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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 04:55 PM

20. I don't think the white women who elected Trump were Democrats, though some who

elected Trump by default were.

I have been thinking about the subject of this OP for a while. I had the same concerns when the march first came about, when the organizers at the time were all white women. My daughter and I contemplated going to DC but I wouldn't have gone if the leaders were all going to be white women. They did hear this and pretty quickly added a diverse leadership.

My daughter and I went to the march in Boston and I can say that while the LGBT community was well represented, and ages of attendees ranged from babies to grandmas there was not a lot of racial diversity, it was mostly white woman. The leaders of the Boston march and the speakers were diverse but again, attendees not so much.

So thoughts about this - it is really uncomfortable to be grouped in with those that repulse you (ww Trump voters), especially when you feel like you did the right thing. This I think is why some white women get defensive about it. But...one of the points that WoC have made repeatedly is that we, as white women, likely know other white women who voted for Trump - so what did we do about that? We probably know white women who are racist, sexist etc. - and what do we do about that? And by not challenging those people in our lives, we are complicit. And I accept that. I haven't come to terms yet with what I am going to do about that.

Still, I feel like the march was the right thing to do and I'm glad I went. There was a lot of love and support. It got under Trump's skin. It was a start.


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