Senator Claire McCaskill Has a PSA for Men: “Shut the Hell Up”

She’ll let you have your opinions of marijuana legalization if you shut up everything else.

Senator Claire McCaskill, one of only 20 women currently serving in a senate of 100, released a very special public service announcement for men—yes, all men—on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night. The Democratic senator from Missouri, who recently voted against a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood and has helped introduce reforms to the military justice system in cases of sexual violence, videotaped a message informing men that it’s completely okay, in fact, sometimes, necessary, to “shut the hell up” on some issues.

“It’s not that women don’t value your thoughts, it’s just that we don’t value all of them,” says McCaskill, saying what many women have grunted through clenched teeth every time the men in their lives have voiced their precious opinions on birth control and abortion. “The world doesn’t need your opinion on everything. For example, what women do with their bodies: hush.”

Here is a list of things of Senator McCaskill, and by extension, many women, wants you to shut the hell up about:

  • Who the next James Bond should be
  • How to pronounce gif
  • Star Wars
  • Pants suits
  • Selfies
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Curtains
  • Carbs
  • Millenials
  • Body hair removal
  • Religion
  • Gluten
  • Harry Potter
  • Nut allergies
  • Star Wars again
  • All art in general
  • Whether or not to brine the Thanksgiving turkey
  • Ethics in gaming journalism

If you can comply by these rules, says Senator McCaskill, she’s generous enough to hear your opinions on marijuana legalization.


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