Want to know how misinformed and bewildered the American feminist movement is on the state of the Democratic Party?
Check out this post at HuffPo by blogger Amy Siskind, calling on Martha Coakley to change her position on backing the health care bill since the bill is hostile to women’s health:
In recent days, women’s advocates have been strikingly hushed. It seems that women’s health is under assault and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it. Even feminist leader Ellen Malcolm resigned from the organization she founded in seeming disgust as her candidates acquiesced. All this has left me to ponder: who will be our modern day Eleanor Roosevelt?
Could it be Martha Coakley? ….
As we know, unlikely bedfellows are uniting in opposition to Obama’s health care reform. Independent bloggers who oppose health care reform see MA Republican candidate Scott Brown as their best hope to shoot it down. Former Hillary Clinton supporters who were pro-Coakley last month, now are signing up to phone bank for Republican Scott Brown here and here in an effort to defeat health care. Even a lifelong women’s advocate informed me this week that she was backing Brown to shoot down Stupak/Nelson. Strange days indeed.
Which is why Martha Coakley should seize on this moment. Coakley should change her position and run against health care reform. In doing so, not only will she cement a win in Massachusetts, but also establish herself as a modern day Eleanor Roosevelt at a time when women are desperate for leadership….
So here’s a plea Martha: Lead us. And if you do, we will have your back!
Coakley already played the feminist movement during the primaries. Coakley used her opposition to the abortion language in the Senate bill to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from Emily’s List and others, and to distinguish herself from her male primary opponents. Then she sold you down the river by changing her position and now backs the abortion restrictions in the Senate bill.
Don’t believe me, check out the blog post at TalkLeft: Martha Coakley’s Bait and Switch on Abortion.
If you want to stop the abomination called Obamacare, then you should be shouting “Save Us Scottie!”
And tell Jane Hamsher to do the same.