if they teach doctors how to perform abortions. Unfortunately, as a result of this legislation new physicians will not receive the training needed to save women’s lives. Just to mention a few.

    No War on Woman, Ellen Hodgkin Ward? Really?


  56. Ellen: No WoW? A woman who reported a rape and then was arrested for outstanding warrants, had her Plan B pill taken away from her. The guard in the jail then refused to give her the pill when it was due because of the guard’s “religious beliefs.” Your disbelief in WoW impresses me not at all.


  57. Ellen, I suggest you look up the statistics on domestic violence in this country. They are pretty shocking. And women make 79 cents to every dollar earned by a man. The facts speak for themselves.

  58. Well said Beth.

    Here’s a link to collected proof of the WoW:

    The United States of Misogyny

    PEACE ~ ‘V’ ~ Δ

  59. Oops I meant Rand Paul! This time I got it right, because I looked it up!

  60. Oops I meant Ryan Paul, as the legislator trying to attach the ammendment! Sorry!

  61. Ellen, There have been so many states passing anti-abortion and birth control legislation as well as legislation closing down planned parenthood. This legislation has nothing to do with abortion but instead curtails the availability of much needed affordable health care to many woman who would otherwise go without. Since Planned Parenthood does not get Federal funding for the abortions they perform, there is no need to legislate against them. They do, however, perform many other very important functions, serving as the only affordable health facility for millions of women. Shutting them down effectively cuts off affordable health care for these women. The US congress has also been attempting to pass legislation on all the same matters. As recently as this week, Ryan Rand is trying to attach a Personhood amendment to a flood insurance bill. If the he succeeds and the amendment gets attached, then the bill won’t pass and many people will be without much needed insurance. How very selfish of him to make his point. All to tell women what to do with their bodies. Everything the Republicans , are doing is in the effort to roll back hard won efforts by women to have a say over our bodies. And you say there is no war on women. You say Helen and Margaret have no brain. Why must you resort to name calling and disparaging remarks. I think it is because you are the one not using your brain. Or you have your head stuck in the sand, just the way the TeaPublicans would like all us women to be.

  62. You may have a vagina, but you don’t have a brain if you’re buying into this “war on women” propaganda. Funny blog, but 100% irrelevant.

  63. Thank you ladies for finally setting the record straight!

  64. I’m your newest #1 fan. I think the only way to discuss politics these days is with a sense of humor – and wrought iron truth.

  65. Cynthia- most of the men I know are having a hard time believing the foolishness of all these attempts to curb birth control and the like but I don’t think they feel the personal threat so many of we ladies do.
    it is very difficult to explain what it means to have personal sovereignty of one’s body at stake in the way we know it is at stake. we need to do better- I’d like to do as well as Helen does :-)
    major exception is my grown son who is livid over it all. he gets started on what he thinks it might mean as regards his beloved wife and daughter and there is no shutting him up.he votes and he donates to campaigns to battle the foolishness.

  66. sorry UAW- no high and mighty here. just dang ticked at Paul .
    have been just as ticked when Dems do the same kind of thing and you know it so don’t lecture me.
    and have been ticked when my own delegation has done it -even when it supposedly benefits my state.
    also-the issue Paul is trying to push is so wrong it doesn’t even register as high as “bad”

  67. Alaskapi – I agree! I wonder why men aren’t pushing back in this war against women as well. We know where the GOPers/anti-abortionists want to take this….no abortion…no birth control..no sex education. Perhaps they don’t know what life was like before the pill and legal abortion. They will now learn how difficult it is to find willing sex partners and they will have to support their little creations because they don’t like wearing a love glove. I remember a man in the office in 1961 complaining his wife was pregnant again!

    Although….. I could finance my retirerment by becoming a drug dealer selling birth control pills!


  68. LMAO…..
    does Michele know??????
    “Obama celebrated Father’s Day by breaking bread with some local dads at Kenny’s BBQ place in Washington D.C, where he accidentally walked out on his bill.”


  69. Funny, I thought ‘everybody’ was blaming the high gas prices on ‘those greedy oil companies’ and their Republican friends. Even though it was a Democrat that signed their ‘bailout’ … Now , everyone is lining up to TAKE credit for the price drop. Whatever.

  70. come on Alaska….
    the Dems have never added some bullshit to a Rep bill….get real…..I’ll agree bull is bulll…but they both do it…… so quit with the high and mighty bullshit…….

  71. thank you President Obama for a 900 point drop in the DOW

  72. so Senator Rand Paul- what IS your problem?
    Attaching an amendment to flood insurance bill establishing fetal personhood?
    and there is no war on women?

  73. Between the religious wrong and the unholy alliance in Wash. DC
    heaven BETTER help the working girl. That viagra just makes it harder

  74. This made me smile and be thankful for smart women with proud vagina’s!

  75. This. Is. Fabulous.

  76. M&H,

    According to Teapublicans:

    Your whole post is…Unspeakable!

    So stop saying that word. Think of the children.

    PEACE ~ ‘V’ ~ Δ

  77. It just keeps getting better…..
    “You’re not entitled to pretend like it’s not your problem”

    Short end of the stump
    Obama leaves Hub on hook for fundraising stop
    “City Hall refused to provide a cost estimate, but one city official predicted it could run between $150,000 to $200,000 to provide security for Obama, in town on a $3.1 million fundraising tear.”


  78. Please consider leaving a link to this over on my blog with other #vaginablogs. It would be most welcome!

  79. The closer we get to November elections, the lower the prices will be. Everybody realizes that.

  80. Thank you, President Obama, for declining gas prices. I’m sure our friends on the right who are quick to blame you when gas prices rise are giving you full credit for the prices going down.

  81. Jim Wright of Stonekettle Station has written an excellent piece.


    The Real Entitlement Mentality
    ….“You’re not entitled to absolve yourself of blame for the entitlement mentality you so despise.”

    UAW – you might enjoy this piece!


  82. I just want to say, I love you both!!! You are amazing :)

  83. You are an excellent writer, you made me laugh but also echoed much of the way I feel and it is nice to know there are still wise level headed thinking women out there.

  84. just wondering where the “(because you’re being a pig)” came from because I didn’t type it…..

  85. Beth, what a well written comment. It is a pleasure to read comments such as yours. I hope you post here again.

  86. Keep your legs closed? How about men keeping it in their pants? Women don’t get pregnant by themselves, troll.

  87. Thank you, Beth, for your reasoned response. I was beginning to think that I had stumbled onto a site in which the majority of commentators stooped to ad hominum arguments, off color innuendos, and petulant name calling. As an attorney I enjoy hearing all sides of reasoned arguments. Thank you for restoring my faith that I can read some here.

  88. I don’t fool my self about anything. If an unborn fetus is unable to sustain it’s life outside the womb it is not able to be considered a full human being with rights over the mother. It is unfortunate that in this world too many woman are uneducated don’t have full access to birth control and therefore need to make the choice to terminate. But there are those that would take away access to birth control aw well, because many of those options cause the fertilized egg not to be placed within the womb and therefore ‘aborted’. So what options are there for a woman, the rhythm method, depending on a man for a condom? And then there is the issue of forced transvaginal ultrasound. This is an abomination!

    I understand your beliefs and respect them. I would never force you or anyone you loved to have an abortion. Obviously, you would never afford me or another woman that same respect. So I assume this discussion is closed, because we cannot agree to disagree respectfully as there is no respect on your part. That is obvious by your disgusting statement about keeping my legs closed which was so unnecessary and disrespectful to the discussion.

  89. You two gals are a hoot. What ship are you on in the top photo?

  90. Happens to me too UAW- and I’m libbier than most :-)
    One from this morning poofed into cyberspace entirely.
    Figure the “tubes” are having hiccups…

  91. just wondering why my comments are awaiting moderation……
    and some don’t show up……
    wondering if that happens to the libs on this site……give me a shout……

  92. Females are still the temptresses to the bible belt… after all Vagina is a four letter word.

  93. Stop giving UAW a platform, please.

  94. You fail to realize that if the TeaPublican / GOP Party, mostly Neanderthal men and the backward women who follow them, weren’t bringing these issues to the forefront of American politics by trying to legislate what happens to our bodies and between our legs we would then be free to worry about the rest of what is happening around the country.

  95. Sarah Palin’s isn’t red, white, and blue. It’s actually fascist: she just wants people to think it’s red, white, and blue.

  96. Here’s a great 1.16 min. video to remind us every one of us has the power to change the world. What sort of world will we create?

  97. Gee, Mary–why do you assume that everyone here would choose to go to church on Sunday? I, for one, went to services on Friday night. And why is it your business when, where, or if anyone chooses to attend a place of worship? I trust that your comment means you consider yourself a Christian. Perhaps you should re-read the part about judging.

  98. 5 plus million hits says it all!
    Congratulations ladies!!!
    You two are outstanding!!!

  99. It’s Sunday. Go to church.

  100. Don’t care how long you’ve been posting or what “rules” were set up in the past – no one needs to read 20 comments from the same person in a day. That is the definition of a troll. Post something inflammatory and it is going to get comments. Doesn’t grab you have to respond to them. Get a pen pal.

    Congratulations ladies for your 5 million

  101. I love Margaret & Helen!!!!!!!

  102. You are an incredible writer!

  103. This is great writing and should be required reading for those with ‘talleywhackers’!!

  104. thanks Donna but she can insult me all she wants….leave my family/friends out of it…..I thought that was agreed on a couple of years ago…..

  105. Good one!

  106. Newbride: I think you are out of line. No need to insult UAW, even when he’s at his most curmudgeon-ish. He’s a good guy, even though his views on many things are different from mine and he sometimes chooses to express them a bit memorably.

  107. GEEZ Robert……nice story…….”union brothers”……..hint….don’t use facebook to sign on here…we can see the ABOUT…..I don’t know to many union brothers that manage and supervise….

  108. Reblogged this on One Woman's Logic and commented:
    These ladies are funny

  109. so Newbride….its time to attack the bloggers family/loved ones along with the blogger themselves…….typical liberal….what’s next….my son or daughter…my mom…how about my deceased wife……do you really want to play that game…..
    FYI my girlfriend is 52, is one of two bakers employed at an extended care facility that feeds appx 500 people/day……and she pays taxes…….
    Alaskapi…..your not the typical liberal so sorry if I offended you with the typical comment…

  110. Hmmmm. Robert Chafee just reminded me of something. When unions had some clout the exec at the top of the corporation, whether it be automobiles or GE, made less than they do now. In sum, percentage wise they were closer to the worker drones in $$ than they ever could be these days. Frankly, its the pay outs at the top that are screwing everything.

    And furthermore, Margaret and Helen, you two so totally rock!

  111. consistently

    Sadly – tragically – one has to understand that the fundamental underlying issue separating “conservatives” from “liberals” has nothing to do with facts. You see, the same set of statistics about the economy can be twisted to “prove” anything you want. And we all know that.

    The real issue is whether or not God has a divine plan for America, or not. Which might be true, so you better believe it, or else we will be consumed by the anti-christ and everyone goes to hell. You see, God depends on us to put born-again christians in political power regardless of how they take away our health care, pensions, and human dignity. Otherwise the Satanic hordes of Socialist Humanists will force us to bow down to the will of the Beast and bring on Armageddon and the end of times.


    I am ashamed of my Union brothers who have been suckered into believing that we must maintain a God-fearing Government at all costs. My time as an organizer for the Teamsters – even if it was years ago – seems to have been wasted. It seems that all of us good red-blooded working folks who fought for decent working conditions, wages, healthcare, and a balanced government were wasting their time, now that the Son of the Prophet stands ready to bring the word of the Angel Gabriel and strike the final blow to the evil impostors who would defy the will of God and have us respect individual freedom, personal choice, and self-empowerment as our founding fathers intended.

    I personally can not buy into the conservative agenda. The organized worker – as corrupt and dysfunctional as Unions can be – has been our only protection from the machinations of the men who game the system. I would rather tolerate some abuse by the working class than swallow what the lechers who would run the game would falsely – in the name of Christ – want to shove down my throat.

    Oddly, I never could quite figure out if the Angel Gabriel who gave Joseph Smith the Book of Mormon was the same Angel Gabriel who gave Muhammad the Koran. In any case, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints do not know born-again from road kill. It is a freaking cult, just like all the others.

  112. Exquisite

  113. This is awesome.

  114. Talk about recycled post. No doubt anymore this is now long written the two old ladies.

  115. Amazing!
    Ladies, PLEASE, write a book!

  116. You ladies rock!

  117. Right. On.

  118. Why is it that everytime Helen talks about lady parts UAW seems to go off his meds?

  119. Lay off UAW, he needs the Viagra, he has a hot younger girlfriend, I think she is eighty.

  120. wooohoooohooo! strong woman!!!

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  122. I laughed hard.

  123. Can’t wait to forward this to everyone I know! Brilliant!!!!! I am your newest fan!

  124. You are my goddesses! Makes me wish I had a vagina too! But even though I don’t, I’ll still be voting to keep yours free! Keep up the good work.

  125. Luv these ladies!!!

  126. Well done, Ladies.
    Very funny!

  127. I love Margaret & Helen!!!

  128. Poor UAW.

    Time to get off his back. After all, someone who can’t distinguish between “your” and “you’re” probably believes that to, two, and too adds up to six

  129. Margaret and Helen, you are great!!!!
    UAW, not so much…

  130. How can grown men anywhere object to anything about ‘vagina’. They seem to need to have at least a few available to them anytime. Oh yeah. They’re a bunch of dicks. But You two gals are great. Saying like it is.

  131. Hubby thinks the million vagina march is great but cautions that it could be matched or bettered in the following month by the million dick march. I told him he needn’t worry. The dicks were already in place. On the Hill. They’re politicians. And if they haven’t marched so far, then they are complacent. (Insert evil chuckle here)

  132. http://www.cagle.com/2012/06/obamas-deficit/

  133. http://www.cagle.com/2012/06/bushs-fault-2/

  134. good one Iris….

    your right…all those chemicals are turning me into a vagina…..

    OH WAIT!!!!!!!! I forget….you don’t need any chemicals……you were born that way(no blood in head)

  135. Uaw is acting like the worst of grumpy old men – “Get off my lawn.” LOL

    How is it he knows the exact price (to the penny) of Viagra? Maybe that’s what makes him grumpy and old and impotently shaking his fist – all that blood leaving his big head due to ingesting chemicals.

  136. You two are just the best!
    You’ve made my day!

  137. LOVE it! you ladies seem like people I would enjoy having lunch with :)

  138. UAW not petty, educated.

  139. UAW, not petty, educated.

  140. Reblogged this on Social Mexican.

  141. well Delores… there’s a lot of people out here like me who feel that the Democratic party has reached into their back pocket and stolen some of their hard earned money and given it to people to lazy to wipe their own ass…
    Ramslady…as far as your/you’re…..are you really that petty???????get the sand out of it….your vagina that is……

    and I’m glad you liked the idea about giving gifts as donations………I prefer USA SHOOTING instead……2nd choice would be the NRA…….

    on a good note…..Justice Samuel Alito fired back with these words:

    This aggressive use of power by the SEIU to collect fees from nonmembers is indefensible,” he wrote. “Even a full refund would not undo the violation of 1st Amendment rights.… Therefore, when a public-sector union imposes a special assessment or dues increase, the unions must provide a fresh … notice and may not exact any funds from nonmembers without their affirmative consent.”


  142. You ladies are AWESOME! I’m Jay Reardon, a retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel living in Tagaytay, Philippines — and the only child of a strong and smart mother who got a PHD in Social Welfare in the 50s but decided to be a stay at home Mom. You’re words are on target regarding Rethugs and their attitudes towards women and reproductive health (and, unfortunately, too many Democrats too). The Republicans version of government is small enough to fit in your uterus and genitals with a gun and a bible but large enough to invade the rest of the world. KEEP UP THE GREAT WRITING!!

  143. Just a thought… perhaps if a million… literally a million… women surrounded Congress while exposing their vaginas, then they’d really make their point in a dramatic fashion. Yeah, I know it’s against the law (indecent exposure, though I don’t know any straight male who finds looking at a vagina “indecent”), but they can’t literally arrest one million women. There simply aren’t enough police for that.

    So, march on Congress and lift those skirts. It’s time to tell Conservatives to go fuck themselves and let them know that they’re not getting any more vagina so long as they continue to wage war against them.

  144. Sallie Stout, I don’t feel the TAMU dig was meant to be taken seriously. I went to St. Mary’s College of California and we had big rivals at Santa Clara and Gonzaga. I don’t mind when alumni from those schools make a dig at me. It’s just school rivalry, which is almost a tradition in the U.S.

  145. Though I agree with much of Helen’s rant, did she ever stop to think or even care that many of us out her also went to TAMU or have extremely successful friends and family members who did? Shame on you, Helen

  146. It is true that Obama needs all the help that he can get to compete with Romney’s billion dollar owners. Are we electing them or him? No difference really.

  147. I am a new fan of Miss Helen. I love what she has to say and how she says it. I look forward to her next blog.

  148. UAW, you would benefit from understanding the simple difference between your and you’re and how you could possibly infer from my comments that the Catholic Church is not a religious organization eludes me.

  149. There are a lot of people like UAW who have personally benefited tremendously from the efforts of the Democratic party and respond with contempt and hate.

    The right is afraid that of the million vagina march because when it succeeds in motivating women to stand up for themselves, the right will be … … whipped, you might say.

  150. Ramslady….your right….Obama needs all the help he can get……

    and where are your facts……”The Salvation Army is not required to file a Form 990 with the IRS because it is primarily a religious organization,”……

    Top Pay: $238,009 to William A Roberts……

    so apparently the Salvation Army also has expenses……

    are you saying that the Catholic church is not a religious organization…….

  151. I just discovered this blog. But I love it. I would totally be in for a Million Vagina March.

  152. Well said! Thank you.

  153. Wow, I just found your blog through a comment on Facebook. You ladies are hilarious!! I will definitely be back for more. :)

  154. Being a fella, I have almost no reference point, and I STILL thought this was brilliant.

  155. Brilliant as always, ladies. Count me in on the million vagina march. We really have to highlight the fact that over 50% of We The People have vaginas!

  156. This is the most delightful blog I have ever followed…………Ladies continue your wonderful commentary but I sure wish it was in normal order like it used to be.

  157. Raul, personhood amendments which give “human Life” status to zygotes and fetuses are supported not only by many Republcians in office, Mitt himself said he would support it. They have been proposed by many Republican controlled state houses. That means, the pill and any form of birth control used other than a condom would be considered an abortion and therefore illegal. Get YOUR facts straight. The war is real and each year they get a little closer to winning. Women need to wake up!!!!! We are the new middle east when it comes to politics and the vagina.

  158. You ladies rock…I’m a guy, so I don’t have a vagina but i’m totally in your camp. When are the regressives going to learn NOT to mess with women?

  159. UAW, what a great idea. My husband and I both have birthdays coming up. We will do that to help in everyday we can to re-elect President Obama.

  160. UAW, check your facts. Organizations like the Salvation Army are NOT churches. They may be faith based but they are charitable organizations. The difference? Almost ALL of the money they take in is used for charitable purposes unlike churches whose charitable assistance is a small percentage of what they take in. So you are comparing apples to oranges. Churches do absolutely no work that qualifies them to be tax exempt. As for buying your Viagra. Hell no if the same health insurance won’t buy birth control. And what do you mean “paid for by someone else”? Last time I checked health insurance itself cost money.

  161. Haha! My nephew calls it a “winkus.”

  162. UAW- it is part of collective bargaining IF there is a union to bargain…
    most of us anymore are stuck with whatever an employer chooses to offer because most of us have no unions.the take it or leave it attitude is the way of it for far too many of us- in the job world and insurance world.
    and I still don’t buy the argument that you or I are paying for anyone but ourselves and I sure as hell don’t care if someone else uses their own benefits which really ought to include birth control and related reproductive health benefits.
    personally I still think universal healthcare is the best idea. people who want more can buy more but regular people would mostly be fine under a single payer system.

  163. Just so long as you don’t call any of these GOP dicks a “penis.”

  164. No the skys not falling…..a little drizzle but not enough to even wet the ground……

  165. It gets even better…..to the people that hate donations….
    “Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
    Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
    Talk about a waste…..



  166. Sounds like UAW is getting all emotional and unable to think clearly. His sky is falling. Poor dear.

  167. yes lets get rid of all religious dogooders…….The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination…..DAMN MONEYLAUNDERERS…..

  168. Thank you Helen..my husband found your blog and shared it with me. I am sharing with all my friends…I too have wondered why the Republicans care so much about my “body” parts. I mean I like them, but really..so much interest.

  169. Absolutely love this, Margaret and Helen. We’ll have to have you as guests on our show sometime soon! Here’s a litte something from two talk show hosts not afraid of the word Vagina (or hoo-hoo, va J J, etc.) They wrote and performed this in honor of Rep. Lisa Brown and Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues.) I think you two will appreciate it!

  170. NAHNAH….. WTF……..are you sure you really want that…….and if you do lets make sure that museums get the same treatment(max taxaction)……and that it’s OK for Catholic hospitals to lock the doors on non Catholics……
    Alaskapi…..”there are real live women, with real live jobs, who work for those institutions’ affiliated businesses who want birth control coverage on their medical insurance”….hint…it’s called collective bargaining……….some peoples coverage is different than others…….and they usually give up something on one end to get something on the other……. .but if you really believe that everything should be paid for by someone else I’ll take all contributions for Viagra because it’s $23.30 a pill…..thats 6/$139.80

  171. you go girl!!! this was expertly written,, and really packed a punch.. count me in for the march!!!

  172. I couldn’t agree more, Nah Nah. I have felt this way for years. It is a crime what churches do to the financial aspect of our society (I won’t even mention the other aspects right now.) In fact, churchs are a perfect way for criminals to launder money. So, yes, it is time for the free ride to end.

  173. Hey Raul.
    I’m in favor of maximum taxation of churches, They’ve had a free ride on the taxpayers backs for centuries. Time for them to pay up and get off the gravy train.
    And if a few go under in the process, all the better for society getting these leeches out of the gene pool.

  174. @Gail. Monistat

  175. Hear, hear!

  176. get over yourself Raul Gomexz
    there are no ditzes looking for religious institutions to pay for their birth control.
    there are real live women, with real live jobs, who work for those institutions’ affiliated businesses who want birth control coverage on their medical insurance.
    BTW- Ms Helen says exactly what she means so don’t be trying to fill in any blanks you have with what she says…
    why don’t you take your lil pathetic condescending patriarchal rant somewhere someone wants to hear it.

  177. Nice way to respond to a woman in her 80′s, “Raul”. What a gentleman you are. Every single bill that threatens to de-fund Planned Parenthood threatens a woman’s access to birth control. Really, the only OTC method are condoms and that a man’s responsibility–or should be. Back to legislation–what do you think the Blunt Amendment was all about? That atrocity came within 3 votes of becoming law. Don’t kid yourself–the GOP is coming after contraception, aided by the Catholic Bishops and other assorted head cases with control issues.

    So clean up your language, dearie. I’ll bet your mom would be mortified if she knew you told a woman to shut the fuck up.


    Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
    “Dogs Aren’t Luggage–HISS!”

  178. Laurie,
    Honey, you are disturbed. Seriously, focus on your betterment and get some counseling and education. Do you even know what a Facist is, dearie?

  179. republicans are trying to limit your access to birth control? WTF are you talking about. Link the the bill or stfu. I guess what you probably mean to say is that republicans are trying keep socialists from forcing religious institutions from having to PAY for some ditz’s birth control. I know facts don’t really mean much to you pathetic types but…come on… Go try to limit someones soft drink size for a change.

  180. Lets do the march. We need to do this!! I’m over 80 too but my vagina is itching for a fight!

  181. I can’t believe you think it is President Obama who is destroying this country. The TeaPublican agenda has been clear from the start. If the President wants it, they block it, even if it is something that will be good for the country and even if it is something that they have wanted in the past. They would rather see this country go down in flames in order to see the President fail, than make compromises. You have drunk the TeaPublican KoolAid, my dear. As for the importance of these issues, they are very important. As a woman NO ONE has a right to tell me what to do wit my body and the fact that mens’ sexual health issues are easily covered by insurance is not right.

  182. All you people that worry about Republicans trying to pass laws about this JUNK is wearing me out. We have very real problems in this country, namely an inept, facist president, that hates this MOST WONDERFUL COUNTRY and he is trying to destroy it at every turn. AND THIS IS ALL YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!!!

  183. My vagina, unfortunately or not, depending on your point of view, was never able to think clearly.

  184. They are not “in politics”. They are expressing their opinions in a blog, which they are perfectly entitled to do, as are you. And many, many of us happen to agree with them.

  185. “Some funny stuff. It’s even funnier that you think there is a war against your vagina. Want an abortion? You can get one. Want birth control? You can get some. Are you forced to cover your body and face everyday like in the Middle East? Are you forced to abort babies you want to keep like in China? These are real wars on women. Wake up.” – anonymous

    Anon, are you paying attention? The Reps are slowly trying to move us to a position where we CAN’T get an abortion, we CAN’T have access to birth control. What do you think will come next? If we let them slowly strip away our rights to control our bodies, do you not see that the rest of our rights will not be far behind?

  186. I think this is a private matter that should be decided by each person, and should not be in politics at all. To each his own beliefs, and do what you think is right.

  187. Was just steered to this blog…and I must say Vagina-is-a-6-letter-word has made me belly laugh! Thanks for the humor AND the insight!

  188. Ladies, you rock.

  189. Trevor, you are so misinformed. the vulva is a seperate part, also, not “the whole package” as you seem to be under the mis-impression. get it straight, or stfu.

  190. Love this post! Now I have to go read everything….Can I adopt you two as my official grandma’s? Please.

  191. Trevor, you certainly are showing your ignorance in your comment here:

    It’s super awesome to have a man come into a discussion about women’s bodies and stomp all over how women speak and what words they use during these discussions. And by super-awesome, I mean, it’s none of your business and you really should just sit back and listen and not comment at all. It has ZERO bearing on you. You have no say.

  192. We didn’t mention that part in my home; I guess it was invisible.

  193. Trevor, when you get one, you can call it what you like and tell others what you think it should be called. Until then, keep out. Besides, a transvaginal ultrasound, abortion issues, birth control issues, sexual issues, all have to do with women and our vaginas and sexual organs, not just the parts that can be seen, as you put it. So but out!

  194. I have a vagina and I graduated from Texas A&M. I can spell vaginal along with many other words. I can’t stand Rick Perry. I am not a Republican. There are other vaginas who feel the same way I do who also went to Texas A&M and can spell and are pretty damn smart. I really thought the age of “Aggie jokes” and “all Aggies are stupid” had passed. Great article though.

  195. What better reason NOT to vote for Republicans next election, both locally and nationally?

  196. Incredibly smart and funny. Where have y’all been? or is this some dood? GOOD STUFF.

  197. Seriously Trevor, are you actually trying to tell women what we should call our own lady bits? Really? Get a friggin’ life.

  198. My mom called it a pocketbook. Yikes!!

  199. Well done ladies, well done. I have no doubt, that this blog will reach ten million hits soon.

  200. It seems to me and my 80 year old Republican vagina that Jane is the only one who makes sense. There is NO war on women.

  201. On the vagina vs. vulva issue:
    2 quick stories concerning my attempts to teach my daughter the correct terms for the female anatomy. At 3 years old she came crying saying her penis broke off (as told to her by her 5 yr old brother.) I assured her that she was a girl and had a vulva instead of a penis. Unfortunately she could not pronounce vulva & for weeks she would announce proudly to anyone who would listen that she had a “gopher.” At 12 years old, I gave her a book on menstruation. After she read it I asked her if she had any questions. She said “just one. What is a “vag (hard g, not soft) in-awwww?”

  202. [...] Vagina is a 6 Letter Word « Margaret and Helen. [...]

  203. The backwards reading is still awkward, but congrats on the 5 million hits. As long as the PTB have us fighting among ourselves they can steal the rest of our freedoms. I’m certain it is the plan. Onward, through the drones…

  204. Get over yourself Trevor. If you missed the point of the ladies’ post that’s fine but just take your condescending patriarchal hoo bobby somewhere else.

  205. Margret & Helen,

    I’m overjoyed at the finding of your blog. Mostly because you both remind me of my Great Grand Mothers. It was always refreshing to listen to their thoughts on politics & getting the right to vote. Both we’re proud Vaginas that voted, paid taxes, packed heat, & told it like it was even if it happened to include obscenities. It’s nice to know those types of women are still around no matter what age they are!

  206. What a lovely ‘gift’ to have come across this amazing post in my Friday morning Facebook lollygagging. I wish more vagina-clad voters were as aware and open-eyed as you two are. Then maybe someday that extra 8 million would add up to real change benefitting us all!

  207. I think that any man who is so repulsed and offended by the word “vagina” should not be allowed anywhere near one.

    As for me, I am a strict vagitarian, and if anybody challenges me, I will eat my words.

  208. What you see on a naked woman is her vulva, not her vagina. The vagina is not external. The vulva is the whole female genital “package” — labia, clitoris, vagina, and the opening to the urethra.
    Since you think it is so important to use the correct word I figured I’d advise you what that is.
    Please refer to your hoo ha as your vulva going forward unless you’re actually referring to the birth canal which is called the vagina.

  209. Voldemort (the body part that shall not be named) approves of this post. This is lovely.

  210. If what’s going these days isn’t a good reason to drug test politicians, I don’t know what is. They are either on drugs or insane. By drug testing them we would know whether or not drugs are the problem.

  211. Re: the number of vaginas with guns. “I’m out of estrogen and I have a gun” ROFL!

  212. Aren’t you the lady that was bullied by teenagers on a bus? You look like her

  213. Love it! You ladies are brilliant.

  214. OH how i love you women!! Yep time for a march I do hope all the “vagina’s that are Republican will see the light at the end of their vagina’s and vote no no no . after all once we are in the voting booth we can vote anyway we want to and no one needs to know:).
    Jane the Republicans started it right after a Democrat got in the White house they refused to be fair and work for the good all people not just rich white people.

  215. Dear Margaret&Helen,
    My sixty-year-old vagina and I want to be just like you when we grow up!

  216. Jane, unfortunately, the GOP has become an Us VS Them party since the Tea Party has taken hold. There seems to be no moderate republicans left, no one left willing to talk and compromise. I see evidence every day in state and federal legislation, in how the republicans are blocking every move, no matter what it is, no matter how good it may for the country, just because it came from President Obama. Their agenda is clearly screw Obama, even if it hurts the country. If a legislation will make the country move forward and therefore make the President look good, they are against it, even if they were for it before he was president. It really stinks.

  217. Exactly. At this point, it IS “us vs them,” Jane, and it just so happens to be that all Republicans are voting the party line–the hard, anti-choice, anti-contraception line–that will only serve to harm women. All women. Oh, well, not the wealthy women, of course, because they will always have access to the healthcare they need.

  218. Don’t be naive, Jane. It’s the REPUBLICANS who are proposing and passing all of the anti-women, anti-voters, anti-immigrant legislation, not Democrats. I’m not sure what you think should happen, but if I see a political party consistently attacking people’s rights, I’m not going to sit back and sing “Kum-by-ya”, I’m going to fight back and expose them for what they are.

  219. I am so tired of people making everything about US and THEM. This is not about Republicans or Democrats. This is about everyone expressing their beliefs and following the Constitution. All “Republicans” don’t believe the same thing and all”Democrats” do not believe the same thing. This is why our government cannot accomplish anything. People like you want the Republicans and Democrats to fight against each other instead of being intelligent people seeking solutions.

  220. Very funny and you make several interesting points. I don’t know what crawled up certain British num nums and died but I loved reading it.

  221. Your vagina is registered to vote? I think you’ll find YOU as a PERSON are registered to vote. You are not your vagina, which, by the way, is the correct name for your INTERNAL front passage, not your whole female genitalia. I’ve never read so much annoying codswallop in all my life.

  222. what many of us have been saying for months now.


  223. Helen, will you please be my grandma?

  224. Thank you ladies for once again speaking the truth! I’d attend a Million Vagina March in a second! As always, a pleasure to read!

  225. I’ll try again to post the video

  226. Oh Ms Helen!
    One of your very best! It even woke ole colorful up !
    Ready to march!

  227. Great post. Right on target.

    The opposition is simply not capable of understanding your wonderful contribution to the dialog. They don’t do humor and can’t even understand it. What a fearful world they must live in.

    For the rest of us only this kind of biting humor provides some relief from the absolute insanity of those wishing to control women body and soul.

    Here’s a great video in the same vein by Lisa Koch: Hands off My Clam:

  228. How dare you speak that word. Have you no shame. The Lord has looked down on you and this pornographic site and he has found it not worthy. Be damned all you read and take heed. This is sin. Abortion is sin. Shame. Shame.


  229. UAWTradesman. You think you are funny but you are not. Leave the humor to our hosts. Now they are funny.

  230. And if we are not careful Anon, that is exactly where this war will take us – which I believe is Helen’s point entirely.

  231. Some funny stuff. It’s even funnier that you think there is a war against your vagina. Want an abortion? You can get one. Want birth control? You can get some. Are you forced to cover your body and face everyday like in the Middle East? Are you forced to abort babies you want to keep like in China? These are real wars on women. Wake up.

  232. Bravo! :)

  233. You folks are fantastic.

  234. Reblogged this on imnotsurewhattocallthis and commented:
    People, you need to follow this blog. These ladies are so spot on with their timely hilarity. Margaret and Helen are brilliant broads!

  235. I love you. I do. This is brilliant, and I am showing my seventy-three year old mother immediately. She is also in possession of a vagina.

  236. Gash is a four letter word.

    The thought of Helen’s gash is so nauseating, it should be plugged.

  237. Congratulations on 5 MILLION hits! Good for you, ladies!

  238. This is some funny stuff!

  239. You ladies are brilliant and an inspiration!!! Long may your vaginas be healthy and vibrant!!! :)

  240. Funny! Ladies! Funny, just like only the two of you can make it! Thanks for another great post.

  241. Referring to your numbers of soldiers and police officers with vaginas, I’m struck by how many vaginas have guns. Rethuglicans, be afraid. Be very afraid. The War on Women is on and WE WILL FIGHT BACK!!

  242. I love vaginas and have since the day I was born, I suppose. Love the one I’ve been with for twenty years too.

  243. speaking of vagina s……look in the dictionary and see a pic of Nancy Pelosi…….ooh wait…..that’s the C part…..

  244. YOU GO GIRLS!!! I am so envious that I didn’t write this. I’m ready to sign up for the Million Vagina March. Thank you for articulating so well and so honestly what women are thinking — even if some of our Republican sisters won’t admit it.

  245. I’m pretty sure Sarah Palin has a red, white and blue one…….
    my guess would be pink,……

  246. This made me laugh lol

  247. OK, I get your point, but it sure was a one sided overly political article!!

  248. Brilliantly funny, Helen & Margaret. Thanks for the post. Let’s march to oust all Regressives from office.

  249. Thank you for saying so eloquently what most of us are too pissed off to. I am following you due to this post and am your new #1 supporter. GO MARGARET AND HELEN!

  250. This has made me so proud to be a woman, and I think I have just found a new role model in you, Helen. Sometimes it can be so hard to be a woman, to be constantly treated like property and like a lesser person for having a vagina – it really is nice to know I’m not the only one who isn’t okay with being treated this way.

  251. VOTE this Republican Feces OUT of my FACE !!!! I am Sick of how SICK this group of Anal Tracts are, have, and will continue to act !!!! Wait….Who’s acting ????

  252. Somehow, when I was writing my own blog on this topic, I just knew Helen and Margaret would do the same, but better. Kudos, ladies!

  253. Love your posts!
    But just to clear the record.. some of us who graduated from Texas A&M did learn something… and most who went did not go to college to learn how to spell. Usualy one learns such things in grade school. Usually ;-)

  254. Oh my loving god, that was hysterical. My husband will be reading his copy fresh off the printer as soon as he walks in the door! Absolutely priceless.

  255. My great-grandmother told her little girls to be sure to wash Mrs. Murphy.

  256. LOL! LOVED it. Yes, I’m ready to vote, vagina and all. At least that’s a part of me I still have!

  257. Margaret and Helen, I regard you both as having one of the great minds of all time. And you are funny, as well!

  258. Love it! Toooo funny. Love those GIRLS.

  259. Loved the post and shared it on my facebook. My grandmother, who was born in 1898, used to say that when bathing the way they used to do before running water and bathtubs, females should wash as far down as possible, then wash as far up as possible and then wash possible! Just another name that was used instead of saying vagina!

  260. OK, all together now! Gimme a V!!!!!!!!!!!

  261. I want to wear a sandwich board sign that says: “Remember! My vagina votes!”

    And really . . . don’t forget that some women have that condition called uterus didelphys. They have two vaginas. Do you think they could vote twice? Probably not, huh?

  262. wow. Henry, most people who use the “C” word are usually in the midst of a road rage incident. You know, about as far from the Good Lord in their thinking and actions as you can get?

  263. Susan,
    Read this blog that Mrs. Crutski sent to me today. It made me laugh so hard I almost wet myself. It reminds me of when you were little and you called your vagina “Patricia”. We never did find out why you decided on that name.
    I’m going to send this to your sisters as well.

  264. Amen, Helen! If there’s a Million Vagina March, I’m in. As always, thank you, Ladies, for telling it like it is.

  265. The first paragraph is so awesome I have to words to describe it. Unlike Vagina which has 1000 variations because that’s how much we care about it. Kind of like the word snow.

  266. Adoro visitar esse Blog. Acho fantástico os comentários que surgem aqui. E quanto ao tema “Vagina”, acredito que esse tipo de manifestação deveria existir aqui no BRASIL.

  267. Very brave of you “Anonymous ( not your real name) ” to share this while hiding behind the curtain of anonymity…guess what? The women with VAGINAS who chose to have those abortions did so under the protection of the laws of the USA….it was their RIGHT, blockhead, to chose what to do. It is not your business. Keep away from our VAGINAS.
    Susan ( MY REAL NAME )

  268. Oh Henry….guess what? Jesus came out of Mary’s VAGINA !! Yep, he did…right there in that little ol’ stable in Bethlehem. And, Henry honey, you came out of one, too….don’t be a hater…your sainted Mother with a VAGINA is the reason you are here.

  269. Henry really is a stinkpot and must live a very sad life with all that hate coursing through him. He is just jealous since he doesn’t have a vagina :) Vaginas rule!

  270. What a great post! Thanks for the smile!

  271. I’ll march with all the other vaginas and those tallywackers who support vaginas. After all, without one, no one would be here!

  272. Ladies, I cannot, sadly, support you by adding another vagina to your march. However, if it would be permitted, I would be most proud to join you and carry a sign stating “Tallywhackers in support of Vaginas!”, or at least, something to that effect!

  273. Helen, My vagina is not that old, but it will GLADLY support you in a Million Vagina March. Give me a date! I will be there

  274. Well done, ladies. I will be right there with you on the Million Vagina march..lets do on Wash DC where all those narrow minded Republicans are with their Short Dick Syndrome minds hang out….

  275. I’m just laughing so damn hard I can hardly type. And yes, yes,OH YES, on the MVM. That’s one I wouldn’t miss.

    Can’t you just see the look on the dirty good old boy’s (a.k.a. our politicians) faces when they see multiple vagina signs coming at them, with thousands of woman chanting the “word” over & over. You can run from the vaginas boys, but you can’t hide.

    Oh yea, let’s get this party started!

  276. Brava Ladies!!!!!
    and to top it all off you are about to reach 5 Million Hits on your blog!
    You two are simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  277. I completely support the idea of a Million Vagina March!

  278. Was Henry having a little “vagina envy” when he posted? Seriously nothing is finer or better than an aged vagina!

  279. Love your blog. Really love the idea of a Milliion Vagina March.

  280. This is my first time reading your post and I love it. I’m going to read you all the time now. You are funny, real, and inspirational. Great job.

  281. You ladies are awesome.

  282. Remember that 50 of aborted babies have vaginas…just saying.

  283. HENRY – sounds like you could use some of god’s protection … and a little of his love. Wrrite on ladies, you are fabulous.

  284. Thank you for being so brave and boldly stating your thoughts on the situation! It was amusing and wonderful and a highly enjoyable read! You can bet my 20 year old vagina will be voting come November too! You ladies rock! Much love!!

  285. Just ignore Henry – sad little men with small penises have always feared vaginas…

  286. Wow, Henry has a Jesus stick up his back-butt. Very unattractive.

  287. Women are >50% of the American public, but…

    only 26.4% of state trial judges…
    only 29% of state appellate court judges…
    only 23.1% of state legislators…
    only 21.8% of statewide-elected offices…
    only 12% of all governors, and 24 states have NEVER elected a female governor…
    only 30% of federal trial court judges…
    only 31% of federal appellate court judges…
    only 33% of Supreme Court justices…
    only 15% of the US Congress…
    and have NEVER served as chief executive — which puts us behind socially progressive nations such as Pakistan and Liberia, and leaves us among the last industrialized nations to retain the ultimate glass ceiling.

    How can you NOT expect legal persecution when you’re saddled with institutionalized minority rule?

  288. OMG!!!!!!!! This is Brilliant!!!!!!
    You two are priceless!!!
    I adore you!!!!!!!

  289. “Front butt”!!! I still haven’t picked myself up off the floor!

    I love you guys!

  290. I tried to call you the C word but your moderator blocked me. But you now get my point. I don’t like you or your crusty old vagina. Your poliitcs will bring this country to its knees and further alienate us from God’s protection. You are the devil and all who read you are misled to sin.

  291. I usually can’t wait for your posts! If only I’m as “with” at your age as you are – I should be so lucky! Both of you have become my heroines!
    PS – I am IN for the Million Vagina March!

  292. Helen — Waht an hilarious skewering of males’ preoccupation with women’s bodies. I love what several wags have said about the GOP/TP war on women: “They want small government, small enough to fit into a woman’s vagina.”

  293. Would it have been better if Representative Brown has used the short, monosyllabic Anglo-Saxon term for vagina, more commonly known as the C-word?

  294. As always, count me in. This post is PRICELESS and I will pass it on to my husband and daughter so they too can laugh out loud like I am.

    I am sick to death of the GOP ‘War on Women”. To think these dolts believe the correct anatomical term for vagina dare not be spoken aloud. In that case, I can’t help but wonder what term they use for vagina or does that never come up in GOP male conversations? I would prefer to use the correct anatomical term of penises for male private parts, but will settle for dicks because without a doubt, the entire male GOP are DICKS [in the very worst connotation imaginable].

  295. They say people don’t laugh when they’re alone, but I’m alone and I laughed my way through your post. Where do we convene for the MVM?

  296. Vote, ladies, vote! A ballot box is far more powerful than a pill box any day of the week. Great post as usual, Helen and Margaret!

  297. Oh Yes, Oh Yeah for you and your vagina. I am in Michigan for the summer. I and my vagina were born here through my mother’s vagina. My sister and i went to the reading of the vagina monologues. Eve Ensler was terrific revving up the crowd at the closing – as she said “we are sooo over …. fill in the blanks and we’re going to use the 3 Vs – vagina, voice and vote!
    By the way, some of the signs at the rally were great – one of my favorites: I was not formed from your rib but you were born through my vagina!

  298. I am 73, male and a proud vagina supporter. If you would fix me up with what you propose for the Michigan idiot, I would be proud to wear it and march.
    Hysterically funny. I don’t know whether I meant that as a pun , OR NOT.

  299. I am printing these out and snail-ing them to my Mother who is 83 but doesn’t use a computer because she loves to laugh and I can hear her now when she reads your posts. I love you old hoo hahs and I’m joining the MVM! Thanks for the laughs – you have such a way with words. John Stewart should hire you to write for him!!

  300. This is so good I don’t even know what to comment on so I’ll say keep up the good work ladies!

  301. Shouldn’t you be cleaning or something?

  302. Thank you for the morning laughs! Brilliant, as usual.

  303. Reblogged this on While you were sleeping .

  304. I love it, a million vagina march.

  305. Granted, I do not own a vagina. But I have a tallywhacker that will vote as well, and it has a very pro-vagina policy. I do believe that when people in power act ridiculous, we should and must ridicule them…and ladies, you have done so in fine fashion.

  306. I thought it was a heart problem… What? Oh, angina.

  307. Count this Vagina in for the Million HooHah march!

    We should also make some nice pink satin and brown-yarn Vaginas and mail them to that idiot in the MI legislature who thinks that Vagina is so repulsive that he can’t bring himself to utter the word…

  308. My vagina will be 72 years old on June 27th. I don’t know what I would have done without it. If there is a march – I will be there. We will laugh all the way.

  309. I have never made a contribution to a blogger…until now. Long may you write! You make me laugh every time I read you, even though sometimes it’s a bitter laugh because I know what you are saying is true but sad.

  310. God bless you both…..I haven’t laughed this much in weeks!

  311. Wonderful post, Helen! I posted the following comment to the MIGOP Facebook page and signed my full name. I don’t know if they scrubbed it or not because I couldn’t stand the thought of going back to actually read all that evil GOP propaganda.
    In honor of the First Amendment: vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina.

    You should all be deeply ashamed of yourselves. We women will Remember in November.
    I check your blog every day for a new post and I’m thrilled when I see one. Thank you for your comments and your courage.

    Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
    “Dogs Aren’t Luggage–HISS!”

  312. Thanks to Juanita over at the Worlds Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, I now have yet another great way to spend my time!!! She’s right, BTW, you ARE a genius!! ;)

  313. This is absolutely fabulous!
    My Mother used to insist if I had to refer to my vagina I should call it my “Aunt Lou”. Seriously.
    Not to worry. Years of therapy are really helping me!

    You Ladies are AWESOME!!!!!!

  314. Well, you could count my vagina in on that march. Love you two ladies. Keep the truth coming.

  315. OMG….brilliant! Ex boxes, pill boxes…..hilarious!!!

  316. You are so funny and clever – this post needs to be published in a major US newspaper!!! All Republican politicians should be served at their next fund-raising dinner on Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party installation. G

  317. Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina! There, listen to that all you immature, insecure GOPers and I’ll say it again. Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina, Vagina!

    Where do we meet to start the march?


  318. Oh, Good Lord! My vajayjay and I are laughing hysterically. Sign me up for the Million Vagina March – but I’m with Margaret, I gotta be home in time for my programs.

  319. Ex-boxes! I almost choked! I wish you two posted every day but I’m glad there aren’t more ridiculous reasons to make you post.

  320. Keep ‘em comin’ ladies…Luv ya!

    “V” is for Vagina, Voice, Vote and Victory!

    PEACE ~ “V” ~ Δ

    ps – Pass it on!

  321. My rainbow-clad talleywhacker supports your One Million Vagina March!

  322. Helen and Margaret, I love what you write. My vagina will definitely be voting in all upcoming elections.

  323. Let’s Rock, Fellow Vaginas…get those marching boots on and do it !!
    Love you, Helen and Margaret!

  324. awesome ladies! Count me in for the million vagina march! My vagina will be voting AGAIN as it has done every election since it was old enough to vote!

  325. I just love you gals. I am an octogenarian, also, with a very old vagina. And I always vote. You are funny as hell and I so look forward to your posts.

  326. Awsome post ladies..

  327. amen, sisters!

  328. This subject needed M&H’s speical kind of humor. Thanks … Keep em coming…

  329. My vagina is clapping for both of you! I love this blog and will most definately have a voting vagina come November. Around Town Sally Brown will not be voting for any Republican “dicks” however :)

  330. You are fabulous – BOTH of you. I love you!

  331. If there’s a Million Vagina March you can count on me and mine as well

  332. Good Lord you are brilliant and funny ad hell!!!!
    I’m sending this to everyone I know!!

  333. Would like to be Helen when I grow up!

  334. my vagina will also be voting.

  335. Fantastic—love to both of you

  336. Just had my ovaries removed but the vagina is still there, so count me in for the A Million Vagina March! You ladies rock!

  337. We NEED a million vagina march! Mine is going to vote in November, too, and it won’t be for any Republican penises.

  338. Helen, you are wonderful!!

  339. Brilliant! Welcome back . . . .

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