There have been a number of left wing, celebrity feminists who have shamed or scolded American women (in particular, white women) for how they voted in the 2016 American Presidential elections.
I don’t find it very “feminist” for women to shame other women for whom they voted for! To shame women for how they voted, to cluck disapprovingly at them for how they voted, is rather patronizing and it infantilizes grown women.
I personally did not vote for any one in the 2016 elections (because I did not like any of the candidates who ran), but I’m not about to scold or insult women for how they voted, if they did.
The most recent liberal celebrity to shame women for whom they cast a vote is comedian Tina Fey. She seems quite likable apart from this incident, so this is disappointing.
Actress Lena Dunham and singer Madonna have also shamed or condescendingly lectured women in the last few months over their choice of candidate.
It is not the place for one American woman to call out another American woman for how she voted. I find it especially annoying when this criticism comes out of the mouths of these multi-millionaire movie actors or singers and other entertainers who do not have all or even most of the same concerns as middle class, or lower class, or working class Americans…
Here are links about this (stories covering Tina Fey, Madonna, and Lena Dunham):
These people [liberals, especially liberal celebrities] still don’t get it. You lost because partially because no one likes being what to do, especially when it comes to voting. You called Trump supporters deplorable.
You’re smug. You’re condescending. And that usually doesn’t yield dividends.
You lost. Hillary sucked.
And you’re stuck with Trump for the next four, possibly eight years.
And we all know Trump’s failure isn’t going to impact you, Ms. Fey or the rest of the Hollywood elite, comfortable in your ivory fortresses paid for by your millions of dollars. And that’s the ironic part.
People know you’re going to be safe, which is why they just ignore you. As for Fey not wanting to pretend that this election won’t affect her and vowing to be more active, well, her side appears to have a mother lode of participation trophies. I guess she’s going to get one.
(April 2017) Tina Fey is not happy about the university-educated white women who voted for Donald Trump in the US election.
Speaking in New York at an event hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union, Fey said white women “can’t look away” from the election outcome.
“The thing that I kind of keep focusing on is the idea that we sort of need to hold the edges, that it’s sort of like a lot of this election was turned by kinda white college-educated women who would now maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching [home shopping network] and I would want to urge them, ‘You can’t look away.’
“Because it doesn’t affect you this minute but it’s going to affect you eventually,” she said.
[By Larry the Cable Guy]:
“She [Tina Fey] is a piece of crap, let me just say. Nothing is going to affect her. Tina Fey’s got millions of dollars, so no matter what decision Tina Fey makes votingwise, what is it going to affect her?
… She can quit working now, and off the money she has made, she is going to be generating about $1.4, $1.5 million a year sitting on her ass.
So she is telling all these other people that are going out there and working 9 to 5, got four kids, they still have to go out there and work, and then they have to come home and do their house work. She is trying to tell these ladies that they’re stupid? Really?”
….Further defending his position, Larry the Cable Guy said while he’s sure Fey is a “nice lady,” that she has “to have some ridicule for stupid comments.”
Madonna Launches Misguided Attack on Female Trump Voters by Rachel Marsden
(Dec 2016) “It feels like women betrayed us,” Madonna said in a recent interview with Billboard magazine. “The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high.”
….”Women hate women. That’s what I think it is,” she told Billboard. “Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad.”
As a conservative woman — precisely the kind of Trump supporter Madonna is railing against — gender has never been a consideration for me when assessing someone politically. I am, however, sensitive about someone’s candidacy being shoved down my throat on the basis of superficial considerations.
…Madonna has much more in common with the self-made Thatcher — who struggled against establishment classism and sexism to ascend to Britain’s highest political office — than she does with Hillary Clinton, who rose to political prominence as a result of being married to a U.S. president. However, the notion of political sisterhood and women backing other women only seems to be acceptable if it’s in support of women on the left.
….Madonna certainly didn’t go to bat for the sisterhood in 2012, when her “MDNA” world tour included a giant video screen that showed French National Front leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead.
In France, Le Pen represents a growing anti-establishment movement that has increasingly come to transcend right-vs.-left considerations. Madonna has always been a trailblazer, a rebel who’s never followed the rules. She has far more in common with Le Pen and Trump than with establishment figures such as Clinton. Time to get with the new paradigm, Madge.
(Feb 2017) “It pains me as a Caucasian women to think about how many women didn’t think about women who looked different or had different life experiences than them,” she added. “They didn’t look outside their own backyard when they made the choice to vote for Donald Trump.”