So, DAMMIT JANET! had a bit of a problem with a couple of bloggers' take on Woodworth's Wank.
Instead of seeing the ploy for what it is -- 'an ignorant affront to global human rights standards' -- two bloggers saw it as a dandy opportunity to sharpen their middle-school debating tactics.
But, see, the thing is -- both are fellow members of the blog aggregator called Progressive Bloggers.
It takes some pretzelly thinking to reconcile 'progressive' with 'affront to global human rights standards', yes?
We shouldn't be too surprised though. Feminists have never been all that welcome at ProgBlogs or the annual Blogger Bunfest, Canadian Blog Awards.
In fact, deBeauxOs and I started blogging centuries ago at a new feminist blog. We wanted the exposure that belonging to an aggregator would bring, so we applied to ProgBlogs. We were accepted, but the mods at the time felt the need to tell us that their approval was NOT unanimous.
(Or just typical boyo-behaviour. 'We'll let you into our treehouse, but you'd better watch your step, ladies.')
What with the War on Women raging in the Excited States in the background to this new assault on women's rights in Canada, I got a little snippy on Twitter with ProgBlogs' site administrator Scott Tribe and alter-ego @Prog_Blog.
Here's the reply.
Well, as you can imagine, twit-spat erupted. Various real progressive bloggers on one side, the usual suspects on the other. Fave old chestnuts like 'circular firing squad' and 'purity test' were aired.
And so on.
Scott said he had put the matter to his six moderators for judgement. (Of those six, one is said to be uterusful and one a Dipper. It is not clear if they are in separate bodies.)
The verdict is in.
Those blogpost/sites have been looked at, and it was unanimous amongst the moderators & the site admin (7-0) - we see no grounds for action.— Progressive Bloggers (@Prog_Blog) April 6, 2012
Again, not surprising.
But this time, we've had it.
It is simply not OK to disrespect and dismiss one's supposed allies.
So, if you usually get here from PB, you'll have to make other arrangements, because as soon as my co-bloggers here have taken the opportunity to say good-bye, we will be gone from there.