“It’s reached the point that we can’t even rely on the Democrats to stand up for our basic rights. Twenty-two Democratic Senators voted to confirm John Roberts as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005. A few months later, when Democrats failed to block the confirmation of batshit-crazy Samuel Alito, most feminists I know went into a state of barely-contained fury. Many of us had worked our hearts out for years to elect every Democrat we could, in no small measure because we were relying on the party to stop the erosion of our rights under a conservative Supreme Court. Lot of good it did us.”

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Those are the words of Dr. Violet Socks, excerpted from this essay. She’s pretty disgusted with the Democratic Party right now, to put it mildly.

Meanwhile, Historiann seems to be feeling a bit more conciliatory, if I am reading her correctly.

Both are terrific feminist bloggers who happened to support Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and both make some interesting points. See what you think.

–Ann Bartow

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