|For Hillary's Campaign, It's Been a Class Struggle - washingtonpost.com
Very important article about the role of class in this election. Important to consider, though I think there are many reasons women of all backgrounds might vote for Obama.
For starters, black women of every class may feel there is a better chance Obama will challenge the prison industrial complex currently criminalizing and incarcerating so many African-American men. Rich white women may be voting Obama because they don't want to see their sons shipped off to war, a modality Hillary has supported and Obama has not.
Really, there are so many other factors here than whether or not Maria Shriver has nice hair or the Obamas live in a nice house.
This article was sent by "Cardozo" who commented on the Feminist Infighting post about the rampant misogyny Hillary's been hit with during the campaign, and how Obama seems a distraction from real issues facing women.
I agree with much of what you've said here Cardozo--I was stunned last month in Pensacola when I shared the elevator with a man whose t-shirt had a picture of Hillary on a bucket of chicken. The caption? "Two small breasts, two left wings, and a pair of fat thighs." I was so shocked by the vulgarity, I couldn't respond in the moment.
The issue raised in my post is that Feminism has failed to countermand this misogyny by building a devoted, diverse, mainstream base through its us vs. them, often short-sighted and divisive dynamic.
In a truly global world, the people of every country have a stake in this election, and from what I hear, Obama's their candidate.