Why am I NOT surprised?
Of course the majority of white women who voted did so for Trump. In him they see their father, their uncles, their grandfather. Hell, I am sure many are dating, engaged to or married to a boorish cretin like 45. They've grown used to making excuses for these guys because though they are uncouth, slow, crass and unsophisticated, the same guy knows how to stick it to others to get what he needs for himself. And the woman in his sphere benefits from his dealings. She is no victim; she is right in there beside him in the mire wallowing in her share.
Look at Melania. No victim she. Right in there with the Donald for all the perks and baubles. As much of a "birther" and bigot as her slovenly mate. She eats heartily at the table of patriarchy (Lord, I hate using these jingoistic terms, but hey, it fits and explains the reason for 55 percent of voting White women casting their ballot for 45.
I suppose they bought his line about Black and brown people invading their suburbs and devaluing their real estate and robbing and raping them. I say quit letting your college-aged kids, or your retirees, or YOU from GENTRIFYING the inner city's Black and brown neighborhoods. Which raises rents, or property taxes, and forces out the original dwellers. The only place the Black and brown can afford then are those old-assed, half-empty apt. complexes in YOUR 'BURBS. So they are relegated to those environs. I see it all the time and it has been happening in France for decades. The rich and those who can afford it, live in the city. The poor are forced out to the farther arrondissements.
Yeah, so many of these broads might lament, "Patriarchy is keeping me down!" when hubby or boyfriend or daddy ain't in ear shot but not nare one would ever think of chucking Tad or Dad when he is the one that trees bend to shade when he passes by. Naw. They like a winner who can command all.
Patriarchy may chafe and suppress but it pays so well in comfort and recognition. Slave masters of old didn't do it all by themselves. The slave mistress, his wife, reaped the rewards of his deeds too. Look, some broads outwardly act like Offred, but inwardly love being Serena Joy.
I mean what would Chelsea Cheerleader be without her all-American Big Man on Campus on her arm?
Just another chick in a tight top and a short-assed skirt with pom poms and a short shelf life.