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Come Saturday Morning: Some Women’s Voices (and Choices) Are ‘More Equal’ Than Others

David Dayen speaks for me here:

Yesterday we had a big national discussion about the choices women make in their lives. Ann Romney at one point said right-out, “We need to respect the choices that women make.”

At the end of yesterday, Arizona’s female Governor, Jan Brewer, signed a bill banning abortions after 18 weeks and creating a new definition of “pregnant.”


There will be no sense of irony around this, that the national discussion around women’s choices came from the exact same party that promotes restricting women’s medical choices. Everyone will just keep having the stupid season discussion they were having.

Know how in Animal Farm, some animals were “more equal” (that is, more important) than others? Here in the US, some women’s voices and choices are considered more important than others. The voices and choices of privileged and wealthy Republican women are enshrined and honored, whereas those of us in the 99% of American women not born or married to wealth or privilege might as well have been born without vocal cords, so utterly are we ignored by the same corporate media that fawns over the Ann Romneys of the nation.

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