Virginia State Senator Janet Howell, I Love You

January 31, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Janet Howell of the Commonwealth of Virginia ain’t talking no crap off The Boys Club.

No, sireeee.  She feels that if the State of Virginia, like the State of Texas, wants to require a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound prior to having a legal abortion, then it’s damn time for the table to turn.

Republican lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would require pregnant women to have an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy. In response, Howell introduced an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining erectile dysfunction medication like Viagra.

I’d say Governor Rick Perry goes first, but I read Glen Maxey’s book and I think he’d enjoy it too much.

Thanks to Brian for the heads-up.

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21 Comments to “Virginia State Senator Janet Howell, I Love You”

  1. gidget commando says:

    She’s my kinda gal. Where I can I buy that senator a drink?

  2. Sandy Havens says:

    Janet is a heroine! Oh, I so hope that passes.

  3. JC in Austin says:

    That’s the smartest bill I’ve heard about in a very long time! Go Senator Howell.

  4. That is a brilliant tit-for-tat, but I doubt it would work here.

    In Texas, where everything is bigger, most of the honorable members of our Lege would require a team of proctologists for his exam. And there is no point of performing a stress test on the heartless.

  5. She is my “Woman of the Year.” No wait, my “Person of the Year.”

    I’m going to find her e-mailaddress and tell her she is brilliant and courageous.

  6. Why stop there? Add a Wham Bam Penigram!

  7. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

  8. As to your comment about Ricky, ditto for Rush.

  9. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    Perhaps a trans-urethral prostate exam would be in order as well. After all if the State of TX can take a position on the health of the cervixes (cervices?) of its teenage women, the state of VA should be able to take a position in favor of male prostate health. Sauce for the goosee and all that.

  10. Let’s see….should we call that Penile Servitude? ROFLMAO!

  11. She’s from my district, and don’t think I wudden on the email the moment I heard about it telling her how awesome she is and how I will volunteer for her campaign next time.

    Please God let this be the shot heard round the world against this relentless coopting of women as if they are NOT autonomous beings.

  12. Senator Howell’s e-mail address is or Her office number in Richmond is (804) 698-7532 and her district office is (703) 709-8283.

  13. daChipster says:

    “Fryer” Tuck says, “If that there girl Senator’s givin’ the exams, y’all can keep the Viagry.”

  14. Uncle Dave says:

    You may get a rise from the knowledge that a rectal exam, a/k/a the finger waive is a part of every old fart physical. And the dreaded instruction, “Drop your pants, bend over and grab the table,” is heard even if there is no request to re-up the prescription. That’s when a man times are hard, even if nothing else is.

  15. I’m in Texas, and I pine for representation like Senator Howell….or really, any representation at all. Down here, if you have ovaries, The Menfolk make all the decisions on your behalf, lest your teeny little ladybrain get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task.

    I’m obviously not her constituent, but have such mad love for her I had to tell her so: senhowell AT gmail DOT com

  16. Uncle Dave, talk to me when you have had a mammogram, sweetie!

  17. 1toughlady says:

    I love this Senator! Oh, how I wish Texas had such Senators!

  18. Uncle Dave, we can argue how that compares to “Lie back and put your feet in the stirrups.” AND the mammogram. (Worst part of that is knowing they have to do it twice.)

    I sent Sen. Howell a thank you. I’m pleasantly surprised that it only lost 21-19. Maybe some of the For votes didn’t want to admit that it would apply to them….

  19. Okay guys and gals… after fifty part of your annual OBGYN exam includes the finger test… so we have that, the pap smear and the good ol’ tits in a vise mammogram. Sorry fellas, we got you two outta three in that department!

  20. Uncle Dave says:

    Garmiam, Rhea. and all other women:
    I willingly concede you are tougher than men are, and you have to be.

  21. I also sent Senator Howell a big Thank You.

    The state should not be allowed to require unnecessary medical testing. Period. For men or women. That’s her point. Unfortunatly, some people still don’t get it. I don’t think it’s funny (well, really, I do!) but it’s just plain old common sense.

    Even though I am not in Senator Howell’s district, I will send a campaign contribution (in March, some type of retriction) to make sure that she remains in the Virginia Senate. We need her, and many more like her!