The liberal media wanted you to believe this election was a black and white fight–in more ways than one.
They wanted you to think it was “progress” versus hate and regression. They wanted you to believe that every woman, minority, or gay was for Hillary Clinton and diametrically opposed to a villain like Trump.
But the facts just don’t stack up to their narrative.
People from all walks of life resonated with Trump’s message. They believed he was the best choice to restore America’s dignity and strength. They had serious misgivings over Hillary Clinton’s character, record, and intentions.
People that are typically considered liberal by the media, including African Americans, gays, and feminists voted for Trump. That shouldn’t happen, according to their own rhetoric. But people don’t fall into boxes so easily. They have a variety of opinions on crucial matters, matters that can decide how they vote.
No amount of bullying or party politics would prevent a person to vote Trump, if that is what they wanted to do.
Enter Sue Ellen Browder, a feminist who voted for Trump. In her article I’m A Card-Carrying Feminist Who Voted For Donald Trump, she lays out the reasons she picked him over Clinton.
Some college students feel so traumatized over the election results, they’ve been given “safe places” supplied with coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. To such sad, troubled children, I long to say, “Be not afraid.” Pro-life family feminists like me (the silently majority of mothers who chose to give you birth) won this election. If President Trump is as pro-life as he claimed during his campaign—if he works to defund Planned Parenthood, undo the HHS Mandate, and appoint pro-life judges to the U.S. Supreme Court—all women (black, Hispanic, white, Asian and more) will win a huge victory, not just in this nation, but around the globe…
If Hillary had won this election, she would have appointed pro-abortion Supreme Court justices. They likely would have favored Planned Parenthood in any abortion case that came before the Court, and would no doubt have kept Roe on the books for many decades to come.
Browder makes some very strong arguments against abortion, from a feminist perspective. This is the kind of feminism the liberal media doesn’t want you to know about. The kind of feminism that actually protects a woman’s freedoms and celebrates her role and opportunities in society. Not the kind of feminism that means to pit men against women, and strips our identities away from us.
Abortion on demand has not freed women. On the contrary, abortion enhances men’s sense of sexual entitlement. The abortion “right” encourages predatory men (and marketers) to turn women’s bodies into commodities, to be displayed in public to sell products, and to be “used” publicly and privately for men’s sexual pleasure. If a woman accidentally becomes pregnant—if overnight she turns from being a sexy, autonomous woman, into a pregnant mother interconnected with others—no problem. She can simply dispose of the baby. Then she can once again become a hot, sexy woman to “used” in the marketplace or bedroom.
Much of what the left claims as “empowerment” is simply another ruse to manipulate and control large portions of our society. They have controlled and destroy much of black American’s culture and identity with Welfare programs and over-reaching crime laws. They have lumped all Hispanic Americans into a category that prizes illegal immigration and deprivation of opportunity. And they have deprived women of pursuing a life of motherhood, one that is fulfilling and meaningful to millions of Americans.
The left doesn’t want you to know about the millions of strong, independent-thinking, and yes educated women that are pro-life and hate abortion. They voted for Trump because of his promise of overturning Roe v Wade for good.
But that doesn’t fit the left’s narrative, so they ignored it, much like the ignored many Americans this election season.
Source: The Federalist