Pseudo-Adrienne has it exactly right ...
Over at Echidne's place, said Goddess still being in Europe.
It is no surprise that the male bloggers on the Left don't give a shit about women's rights, but it is frustrating because these same assholes claim to be Progressive. How popular would they be if they told any other minority to just shut up? Black people should back off the Voting Rights act for the good of the Party? That wouldn't go over too well, now, would it.
Get this, Kevin. Listen really hard. My uterus is not a bargaining chip, and anyone who acts as if it is can kiss my ass and my vote goodbye.
Echidne, women need to seriously think about that third party idea. I've been saying for a while that if the Dems cave on abortion rights, we should bury them. They aren't an effective opposition party anyway, and the odds of us winning an election on Diebold machines is about nil. A Women's Party or a mass exodus to the Green Party - which is where women and true Progressives really ought to be if you read their platform - may be the only chance we have to wrest this country away from its corporate masters.
What good are the Dems if they're owned by the same special interests as the Republicans? The one thing everyone in Congress has in common is that they are all wealthy. They aren't going to do shit for the other 95% of the American People who aren't rich.