Originally posted by Sleepyguy
Sleepyguy's another racist troll.
I have noticed that some American women like to exaggerate Donald Trump's unpopularity among American women.
I care more about factual accuracy and intellectual honesty than about any political cause,
so I am pointing out that it's ignorant or dishonest to pretend that only few women support Donald Trump.
It's untrue that President Trump has a popular mandate from the American people in their entirety.
But it seems true that President Trump has a popular mandate from both white men and white women in the USA.
I wish that Suzianne, for instance, were capable of honestly facing all the painful and
uncomfortable questions and implications of Donald Trump's election as US President.
But Suzianne has shown me that she has quite a closed mind whenever such issues
come too close to her prejudices. For instance, Suzianne likes to imply that she always
would listen seriously to women if they complain about being oppressed by men.
But, when I have brought up the issue, Suzianne has refused to listen to or take seriously
the voices of Palestinian women (including Christians) who complain about being oppressed
by the Israeli men who rule them at gunpoint. Suzianne would side with the racist Israelis.
"I thought we (Americans) were better than this (electing Donald Trump as President. I was wrong."
--Suzianne (posted in similar words shortly after the 2016 US Presidential election)
So Suzianne seemed to have conceded that she had an inadequate understanding of other Americans.
I did not predict Donald Trump's election as the US President, but I was not shocked by it.
I expected the election to be close--hinging upon several critical states--and I regard
Donald Trump's victory as no more than a moderate surprise.
It seems to me that Suzianne underestimates (among other things) the depths of racism in the USA.
As a white woman, her life has not been directly harmed by racism. Suzianne has shown
that she's ready to support *highly publicized* causes such as '"Black Lives Matter".
But she also seems ignorant of and insensitive to the many kinds of racism that are
not captured in the spotlight of the (white-dominated) mainstream US media.
What's wrong with 'White Feminism'? (Again, not all white women who are feminists
are 'White Feminists'.) For one thing, 'White Feminists' seem to take a condescending
position of 'where white women lead, non-white women should follow', telling non-white
women to trust that white women are acting in their best interests against sexism.
But most white women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, while not many non-white women did.
Why should non-white women trust that white women must know what's best for them?
Why should any naively trusting non-white women not feel betrayed by white women?
Indeed, many non-white women suspect that what privileged 'Whjte Feminists' really want
is to end sexism against themselves while keeping their racial privilege as white people.
Now 'White Feminists' may smugly believe that non-white women have nowhere else to go.
Given a choice between the virulent racism and sexism of right-wing white men and the
less overt condescending racism and hypocrisy of 'White Feminists', non-white women
have to choose to support 'White Feminists' as the lesser evil. But non-white women
don't have to support either 'evil'; they can stay home and opt out of the process.
Unfortunately, I suspect that Suzianne will take the easier way out and keep on fighting
against President Trump and the Republican Party at essentially a 'bumper sticker' level.