According to exit polls most American women voters backed Hillary Clinton for President. However, 52 percent of white women voted for Trump. In the just completed American mid-term elections, as one example, 59% of white women voted for Ted Cruz, a truly scary weirdo.
What is wrong with white women?
Did you find that last sentence challenging, ladies? Well suck it up. As an old, white male I am in a category that is held responsible for all that is bad in the world. Identity politics, the social justice warriors and the censorious regressive "all men are potential rapists" far left with their safe spaces, trigger warnings and jazz hands see it as perfectly acceptable that an entire race of a particular gender is slandered and vilified.
Old, white males like Trump and Cruz, with antiquated antipodean equivalents such as Tony Abbott, Spud Dutton, John Howard et al have not done us old "pale, stale and male" geezers any favours, that is certain. But why am I, and my fellow lefty-ish cohort lumped in with these knuckle-draggers and seen as legitimate targets for derision by the permanently indignant, self-righteous, self-appointed arbiters of acceptability purely based on skin tone and (non-fluid) gender? The whack-job crazies even loudly defend their blatant hypocrisy as legitimate.
Power has for a long time been a male domain - however with quite a few notable exceptions. Women, in the dreaded West at least, are gaining ground. Hillary came very close to the top job after all - but, she's white. So is Angela Merkel, so was Maggie Thatcher, so is Julia Gillard, so is Jacinda Ardern, so is Julie Bishop and Marise Payne and Tanya Plibersek and Pauline Hanson and Bronwyn Bishop and Michaelia Cash.
As you smash through that glass ceiling you white women, be prepared. You would never dream of voting for a Trump? Doesn't matter - regardless of your personal views you're next on the shit list.
Footnote: extract from The Guardian.
"What is wrong with white women? Why do half of them so consistently vote for Republicans, even as the Republican party morphs into a monstrously ugly organization that is increasingly indistinguishable from a hate group? The most likely answer seems to be that white women vote for Republicans for the same reason that white men do: because they are racist."