New York Times criticises white women conservatives as "gender traitors" 6 replies

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#1 5 months ago

I'm not a conservative, but uh, not sure what to say about this...

These women are gender traitors, to borrow a term from the dystopian TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale.” They’ve made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job. The women who support them show up at the Capitol wearing “Women for Kavanaugh” T-shirts, but also probably tell their daughters to put on less revealing clothes when they go out.

They’re more sympathetic to Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who actually shooed away a crowd of women and told them to “grow up.” Or Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, whose response to a woman telling him she was raped was: “I’m sorry. Call the cops.”

These are the kind of women who think that being falsely accused of rape is almost as bad as being raped. The kind of women who agree with President Trump that “it’s a very scary time for young men in America,” which he said during a news conference on Tuesday.

But the people who scare me the most are the mothers, sisters and wives of those young men, because my stupid uterus still holds out some insane hope of solidarity.

We’re talking about white women. The same 53 percent who put their racial privilege ahead of their second-class gender status in 2016 by voting to uphold a system that values only their whiteness, just as they have for decades. Since 1952, white women have broken for Democratic presidential candidates only twice: in the 1964 and 1996 elections, according to an analysis by Jane Junn, a political scientist at the University of Southern California.

If women want to "stand by the patriarchy" , then they should be able to do so with out being labelled. The same applies to women who dont want to "stand by the patriarchy". Not sure why we have to give labels to everyone. The US is meant to be a democracy, so people regardless of gender, age, race should be able to vote the way they want without fear of a backlash. Or are they only allowed to vote without fear of backlash, as long as they vote how you want them to?

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#2 5 months ago

I don't understand why women would support someone like Trump or Kavanaugh, but labelling them as "gender traitors" is just ridiculous. Just call them stupid. That's the time honored term used for anyone who actively support people that despise them.

Also, the NYT is fucking weird. Some days it seems supportive of the administration, other days it criticises it.

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#3 5 months ago
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I'm not a conservative, but uh, not sure what to say about this...

I am sorry sir, this makes you an alt-right member and a danger to society.

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#4 5 months ago

“In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem.” ~ George Carlin.

I'm willing to bet the majority of this bullshit could have been avoided if it weren't for Drumpf.

"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.

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#5 5 months ago

Looks like the left wants to compete with the craziness levels of the right in the US.

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#6 5 months ago

Seems like a better term for them to have used would be 'collaborators'. 

It is weird whenever a group sides with the very people who are actively working against their interests, but meh. People are idiots sometimes. What can you do.

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#7 5 months ago

Collaborators would definitely be a better term. Traitors is taking a lot of liberty with hyperbole, obviously...

Still, while I may disagree with the extent of the hyperbole, it is an opinion piece from an outside writer -- one whose work has focused primarily women's rights issues in the US.