Virginia seems to have ushered in a new protest genre: the gynecological overshare.
Virginia Republicans who helped pass a law requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion found their political Facebook pages flooded this week with the kind of information normally reserved for the ob/gyn.
“Senator McDougle, I am almost 49 and STILL menstruating with no sign of slowing down!,” began a comment posted on Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Hanover)’s page. “Frankly, I've had enough of this inconvenience — the cost of pads and pain reliever and all the mess- well YOU know how it is. You're an expert on this lady stuff.”
(Attention Del. Dave Albo (R-Fairfax): That Too Much Information Award the House bestowed on you for sharing how all that transvaginal utrasound jazz cost you sex with your wife is likely to be revoked and given instead to one of these gals.)
There’s enough material there for another run of “The Vagina Monologues.” Or there was, until somebody got wise and zapped it.
Luckily, Daily Kos kept a screen shot of McDougle’s pre-purged page. So the dawn of lady-business activism has been preserved for history.