Christine

Feminist evangelist working on an MA in Sociology. Music and book junkie....

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Vote since your rights depend on it

Susan B. Anthony once said, “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.” (1872 and 1964).

These words are important to remember, especially in the upcoming 2012 elections that will determine the progress or rollback of women’s rights. When asked about pay equality at the second presidential debate, President Obama stated the importance of women’s progress, the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the necessity for women to make their own healthcare decisions. Mitt Romney, (aka Mittens), said he had women’s organizations compile “binders full of women” because his administration did not have any female workers. He failed in answering the pivotal question. His stance on contraception? He states, “I just know that I don’t think bureaucrats in Washington should tell someone whether they can use contraceptives or not, and I don’t believe employers should tell someone whether they have contraceptive care or not,” Romney said during Tuesday night’s debate. “Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives and the president’s statement on my policy is completely and totally wrong.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/mitt-romney-contraception_n_1974752.html
His perception of the healthcare law is wrong…however, I find it ironic that he “doesn’t believe bureaucrats in Washington can tell someone they can or cannot use contraceptive”….yet his running mate, Paul Ryan has supported personhood amendments that would criminalize abortion and worked with Rep Todd Akin (R-MO) on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” which referred rape to ...

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