Uterus, uterus, uterus!
Uteri aren’t just for Floridians anymore. Did you know half of all Americans carry concealed uteri with us everywhere we go, even [gasp!] in public policy debate?
“Uterus” has a Facebook page, Twitter hashtags and — because it’s politics — pink buttons.
But most important, Democrats looking for a unifying theme amid dour legislative prospects have found it in a single, unlikely word. House Democrats have started wearing pink buttons that say uterus in capital letters.
Saunders, the minority leader, warned members at a Wednesday caucus meeting not to wear the buttons on the House floor.
If I hear one more professional political operative of any persuasion, claim that these are serious times for grown-ups, they’d damn well better not be part of bootstraps, butt cracks and uterus-button banning if they want my grown-up, fully functioning, potentially incorporated uterus to take them seriously . . .
(girls fall in a heap laughing helplessly)
I thought then and still do, that for these smart and culturally savvy girls, this absurdly irrelevant authoritarian message had extra entertainment value due to its temporal context, IOW its real-world incongruity. Consider that their years as students under “Gimme that hat” as prime learning directive, spanned September 11, 2001, when for any Thinking Parent or Principal, deadly serious school security concerns surely would have topped a priority list that if addressed in proper order, could never reach all the way down to hats serious or otherwise.