It’s shit like this…

…that confirms to me that the Progressive Bloggers aggregator has aggregated just a little too much unprogressive gunk. Or, as Pale would put it, they were so open-minded that their brains leaked out. And this is what took the place of all that grey matter. Crud. Curt, short, and rude.

So much for reasoned debate, eh Scott?

See, this is what happens when you let the anti-choicers (who are anti-progressive and thus, anti-awesome) try to tell you what “reasonable” is. You get crap everywhere.

But hey! It’s so nice to see that the so-called Prog Blog has decided to come out on the side of the Women’s Moderation Movement.

You know what that is?

Well, I’ll give you a hint. It’s not a real movement.

Women’s Moderation, as distinct from Women’s Liberation, is nothing but appeasement and compromise. It’s what we women have been doing forever. Some of us did it out of the foolish notion that it would get us somewhere if only we said pretty-please with enough sugar on it; all of us did it because it was not as though we were being given any real choice in the matter, anyway. We compromised, we appeased, we grovelled. And it never got us anywhere. Whenever one of our oppressors told us to jump, we didn’t ask any questions, other than (timidly) How high? And whenever one of our abusers hit us, we rolled over. Sometimes we played dead; sometimes, we WERE dead.

And any which way you slice it, we were not free.

And we were not making progress, either. Which is kind of the whole point of being progressive, isn’t it?

Yeah, that’s what Women’s Moderation gets you: It gets you nothing, except maybe sometimes when it gets you dead. Sound reasonable to you, ladies?

Didn’t think so.

But apparently the Powers That Be at the Not-So-Progressive Bloggers have decided that it IS reasonable to let the enemies of progress get a foot in the door. And it’s not the first time they’ve done that, either. We’ve seen anti-green energy blogs, “red” Tory blogs, and now this. Liberalism so illiberal that it is virtually indistinguishable from the not-at-all-progressive-anymore Conservative Party. Lots and lots of crap gets caught in that aggregator, and yet no one ever cleans it out. Meanwhile, the smell…

Is it any wonder all the real progressives are fleeing? Is it any wonder I wanted out?

Well, now I’m out. And the air is smelling cleaner already.

Now, if someone would kindly lend me a windshield scraper so I can get their deceptive bumper sticker off my sidebar, I’ll be all set.

Thanks, real progressives, for sticking with me…and let’s keep on truckin’.

PS: Just had to share this. It’s perfect:

3 Comments

  1. Neil Hodgins says:

    Excellent post, Bina. I dare say that the appeasers over at PB are getting a tad miffed that so many folks , esp. women, seem to be getting a little uppity over a non-negotiable point (Scott’s petulance a case in point). Somehow they’ve gotten it into their heads that merely holding an opinion, any opinion, automatically lends it validity. So what next then? Allowing white supremacists debate deporting minorities? Let the hatemongers from Westboro Baptist Church & Insane Asylum debate gay marriage or anti-bullying programs merely by the fact they hold an opposing view?

    As for the Women’s Moderation Movement (read “The Can’t You Girls Be a Little More Lady-like and Make Me a Sandwich While You’re At It” Movement) I say appeasement is for religionists and Neville Chamberlain…

    N.

  2. As I said to both JJ and Fern:

    Hey, could you ignorant, hysterical, feminazi sluts keep it down in there? We’re trying to have a Calm, Rational Debate about whether your uteruses should be considered State Property.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Yeah, that sounds about right. Come to think of it, that’s what the Mulroney Government™ said to us the last time we demonstrated against proposed new anti-choice laws, too.

      BTW, tonight’s wankapedia is gonna be thicker than usual. Lotsa wanks…lotsa wanks.

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