Wednesday, January 11, 2017

White women are the new white men

It's not enough for the left to take aim at white men. Now it's the turn of white women. Case in point: the women's march on Washington (against Donald Trump). There are white women who are dropping out of the march because they are being told by black women that they should be constantly checking their privilege, talking less and listening more, drowning themselves in black poetry, and confronting their exploitation of other women.

From the New York Times:
But the tone of the discussion, particularly online, can become so raw that some would-be marchers feel they are no longer welcome.

Ms. Willis, the South Carolina wedding minister, had been looking forward to the salve of rallying with people who share her values, a rarity in her home state...

But then she read a post by ShiShi Rose, a 27-year-old blogger from Brooklyn.

“Now is the time for you to be listening more, talking less,” Ms. Rose wrote. “You should be reading our books and understanding the roots of racism and white supremacy. Listening to our speeches. You should be drowning yourselves in our poetry.”

It rubbed Ms. Willis the wrong way.

“How do you know that I’m not reading black poetry?” she asked in an interview...“The last thing that is going to make me endeared to you, to know you and love you more, is if you are sitting there wagging your finger at me.”

Ms. Rose said in an interview that the intention of the post was not to weed people out but rather to make them understand that they had a lot of learning to do.

“I needed them to understand that they don’t just get to join the march and not check their privilege constantly,” she said.

That phrase — check your privilege — exasperates Ms. Willis. She asked a reporter: “Can you please tell me what that means?”

That must be fun - checking your privilege constantly. Interestingly, the only specific evidence for white women's privilege given in the article is that white women earn more than black or Hispanic women. What isn't mentioned is that Asian-American women earn a lot more than white women do - and yet Asian-American women get to be part of the "oppressed" group rather than the privileged group:



Nor is it mentioned that life expectancy for black American women is going up but for white American women it is declining (the upward trend shown in the graph is for mortality):



White women should know that in the future envisaged by the "rainbow coalition" they will occupy a low moral status, one in which they will be expected to always defensively justify themselves as white women; to focus on making amends for their supposed privilege; and to deconstruct their own identity and culture to make way for that of others.

Much better for men and women to make a culture together they can be proud of and positively identify with.

6 comments:

  1. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
    This is just too much fun, and it COULDN'T have happened to a more deserving group of over-protected, over-privileged, over-entitled, spoiled, pampered brats!
    Let's see how they like being on the receiving end of the same treatment that they love to dish out! (And since Captain Save-a-'ho has turned in his uniform and Gone His Own Way years ago, this promises a LOT of schadenfreude!) Time to pull up a chair and watch the fun...

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    1. You know, in theory this ought to suggest to some of these women what it is like when they treat men the same way (e.g. when they claim that men are privileged oppressors as a class). I'm not holding my breath waiting for this lesson to be learnt, though. What I do hope is that younger white women will be less likely to sign onto the leftist narrative, given their own lowly place within it. White women will be confronted either with a victorious rainbow coalition, in which case both white men and women will be placed at the bottom of the heap, or with the option of supporting their own men to make white society viable (but they will need to be supportive of their own men if they want this option to succeed).

      I think feminist white women thought there would be a third option, one in which they would be given power whilst white men were subjugated. It clearly isn't going to happen.

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    2. I suppose another option is for white leftists to break with intersectionality/identity politics. But that will break the left in two. White leftists will then be more of a niche in politics, rather than claiming dominion over the political mainstream.

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    3. I suppose another option is for white leftists to break with intersectionality/identity politics. But that will break the left in two. White leftists will then be more of a niche in politics, rather than claiming dominion over the political mainstream.

      There would then be the opportunity to recreate an actual Left, which would be healthy. A leftism without identity politics might be like the Old Left. It might even be nationalist! In fact it might even be at least moderately socially conservative.

      I've long thought that the only hope for Europe is the rise of a nationalist left. Perhaps it's already happening - Marine Le Pen has come out strongly in favour of protectionism. Which is logical - if you're opposed to Open Borders eventually it should become obvious that you have to oppose Free Trade as well.

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    4. Interesting thought. It's at least theoretically possible. If there is a white left that is at odds with the rainbow coalition, then it might seek once again to appeal to the white working/middle-classes.

      I'm so used to the left being a corrosive force that it plays with my mind a bit trying to imagine it being a more positive force in society. But it's true that in Australia the left was once patriotic - it was once the left that reined in the globalist, right-liberal types.

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    5. It's at least theoretically possible. If there is a white left that is at odds with the rainbow coalition, then it might seek once again to appeal to the white working/middle-classes.

      In fact it would be a logical move for One Nation to shift to the left. They could potentially pick up a lot of Labor voters. There's a huge group of Labor voters who are fundamentally socially conservative and quite nationalistic. Labor has ignored them for years. They're angry and disillusioned.

      All that needs to happen is for the penny to drop for One Nation - for them to realise that if they're nationalistic, anti-immigration and socially conservative then logically they should be anti-globalist, and globalism is a right-liberal ideology.

      Pauline Hanson could be Australia's Trump - appealing to a loose coalition of disgruntled conservatives and equally disgruntled working-class voters.

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