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"White women vote to uphold interests of whiteness" (as they have since they got the franchise) theguardian.com/us-news/2017/s…
The idea that WW vote this way b/c they succumb to "pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers" (per HRC) is
some patriarchal bullshit that underestimates women's agency + it dismisses the extent to which WHITE women vote in the interest of RACE.
article: single WW are more likely to vote conservative than married WW but marriage doesn't have same conservative effect for Black women.
"Single and married black women were the most likely to see their fates as bound up in the fate of all women, and,
much more likely than white or Latina women to be the primary breadwinners in their families + more educated partner when they married."
So where is the critique of the WHITE NUCLEAR FAMILY as a conservative institution that undermines feminism?
As long as white women continue to cast their financial + emotional lot with white men, that will be where their votes go, too.
e.g., Barrett + McIntosh, The Anti-Social Family versobooks.com/books/1766-the… - argues that the nuclear family upholds capitalism + inequality
More accurately, it should be: "the WHITE anti-social family" because of the ways that whiteness + family structure combine to HOARD oppty's
There's very little critique in contemporary feminism of the nuclear family,
and, very little critique of heterosexuality as an institution rather than merely identity or "orientation"
(unpopular opinion: I blame the push for marriage equality + the orthodoxy of a stable inner core of "gay" identity, but I digress)
"We need an economics that comprehends the institution of heterosexuality" - Adrienne Rich wrote decades ago.
This, too, acts as a mechanism of control, esp. for white women who are economically aligned w/ white men.
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