A Hollywood Feminist's Logic

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Cameron Diaz on why women need to vote and preserve the "right" to their bodies:

We have a voice now, and we're not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that, then you should vote, and those are the... It's your voice, that's your right.

Ms. Diaz is right. Women have a lot to lose this year. A Bush victory would mean loosing "the right to our (women's) bodies." Women won't be legally able to inject themselves with illegal narcotics, streak naked in public, write death threats to the president on their persons, assist someone commit suicide...and, oh...oh the horror!

Update: Right on Red has in interesting perspective regarding the rights of women outside of the United States.