“If internalized sexism was to blame for white women’s choice in 2016, how to explain 2020, an election in which voters had the choice between two demographically identical old white men,” asks Teen vogue. “As a voting bloc, white women seemingly doubled down in their support of Trump, opting to align themselves against science, reproductive rights, diplomacy, and economic solvency in support of the spoils they (we?) reap as secondary benefactors of white privilege.”

“Following the 2016 election, an estimated three million women turned out in droves to protest Trump’s inauguration. Yet following the most recent election, and seeing white women’s support for Trump increase, that turnout feels performative in a way that, at this point, has become all too familiar,” says Teen Vogue. “How many white women posted a black square to their Instagram feeds following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor this summer? How many white women took to the streets with signs and a coordinating OOTD to virtue-signal their support for the Black Lives Matter movement?”



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