“You can be anything!” has been the slogan of Barbie dolls for as long as I can remember. Astronaut dolls, veterinarian dolls, teacher dolls…even Presidential candidate dolls. In an effort to inspire young girls to think big and dream big, the message used to be to reach for the sky and just be yourself!
Barbie may still tell this to girls today, but many progressive feminists sure don’t. It seems that according to their current prevailing philosophy, “you can be anything” just doesn’t apply to women who want to be a conservative.
In the wake of this election season’s bitter divisiveness, social media has given rise to a whole new level of stereotyping and intimidation of women: vote-shaming. While it is accepted that we should never ridicule a woman based on her weight (fat-shaming), her parenting skills (mom-shaming), her wardrobe (fashion-shaming), or her diet (food-shaming), it seems that vote-shaming is now in vogue on the Left.
We’ve seen it play out over every social media platform, with countless vitriolic comment threads of and bitter tweets insulting, accusing and shaming women who voted for Republican candidates:
“White women: footsoldiers of the patriarchy”
“...white women are brainwashed and willing participants in their own captivity”
“...educated white women are strong Dems... racism is a helluva drug”
“White women gonna white”
As the demographic numbers rolled in for various races across the country, liberal media pundits, celebrities, and many in the feminist movement took to social media to lambast women who didn’t choose to vote for Democrat candidates. Feigning moral superiority while stereotyping conservative women as racist and uneducated, controlled by their husbands and GOP men, they unleashed their hateful commentary to explain why their candidate failed to win the support of these voters.https://townhall.com/columnists/amyclark/2018/11/15/voteshaming-is-the-new-get-back-in-the-kitchen-n2536001