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  1. Yes, there is. If CNN is right, 53% of white women and about 30% of Hispanic women voted for him. If there were no feminists in this crowd, it would be strange.

    Fortunately, the Guardian also took care of this issue and got this:�http://www.theguardian.com

    If you think about it, feminists don't have to vote for a woman just because she's a woman. It's just as sexist as voting against it for the same reason.

  2. That's a good question. I don't know any of them. But are feminists just those who call themselves that? Or we can include here other women who rely on themselves, but what exactly to call – not thought? Well, for example. Before the election, there was a program on NPR for several weeks in which journalists interviewed different people, both those who are for the Democrats and those who are for the Republicans. From all over the country. There was an interview with an elderly woman from Ohio who was going to vote for Trump. She worked all her life as a bartender. When was she told: “Look, but Trump said such sexist things!” she replied: “If you work in a bar and listen to what they say, that's what all the American men say.” Well, of course, not all of them, but it has such a specific sample. At the same time, after listening to her, I could not say that this woman does not respect herself. It seems quite domineering, because the bar is a place where you need to interact, you need to be able to put things in their place. That is, she perceived things said by Trump, like men say something, but you don't pay attention, these are superficial things, you don't have to look at it. She doesn't consider herself oppressed as a woman.

    Those feminists who care about recognition, who have the issue of identity in one of the first places – for such a feminist, Trump's words are unacceptable. But it turns out that for a working woman who, by the way, has earned her entire life on her own, this is acceptable, because she does not see this as a primary problem. For her, the primary problem is a working economy, although, of course, it is not known whether Trump will be able to provide it.

    Here we are faced with how both class and gender things intersect. Identity issues are very important for the younger generation, for educated women, for women living in large cities, for the “post-industrial” cohort. And at the same time, there are issues that older women or other lifestyles consider important. Even if you look at our mothers, they are educated women who lived in the Soviet Union, earning for themselves, imagining that they have certain rights. At the same time, from the point of view of what we call identity politics, of course, they didn't have a feminist identity. But at the same time, they absolutely had their own life position. That is, we are certainly facing different types of feminism here. Is feminism about identity politics, or is feminism about how money is shared? If we start talking about how money is divided, then we are capturing a much broader environment.

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