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Melissa Harris-Perry Wears Tampon Earrings On Air

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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Are there absolutely no standards of decency at MSNBC?

On Sunday, in a bizarre protest of the Texas state legislature, Melissa Harris-Perry actually put on a pair of tampon earrings in the middle of her program (video follows with transcript and commentary):


MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: I just have to show these. My producer Lorena made for me last week some tampon earrings because of course you’re remember that the Texas state legislature said that you couldn’t bring tampons in when they were going these women to in fact stand up for their own reproductive rights. You weren’t allowed initially to bring tampons. So, just in case that ever happens again ladies, you can just bring them on your earrings.

For those as confused as they are disgusted, the Washington Post reported July 12:

I can understand if they took away knives and guns. But tampons?

That’s what happened to women who wanted to watch the ongoing debate over proposed abortion restrictions in the Texas senate Friday when state troopers tried to confiscate their tampons and other feminine hygiene products.

Why? Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the senate president, reportedly didn’t want the women to have any items that could be thrown from the gallery at the lawmakers during their discussion. To be fair, that’s about anything a woman could carry in her purse, and one Twitter photo showed a box of energy bars in the box of confiscated items.

But there’s an ugly side to what sounds like a ridiculous story: According to KETK news,Texas Department of Public Safety officers inspecting bags found one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected of holding feces and three jars suspected to contain paint.

So they weren't just confiscating tampons.

I guess that was an inconvenient truth for Harris-Perry.


by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM

JTROX
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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Sadly, nothing surprises me from that woman.

katy_kay08
by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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silly woman...this is how you do it


SunshneDaydream
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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LOL I love her!! That is hilarious. They WERE confiscasting tampons, among other things, and that is ridiculous. Did they want women to just bleed all over themselves? Of course, that would make them look weak and petty and not in control of their reproductive systems, so that would work in the GOP's favor.
fireangel5
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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She looks like an idiot. If she enjoys that, have at it. 

SunshneDaydream
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM

HAHAHA!!!!

Quoting katy_kay08:

silly woman...this is how you do it



jllcali
by Jane on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM
9 moms liked this
This post reminds me of high school boys freaking out because they saw a feminine hygiene product. Do you avert your eyes in the feminine aisle at the grocery store too?
lga1965
by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

 LOL. That is hilarious!

 

tanyainmizzou
by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Or there is a time and place for everything.   Would you want your children wearing condom earrings?

Quoting jllcali:

This post reminds me of high school boys freaking out because they saw a feminine hygiene product. Do you avert your eyes in the feminine aisle at the grocery store too?


yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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 You know what they say...you just can't buy class.

 

 

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