One of the most notable trends to emerge from the 2016 presidential election was the large number of white women who helped solidify Donald Trump’s victory. Many of them lived in suburbs, and their support for a grab-’em-by-the-pussy candidate, despite his sexist, racist, and derogatory behavior on the campaign trail, was a dark reminder that some women were still more interested in protecting their privilege than fighting for equality.
But as the 2020 election season got under way, pollsters and journalists predicted this time would be different. To help make sense of white women’s voting habits, and why they matter, the Cut spoke with Jane Junn, a political-science and gender-studies professor at the University of Southern California. Read HERE.