One weary bitch

An angry blogger has already had enough of the Alito fight.


Rebecca Traister
November 2, 2005 2:27PM (UTC)

One of my new favorite blogs is Angry Black Bitch, and posts like the one she published yesterday are why. Claiming to have just scrapped a post about the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court that she'd been working of for three hours, ABB explains why:

"A bitch is weary of this debate. My ass is disappointed that the political right would be so eager to tear down Roe that they would refuse one nominee because she wasn't defined enough on the issue then push for another nominee because he was so clearly defined on it that his own mother knows without question what his opinion is." Here, ABB is referring to the revelation yesterday that Alito's mother said that "of course" her son opposes abortion rights.

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"A bitch can't stop thinking about all of the collective energy thrown into the abortion war ... At least once a week this bitch drives past the Planned Parenthood building, which is almost always under siege by some protest group or another trying to one-up the last group in the graphic imagery contest that is a pro-life protest.

"My ass used to want to yell or throw something at them.

"Now all this bitch wants to do is take their hand and walk them down the street to the Habitat for Humanity building. A bitch wants to introduce them to some of the single moms enrolled in the homeownership program at Habitat. Afterwards, a bitch would love to take them to a build site so that they could see what was and what will be. My ass would take them on a tour of a typical St. Louis city school with the walls falling down, the violence in the hallways and the flashes of academic excellence that still shine through.

"This bitch would like another nominee ... A bitch wants a regular chick broke, freaked out and skeptical of the world. Give a bitch your average woman and let those legal divas debate her on the constitutionality of it all."

Wow. How about ABB for the court? Or for something? Give this bitch a microphone.


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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