Months ago, I wrote how the “pro-life” movement is really just a white supremacist movement led by men who were mad about women and people of color getting more rights. Abortion restrictions began when wealthy white men saw felt that “their” women were turning away from their true purpose of having more white babies.The white supremacists pretending to care about the sanctity of life have hidden their true agenda well and may soon control the majority of the Supreme Court.
White women have been a consistent ally to white men. Even with Trump’s personal record of treating women badly, a majority of white women still voted for him in 2016—yet the way the Republicans have treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for saying SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her shows that it doesn’t mean anything to the white men in charge.
The behavior in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings made it clear that the Republican men believed women should stay in their place—that is, lesser than men. Dr. Ford has been treated like a nuisance to a political party that is interested in giving themselves even more power at any cost.
#ChristineBlaseyFord is an intersectional cautionary tale for white lady Trump voters that you can’t vote for retrograde race politics w/o also voting for retrograde gender politics. They are natural bedfellows. MAGA wants to rollback Race *and* gender gains.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) September 21, 2018
If they’re going to treat a white woman that they claim to believe this badly, imagine how screwed the rest of us are? Racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined. They cannot be separated. A white supremacist society is a patriarchal society where men have final say on everything.
But what Black feminism and being a Black girl for 37 years has taught me is that if a white women’s tears can’t compel white men to do better, nothing will. And for the rest of us — that shit is apocalyptic in its implications. I need a drink.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) September 28, 2018
The sooner that white women realize that their proximity to white men won’t save them and patriarchy will oppress them, too, the better we will all be.
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