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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 06:25 PM

36. It actually makes sense

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In an anthropological context, women know that close proximity to white men offers an advantage. Patriarchy is enabled by the fact that women use it to their advantage. It makes perfect sense to want to advance or secure a comfortable or superior place in the hierarchy.
Awareness of the fact that 53% of white women betrayed us all and 94% of women of color tried to save us can be something we accept and think about rather than center the conversation on our own votes. We should not ignore an opportunity to have a conversation about coming together to challenge the patriarchal culture that wants to keep us all "in our place." While white women may be more comfortable on the tier close to the most powerful, we are still not equal.


The pattern of white women choosing white men over women of color underscores some of the more insidious machinations of patriarchy and the racism ingrained in the feminist movement. White women’s modus operandi for gaining power—economic, political, and otherwise—is simple: acquire power from those who have it. And those who have historically have had it are white men. This has resulted in white women’s historic abandonment of their black and brown sisters, as well as their more heinous adoption of white supremacist rhetoric to advance their own status.

https://qz.com/835567/election-2016-white-women-voted-for-donald-trump-in-2016-because-they-still-believe-white-men-are-their-saviors/

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