[eDebate] ???Overturning Roe v Wade????

Steve Sawyer majeredb8
Mon Apr 10 12:24:02 CDT 2006

> I think the idea of the topic process being open assumes an idealized 
> Habermasian notion of communication. You assume that men and womyn
have equal 
> access to using their voice in this space. Some womyn do not feel
> speaking to an entirely male topic committee. There is a power
> that silences some womyn or undermines their ability to feel comfortable 
> speaking in this space. I believe you that your opinion may not have been 
> devalued at these meetings, but I don't think you have made an
argument about 
> why that is equally true for womyn.

With all due respect, this seems like a reason for interrogating a court
decision handed down by nine men in black robes.  If our society is
structured in such a way to restrict women's access to public
deliberative spaces, then _Roe_ could probably been seen as the ultimate
accomodation strategy.


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