Yesterday, hundreds of people protested Oklahoma’s “personhood” bill at the state capitol. Among them was State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre — holding a sign to end all protest signs.
Well said, ma’am.
Further info, from a HuffPo article on the protest:
“Oklahoma Sen. Judy McIntyre (D), one of four women in the 48-member state Senate, looked out over a sea of homemade signs at a fetal personhood protest at the state Capitol on Tuesday and spotted one that she wanted to hold herself.
” ‘If I wanted the government in my womb,’ the sign said in painted blue letters, ‘I’d fuck a Senator.’
“At the risk of offending some of her mostly male Republican colleagues, who recently voted to pass a controversial fetal personhood bill, she grabbed the sign and posed with it for photos.
” ‘I was so excited about the fact that the women in Oklahoma have finally begun to wake up and fight for their rights,’ she told HuffPost. ‘I saw a sea of signs that caught my eye, but this one in particular — I loved its offensive language, because it’s just as offensive for Republicans of Oklahoma to do what they’re doing as it relates to women’s bodies. I don’t apologize for it.’”