Saturday, December 24, 2005

Sandra Day O'Connor: Feminist of the Day?

Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court Justice
"No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom."

No, just no.

I'm not even going to do any research on this one. She was the swing vote on the US Supreme Court for something like 20 years. Every restriction on abortion that has been OKed by the Supreme Court has got through because she agreed with it. Waiting periods, parental notification, and all the other bullshit that has made access to abortion in America much harder than it is in NZ (where technically abortion barely legal), that's all her fault. I don't care if she spent the rest of her life organising with the women around her to fight sexism and misogyny (and she didn't), she's no feminist.

Conclusion: Clarence Thomas isn't a friend of civil rights either.

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