In defense of abortion rights, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry took off her regular earrings in the middle of her show on Sunday and replaced them with…well, take a look for yourself.
Yes, it's exactly what it looks like. On her television show, broadcast live across the country, Melissa Harris-Perry put on tampon earrings.
What do these have to do with abortion rights, you ask…well, here's the explanation she gave on Sunday:
…you’ll remember that the Texas state legislature said that you couldn’t bring tampons in when…these women [were going] 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.
Sound ridiculous? Don't take our word for it. Watch the segment yourself below.
TheBlaze.com reminds us that earlier this month, during the 2nd vote for increased abortion regulations — the first being filibustered by Texas Senator #StandWithWendy Davis — police confiscated many items from female protesters who opposed the measure. Items which reportedly included bricks, tampons, pads and condoms protestors planned to throw at pro-life lawmakers…before the final vote.
As you can imagine, Twitter-mockery was in full force after the stunt, and, even though he was on vacation with the segment aired, Glenn couldn't help but join in this morning on radio. It's a safe bet that Tania was being a little strict with Glenn's diet over vacation because when he first saw the segment he thought the earrings were marshmallows.
"From a distance…if you were from a distance you were like, she has marshmallow ears," Glenn said. She is trolling for me. And then you'd get up and you'd be like, those are tampons."
"No, those aren't marshmallows," Pat clarified.
"You'll be like, yes. I'm not — I'm no longer interested in you. And she would say, good," Glenn joked.
But the mockery didn't stop with "marshmallow earrings." No…Glenn had much bigger plans to poke add Melissa Harris-Perry's ridiculous MSNBC antics.
"But I think she made a very good point that — you know, because she was sticking up for, you know, reproductive rights," Glenn said sarcastically. "So in other words, abortions for reproductive purpose, for, you know, for birth control. And I have to tell you something: I never thought of — I never thought of using tampons. So I'm going to…I'm just making condom gloves for me right now," he continued as he slipped something on his hands.
That something being gloves made out of condoms…seriously.
After putting on the most ridiculous pair of gloves one can imagine…and topping it off with a "birth-control nose ring," Glenn made his point:
"I think, Melissa, you don't look like an idiot, nor do I," he said. "And Melissa, you look as credible as I do. And that's saying something. Because your entire network practically made a living off of mocking me when I was doing pie charts on how our country was going to be destroyed through spending habits and using actual pies. You're wearing tampon earrings, darling. I say that, I say that "darling" part with all the love and respect darlings like you deserve."