Wednesday, January 26, 2022

An Open Letter to Straight White Ladies

Dear Straight White Women:

Please stop marrying and getting engaged to straight white men with reprehensible politics. Yes, I know, this is kind of your “thing.” More of you voted for Trump — both damn times — than for Hillary or Joe.

I know, white ladies, you cling to the fantasy that white dudes will somehow protect you. You appear to be laboring under the misperception that supporting those controlling all the levers of power will somehow give you special access to the power. But, my dear buttercups, it most certainly will not.

One need only look at how things are going with the ever-dwindling Constitutional right to abortion in these here United States to realize the fallacy of gender equality in America. Cis men, those in power and those without, appear all too content to let women and those who can give birth to lead the fight to keep Roe. But, hey ladies, it’s OK because your straight white man loves you and is one of the good ones.

Anyway, if the Shailene Woodley (who was “not sold” on Hillary, but will happily “agree to disagree” with her fiance/noted liar/COVID enthusiast Aaron Rodgers on politics) and Cheryl Hines (who had to clarify that her husband/anti-vax crusader/all-around nutter RFK Jr’s comparison of vaccine mandates to the Holocaust were “not a reflection of my own” opinions) of the world would just stop making excuses for their Bad Men, maybe we could get somewhere.

Yes, yes — I know some of you will say, but it’s up to these women to talk some sense into their menfolk. We’ll never get anywhere without honest debate! But I doubt that’s happening with the “agree to disagree” stance too many take when it comes to politics. This is what happens when you know no matter who wins an election, you will still have enough money to do whatever you want anyway. This is the dreaded kind of white feminism that is all window dressing.

Privilege turns politics is an esoteric exercise without too many immediate personal real-world consequences — other than the largest existential threats. Rich, privileged white women will still be able to get abortions, even if Roe is overturned. Rich, privileged white women will still be able to send their kids to the best schools, while the rest of us struggle with lunatic MAGA school boards banning non-existent CRT and the mention of race, slavery and/or anything bad white people may have done during the course of human history. And the same goes for so many other topics the GOP and Trump SCOTUS are gunning for right now. Truly, getting to not think about politics itself is a damn privilege.

In conclusion, like come on, white ladies. This really shouldn’t be that hard. In the end, if you wanna marry the RFK Jr.s and Aaron “I’m immunized” Rodgers of the world, I guess that’s your business. But we don’t have to continue thinking you care about the larger world, when who you live with shows us you certainly do not.


Ms. Snarker


Helena said...

Hope you can hear the loud applause all the way from South Africa , thank you.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Exactly this.

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Panty Buns said...

Beautifully said!
Now if only the majority of the Straight White Ladies in question and the morons they marry were not so gullible, had an attention spans longer than a 9 second sound bite and the intellectual capacity to figure out that what they've been being brainwashed with is pure bunkum.
I wonder how long it will be before some of their men don Ku Klux Klan outfits with sewn on embroidered swastikas, confederate flags and MAGA Trump2024 patches - walking advertisements for birth control.
Or better yet, as you stated eloquently in your open letter,
Do not get engaged or married to them in the first place!

tlsintx said...

Proximity to privilege is a powerful drug.