In the year 2012, Congress convenes an all male panel on birth control! In the USA! These GOP dudes should do the country a very big favor and move to the Middle East. At least there they'd find lots and lots of dudes who share their Extreme Patriarchal Values:
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) [watch them below!] walked out of the hearing in protest of his decision, citing frustration over the fact that the first panel of witnesses consisted only of male religious leaders against the rule. Holmes Norton said she will not return, calling Issa’s chairmanship an “autocratic regime.”
Pelosi to GOP on contraception: 'Duh!' - "Five men are testifying on women's health," Pelosi said, adding, "Where are the women?
“It was staggering to sit there and feel like this panel of men was going to talk about my health and women like me. It felt so very wrong.” -- Sandra Fluke
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