However, there is now one fewer blog on The Endless Blogroll, and I probably should have done it sooner. You will no longer find Tennessee Guerrilla Women there, because Egalia has finally gone too far.
Via Kleinheider, I learned that Egalia is advocating that feminists leave the Democratic Party. I refuse to link to her and drive any traffic there, because, this, in a word, is bullshit. Yup, go vote for John mcCain and watch as he helps to take reproductive rights away from women, along with a lot of other rights. Sure, ladies, go right ahead and help McCain take you back to the barefoot and pregnant days all because Hillary ran a shitty campaign that assumed she would be a lock. Obama out smarted her and made better decisions, and that's why he's the nominee and she isn't.
You think I'M pissed? Go check out Aunt B. and Mack!
First, Aunt B:
Is Obama perfect? No. Should he have spoken out more directly about the blatant misogyny Clinton faces in her campaign. Yes. Are we, as women, going to have to be vigilant no matter who the candidate is, when it comes to our rights? Yes.
But holy Jesus, leaving the Democratic party because you didn’t get your way?
What? Now that you’re pushing retirement and not having any more kids, you can just turn your back on feminism? Is that it? It doesn’t matter to you if Roe v. Wade is overturned because you’re not going to need an abortion so fuck the rest of us? It doesn’t matter if women ever achieve equal pay for equal work because you’re leaving the job market so fuck the rest of us? You’d throw your lot in with the Republicans?
Great stuff, go click on the links and read it ALL.
Did misogyny play a role in Hillary’s defeat? Sure, particularly in the media. There is every reason to be mad about that. Work to change it. How many candidates of color went down in flames simply because of their race throughout the years? We’ll never really know, but one cannot credibly argue that misogyny was more rampant than racism.
Meanwhile, as Egalia continues to don her blinders, oppressive legislation continues to be proposed by her supposed enemy, The Radical Right. How does widespread disunity among Democrats help to combat it?