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The liberal feminists have gotten together and agree: Obama and the democrats have ended institutional oppression, as we know it. Just ask Bitch Magazine writer Kelsey Wallace who reacts to last week’s election saying,

“The sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism that have been the political norm in this country lost big because–maybe, hopefully–they aren’t the norm anymore.”

 I suppose that if one is an able-bodied, heterosexual, white, cis-gender, upper middle class woman election day was the mountaintop moment. “You’ve come a long way, baby” can be our slogan. As long as we assume that “our” is only relevant to those who have privilege, whether it is through whiteness, class, sexuality or being able-bodied. The Obama administration could mean a lot of things for women’s liberation, but actual liberation from the “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy” is not one of them.

 The “Lesser of Two Evils” Bites Hard


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