The next time somebody interrupts your legitimate complaints about a man to chide you, “Now, now, not all men are that way”, you can remind them that in 2016, 63% of white American men told us they are.
In order to vote for Trump, there are a couple of things you have to believe. At a bare minimum, you have to choose not to believe the women who said Trump did indeed sexually assault them. Including the particularly credibly People reporter Natasha Stoynoff, who is backed by a couple of co-workers from her magazine who say she told them about it at the time. You just have to ignore that, and convince yourself she is a liar.
But what about the 53% of white women who voted for Trump, you may wonder? Same thing. I’ve said all my life that most white women are anti-feminist, or at least not willing to get behind other women when there’s a man involved. All my life, I’ve been told that’s anti-feminist of me to say. Get a clue, people. A lot of white women like the world just the way it is, and I’m not going to try to psychoanalyze them. It doesn’t matter.
Going forward, you might reconsider the advice I’ve been handing out forever that progressive types don’t like to hear. It’s time to identify your enemies, establish a border, and don’t let them wag one finger past it. You don’t have to be as hateful about it as they are. But it’s time to stop thinking you can peacefully persuade these people to see the world differently. They don’t want to. Just forget about them.
It’s time to come together, those of us who want a different, better world. Leave everybody else in the dust.
And for goodness’ sake, stop telling women ,”Not all men are that way.” They just told us most of them are. And they are free at any point in the future to let us know they have changed.