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Nasty Women by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
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Let's see, one compiler from the very beginning points a very negative finger at white working class women and calls us privileged, ignoring the numerous problems facing us such as chronic poverty, sometimes chronic homelessness or temporary, rampant domestic violence, abuse of her children by their partners, no access to certain services or decent nutrition due to long working hours of often having to work two or more retail jobs she claims are mostly populated by people of color, despite that they are mostly older white women if your area is not that diverse, etc. Sounds like the compiler is speaking from privilege instead, one from easy access to higher education and to a big city, never having to experience firsthand the lifelong problems of growing up in a more rural area that has negative expectations for poor white women.

And both compilers point fingers at all women who looked objectively at the facts and recognized that Clinton is not an upstanding human being. If you want her to represent all potential woman presidents you aren't using critical thinking. And just because she ran against one of the worst human beings doesn't make her a great person by default. That is illogical. And getting pissed because not all women voted for her just because she has the same genitalia as they do? And these are feminists who probably cry sexism when they are told women are emotional, irrational, illogical, etc. Well, verbally abusing women who used their brains and decided Clinton sucked too and can back that up with facts, and stating those facts and then telling women that you are going to ignore them and then say women who didn't vote for Clinton are hateful meanyheads is all those things; emotional, irrational, illogical. We don't need feminism like this. This is why women say they aren't feminists and it's actually why some rural women who like a more traditional lifestyle went and joined alt-right, because minorities have started using poor white women as target practice and silencing us through shaming and manipulative guilt tactics using our lack of skin color and non-existent supposed privilege.
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Reading Progress

October 26, 2018 – Started Reading
October 26, 2018 – Shelved
October 26, 2018 – Finished Reading

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