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Pro-Choice Activist Reads A Poem Called "If My Vagina Was A Gun" Testifying Before The Texas Senate

“If my vagina was a gun, its rights would all be protected, no matter the body count or the children affected…”

2. Katie Heim read the poem on Monday afternoon as part of the testimony in front of the Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee.

3. A transcript of her poem:


If my vagina was a gun, you would stand for its rights,

You would ride on buses and fight all the fights.

If my vagina was a gun, you would treat it with care,

You wouldn’t spill all its secrets because, well, why go there.

If my vagina was a gun, you’d say what it holds is private

From cold dead hands we could pry, you surely would riot.

If my vagina was a gun, its rights would all be protected,

no matter the body count or the children affected.

If my vagina was a gun, I could bypass security,

concealed carry laws would ensure I’d have impunity.

If my vagina was a gun, I wouldn’t have to beg you,

I could hunt this great land and do all the things men do.

But my vagina is not a gun, it is a mightier thing,

With a voice that rings true making lawmakers’ ears ring.

Vaginas are not delicate, they are muscular and magic,

So stop messing with mine, with legislation that’s tragic.

My vagina’s here to demand from the source,

Listen to the voices of thousands or feel their full force.

4. Katie went on to clarify her poem’s point on Twitter on Tuesday.


Katie Heim

@katieh1022

Vaginas v guns; both dangerous. How can your gun be more private than my vagina? #ifmyvaginawasagun

5. And more than a few Twitter users picked it up.


LOLPAC Left Out Loud

@lolpacorg

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun (the official poem) #UniteBlue #p2 #ConnectTheLeft Please RT to share:

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun is trending and the first thing I though of was that South Park episode with Oprah ..

— Everybody's Nobody (@TheWorldOfDG)

Everybody’s Nobody

@TheWorldOfDG

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun is trending and the first thing I though of was that South Park episode with Oprah ..

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun I'd shoot Dave first..

— HARAJUKU BARBiE. (@AL3XA__)

HARAJUKU BARBiE.

@AL3XA__

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun I’d shoot Dave first..

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun I'd be treated like the fuckin Queen I am! Bow...cuz that trigger could get pulled at any time

— DA LINGSTER (@MZTENA10)

DA LINGSTER

@MZTENA10

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun I’d be treated like the fuckin Queen I am! Bow…cuz that trigger could get pulled at any time

9. Though some were more confused than others…

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun hhahaha wtf ?

— Edson Escãdilla &bd (@Edsonnnh_)

Edson Escãdilla &bd

@Edsonnnh_

#IfMyVaginaWasAGun hhahaha wtf ?

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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