Saturday, January 21, 2017

Today: A March by and for Some Women


Of course, the organizers aren't calling it a march by and for some women. They're pretending it's a march representing the values of all women versus the values of Donald Trump and his new administration.

But 42% of women who voted in this presidential election voted for Trump. He took 53% of the white female vote and beat Clinton by 27% among white women without college degrees.

I'm not going to try and justify that, if for no other reason than that I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone, of any demographic category, would have voted for Trump. But it's a simple fact that this march does not represent all women.

It may -- may -- just barely represent a majority of women. But let's call it what it really is: A march for women who

1) don't like Trump and

2) agree with the march's statist center-left organizers on a bunch of issues (the "not welcome" mat was quickly put out for women who disagree with the organizers on abortion)

If Hillary Clinton had won the election and a Men's March on Washington had been called for the day after the inauguration, that event would have been rightly recognized as what this kind of thing is: The most base form of identity politics.

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