Monday, March 31, 2008

Gender and Race

I get a bit puzzled when people are annoyed by the idea that women might vote for Clinton, in part, because she's a woman. I think a couple of people have taken to the op-ed pages and taken the argument too far, arguing that feminism almost requires women to vote for her. But one cannot deny that having a woman become president would be a tremendous advance for feminism, and perhaps more than an African-American president would represent an advance for the cause of racial justice (this is not well thought out, so discuss!).

And, anyway, it can't be said enough that white men have been voting for one of their own for generations.