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Wednesday, October 13, 2004
I thought "Demos" meant "People", not "Men"
Remember George W. Bush claiming that Saudi Arabia was going to be moving towards democracy*? They're excluding half the population, because they won't be able to have women's polling places. Haven't these guys ever heard of voting absentee?

(Via Matt Yglesias at TAPPED)

*And yes, I'm quite aware that the original Greek democracy was all-male, as well as every "democracy" up until the late nineteenth century. We're not in the nineteenth century.

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