by Dr. Gina Loudon, Ph.D.
Bitter liberals have found a scapegoat for their mediocre performance in the midterm elections: her name is “Becky,” and they can’t stand her. While the Democrats did take the majority in the House, they fell short of running the tables on election night.
Two years after a majority of white women voted for Donald Trump, liberals are furious that a constituency they once thought was firmly in their extremist camp would defy them yet again and deliver defeats for some of their favorite Democrats.
For instance, they’re struggling to understand how these women could dare vote against heroes in the fight against “the patriarchy” such as Beto O’Rourke in Texas and warriors against “white privilege” like Stacey Abrams in Georgia.
It’s simple, left-wing legal blogger Elie Mystal informs us: “White women gonna white.”
The Daily Show’s Tavon Free — a black man — can’t bear that “White women did what white women do” by voting Republican in 2018.
Self-described radical feminist Mona Eltahawy is sure it’s because white women are “foot soldiers of the patriarchy.” Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith is upset that white women “again voted as if patriarchy would protect them.”
“White women vote for Republicans for the same reason that white men do: because they are racist,” The Guardian’s Moira Donegan wrote, asserting authoritatively that they find “racist sadism gratifying. It is fun for them.” Liberals wish all white women would be as self-loathing as Miss Donegan.
Liberals even have a slur for white women who don’t act the way they like.”Becky” is why Democrats didn’t win as many seats as they were supposed to. White women need to “get “their Becky situation in order,” according to an organizer of the Women’s March. Don’t worry, though. They assure us there’s nothing racist about singling women out by race and calling them “Beckies.” After all, you can’t be racist against white women.
If a prominent conservative were to publish just one screed like the ones above against any group that mostly supports Democrats, not only would it be the end of the author’s career, but the media would also insist that it necessitates a “national conversation.”
But white women? We’re fair game.
When we exercise our constitutional right to make our choice in the ballot booth, liberals find it perfectly acceptable to portray us as deluded, sadistic bimbos too blinded by our overbearing “patriarchal” husbands or our own bigotry to vote properly.
I wonder if liberals have stopped to think whether there might be other reasons that white women, especially married white women with kids, have resoundingly rejected their bullying and voted Republican.
Maybe we identify more strongly with our “evil white male” husbands and sons than the feminist “sisterhood” that thinks we’re “so gross it’s f***ing embarrassing.”
Maybe we’re not exactly champing at the bit to vote for a party that embraces people like Kyrsten Sinema, who thinks stay-at-home moms are “leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks.”
We’re not “voting against our own interests,” as Vogue’s Michelle Ruiz seems to think we are. We actually do want the government to enforce our laws and keep our communities safe. We actually like keeping more of the money we earn, and have seen real benefit from Republicans’ tax-cuts and the robust economy they’ve fostered.
The liberal fantasy that we are a monolithic voting bloc motivated solely by “women’s issues” is both demeaning and inaccurate. Just because we’re women did not mean we automatically wanted to destroy Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family over evidence-free accusations from high school. We believe in due process just as strongly as men, thank you very much.
Just because we’re women does not mean we all hold extremist pro-abortion views, either. Women have the same diversity of opinion about abortion as men — perhaps even more so, since it’s an issue that affects us so uniquely.
Just like Americans as a whole, only a very small minority of women support the “no restrictions, abortion-on-demand into the third trimester” demands of the radical feminist left. Like President Trump, most women also agree that tax dollars should not be used to fund abortions abroad.
We’re not voting “against our interests,” Michelle. We’re voting how we, as free-thinking individuals, decide is best.
The Democrat Party and the liberal media continue to demonize white women who don’t toe the liberal line with spiteful and unfair rhetoric. It shouldn’t surprise them that the targets of their vitriol continue to vote Republican in droves.
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Dr. Gina Loudon, Ph.D. is a bestselling author, columnist, and frequent news commentator. She was a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention and currently serves on the Donald J. Trump for President Media Advisory Board.