Open Phones: Paula Deen, Wendy Davis, and White Southern Women

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Paula Deen and Wendy Davis

We open the phones to discuss two white Southern women in the news this week: Paula Deen and Wendy Davis. Over at Slate, Tracy Thompson argues that too many Americans think all Southern women are like Paula Deen, and that it's time for Southerners to speak up and voice their difference and diversity. A day after Deen was fired by the Food Network, Wendy Davis began her filibuster on the floor of the Texas State Senate to block a restrictive abortion bill.

White Southern women: How do you see yourself reflected -- or not reflected -- in Deen, Davis, and this week's national conversation? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment below.