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Fri Nov 18, 2016, 09:02 AM

The Infuriating History of White Women Voting Against Womens Rights

The 2016 presidential election results were supposed to be history-making. A week before voting day, NPR ran a story with headline "The Gender Gap In This Election Could Be The Biggest In At Least 60 Years," prognosticating that women could vote more liberally in 2016 than they had ever before. Like much of the pre-election coverage in left-leaning outlets, the article had a hopeful message: Hillary Clinton, our first female presidential candidate, would likely become our first female president, ushered into power with the vociferous support of women.

According to three national polls cited in the NPR article, it was clear that "women Clinton...while men Trump." Since 1980, a higher proportion of women have gone to the polls than men in every presidential election, and exit polls have consistently shown that women voted far more heavily Democratic in each one.

In this year's election, it was estimated that the "gender gap"—the difference in the percentage of women who vote for any given candidate when compared with men—could total a whopping 25 points. The article wasn't far off. According to Clinton super PAC pollster Geoff Garin, the 2016 gender gap was 24 points wide—a number that, read alone, conveys that women in general preferred Clinton. Overall, according to the National Election Pool, 54 percent of women voters filled in the bubble next to Clinton-Kaine. Forty-two percent picked Trump-Pence.

Read more: What You Need to Know to Call Your Representative About Trump

But that statistic does not show that 93 percent of black women who voted supported Clinton, that 67 percent of Hispanic women who voted supported Clinton, and that 78 percent of other non-white women who voted supported Clinton. It also doesn't show that just 43 percent of white women who voted supported Clinton, while the majority—53 percent—supported Donald Trump, a blatant misogynist, racist, and xenophobe.


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ismnotwasm Nov 2016 OP
shenmue Nov 2016 #1
mountain grammy Nov 2016 #2
ismnotwasm Nov 2016 #3
mountain grammy Nov 2016 #4
treestar Nov 2016 #5
JI7 Nov 28 #6

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 09:33 AM

1. I know

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 11:57 AM

2. As I raged against the women for trump

my husband kept reminding me how women were against the suffragettes.. yep.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 06:50 PM

3. It's heartbreaking in a way

There are women who will take advantage of every feminist victory--yet deny a women choice in their. reproductive health. When I was in Ohio, I talked to women who were almost liberal when it came to education funding--but were single issue voters on the topic of abortion. They voted for Trump because he claims to be Pro-choice. Nauseated doesn't begin to describe how I feel about THAT

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 10:27 PM

4. My granddaughters ages 16 to 9 were

devastated but my daughter in law said the youngest said at least babies won't be killed anymore.. wow. Something she heard at school she's 9. My daughter in law was stunned and tried to assure her no babies were being killed. It's out there.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 08:19 AM

5. That's my greatest surprise and disappointment too

The stats on white women are upsetting. So their racism is more important to them.

I thought women were going to bury him in a landslide. Guess I don't know rural white women of states like PA, OH, MI, WI, etc.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 04:36 AM

6. i think the group the Comey FBI thing had most effect on was White Women

most people don't pay close attention to the news.

but the thing with the comey news was that the media made it THE TOP story for days close to the election. to many people they don't pay attention to details they just see "top news" "fbi" etc. so it must be something serious.

add in the normalization and acceptance of Trump and his vileness by the media .



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