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    Monday, September 12, 2005

    If You're Wishing You Were Watching The Roberts Hearing

    here's the next best thing:

    Jessica of Feministing live blogs at BushvChoice.

    Highlights of some typical second-wave garbage from Dianne Feinstein:

    As the only woman on this committee...I have an additional role...to see that the hard-earned autonomy of women is protected...we share a history of having to fight for many rights--the rights that many young american women now take for granted . . .

    For me, one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed by you is the const. right to privacy...I remember, and many of the young women here don’t, what it was like when abortion was illegal.


    Well, if Roberts is confirmed, it is no doubt the fault of all of us younger women. Bush and company played only a minor role. And my demographic, didn't vote for the idiot in the numbers that Sen. Feinstein's did. But still, it's our fault, even though those women don't need abortions anymore and so feel completely able to sell us out with votes for Republicans so they can retire in baby boomer-SUV-surround sound-comfort. The real problem is that women under 45 aren't out there marching enough or attending ridiculous vigils (never mind that Crystal Lander, quoted in the article, is a younger woman who organizes younger women for younger women!)

    Edited to add: More good live-blogging from Henry over at Wonkette, naturally.

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