SC Sex Toy Ban?

Note: Margaret is on the road and away from her computer (she’ll be back on Monday), but said we should post this story:

South Carolina state representative Ralph Davenport (Republican, SC) has proposed a bill that would make sex toys illegal in SC. If passed, selling them would be a felony in the state. More info on the babeland blog. What’s worse is that Davenport readily admits that he doesn’t know what a sex toy is – yet he wants them banned.

This guy is from my home state, and represents my home county, so I find this especially infuriating but also embarrassing. Of course, he’s the same representative who proposed a bill to erect a fetus monument on the state house lawn.

If you’d like to contact Rep. Davenport and let him know what sex toys are (probably not a threat to national security for starters) you can find his info here.

– Keri Smith

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