I don’t usually get political on this blog (anymore). Politics depress me, because it seems like every day someone else is trying to strip me of my rights; as someone with a uterus, as a non-binary person, as a queer person, as a non-Christian. It’s exhausting and I like to have a few spaces where I just… don’t have to. Where I can pretend, for a little while, that we stuffed all the Nazis and homophobes and racists and misogynists and every other bigot the specific name for escapes me into a rocket and blasted it straight into the sun (and before anyone wants to be like, “Cupcake! That’s not nice!” don’t even pretend that those people would not do the exact same to every non-white, non-straight, non-cis, non-Christian person given the opportunity).
What was I saying? Oh, right. I don’t usually get political on this blog, but I saw this and it really stuck in my craw.
So, I follow one (exactly one) conservative politician on Twitter (because he’s actually kind of moderate and also it’s good to know what your enemy is doing). He linked this post from The Hill with the following quote (the end of the article/op ed):
“Republican and conservative women, now is the time to push your party forward. If the GOP doesn’t take action against sexual harassment and assault, women will continue to take action against the GOP like they did in Alabama.” (emphasis mine)
“Like they did in Alabama”? Um, excuse you? You must be talking about black women, right? Because I’ve seen those numbers and white women showed up in droves to vote for a child molesting racist homophobe.
Can people please stop acting like white conservative (and even a staggering number of “liberal”) women give a damn about the misogyny of Republican leaders? Because they don’t. As we saw in the presidential election, white women do not give a shit about self-preservation or protecting women as long as whoever is in power is willing to espouse the racist, homophobic, xenophobic beliefs the GOP is known for.
Women as a whole didn’t do shit in Alabama and certainly no conservative (white) women. It was black women specifically (black women made up more than half of Jones’ support)–a demographic largely ignored by the GOP unless they’re being vilified–who saved the rest of us from the GOP’s bullshit.
“Like they did in Alabama.” What fuckery.
Anyways, sorry for the angry political post. That just really, really bugged me; that implication that anyone other than black women kept Roy Moore out of office.
I love you all.