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Why White Women Love Donald Trump

Nearly two years into the Trump administration, it’s clear to all except the willfully blind what the modern Republican Party stands for: racism, misogyny, and xenophobia. 

Positioned at the intersection of privilege and oppression, Democrats had reason to believe white women, particularly those with college degrees, would be repulsed by the GOP’s naked hate.

It was disappointing but ultimately unsurprising when white women continued their decades long love affair with the  Republican Party on Nov. 6. One question remains. Why?

If boys are snips and snails and puppy dog tails, what are little girls made of?

Fire.

Learn how to be brave, daring, and free. Quick reads on:

  • Love 
  • Success 
  • Resistance

Let’s set the world on fire. 

 

young men. declining labor force participation. unemployment.

What’s wrong with American men? It’s been a decade since the Great Recession and labor participation rates—people who are employed or actively seeking work—still hasn’t recovered among men under 55. 

A slew of media reports have attempted to explain the problem. These men are young. In their prime, we are told. And they’re getting left behind.

The media doesn’t have an answer. Either do economists. But one thing is clear: White male employment is the only number that matters.

testosterone, men, myth, aggression

Violence in men, we are told, is inevitable. Testosterone makes men bad—violent, aggressive, willing to take foolish risks for sex and other animalistic pleasures.

The narrative is repeated endlessly in newspapers and on TV. Perhaps it rings true because it fits so neatly with original sin, a Christian doctrine that says you are tainted by birth and only through constant struggle can attain a state of grace

There’s only one problem. Everything you know about testosterone is wrong.

Brett Kavanaugh, white women, Republicans, popularity, popular

Brett Kavanuagh is spectacularly unpopular with people of color. A stunning 83% of black and 66% of Hispanic voters believe Ford was telling the truth. Almost all of them opposed his nomination.

In contrast, after the sexual assault allegations were made public, Brett Kavanaugh’s popularity actually rose among Republicans, who are mostly white.

I still believe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was right, that the moral arc of the universe is long but bends towards justice. Unfortunately, it’s gonna be a while. In the meantime, here’s what you can about it.

Brett Kavanaugh, Rape, Justice, Sexual Predator, Supreme Court

Men, when society talks about Brett Kavanaugh, it’s talking about you. “Boys will be boys,” they say, likening sexual assault to original sin—a fundamental flaw that can be overcome, but only through constant internal struggle.

In other words, “Men gotta rape. They can’t help it. It’s their nature.”

You’re better than that. My boyfriend, my friends, they’re better than that. It does every man a disservice to blame the actions of the few on all men.

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court, Rapist, Sexual Predator, Women, Rage

When Anita Hill testified before an all-male Senate committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, she was treated like a joke by a hostile media and skeptical public.

In the wake of controversial allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, one thing is clear. Very little has changed.

It degrades all men to excuse Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault because “boys will be boys.” It degrades all women too. My sexual assault is not your free pass.

How to defend yourself against catcalls, inappropriate comments, sexual harassment

I’ve spent the last 20 years being honked at, hollered at, shouted at, followed, groped and grabbed by strangers and acquaintances.

I’m tired of it. Here are a few tips to take the power back.

5 steps to staying calm under pressure

Sometimes you’ve got to sell yourself. Whether you’re trying to land a new job or flirt with a hot guy, here are a few tips for staying cool under pressure.

How to defend your space bubble from rude men

It happens all the time. You’re at a party or a bar and some guy invades your personal space.

You don’t know him and you don’t like it, but instead of asking him to back the fuck up, you move as much as politeness allows or shrink yourself to avoid an unwanted touch.

Keep reading to find out how to defend your space bubble.

Does he like me, how to know if a guy likes you

It’s hard to think rationally when you like someone. How could such an amazing creature like you back?

You’re awkward AF, but he probably still thinks you’re cute. Keep reading to find out why.

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