Women and the feminine were a major but not decisive thread in the presidential campaign that elected Donald Trump Nov 8. Not only was his behavior and words regarding women execrable, he was running against one. In terms of the popular vote, she won. In terms of the electoral vote, which gives the advantage to small rural states because they elect two Senators and so have two additional votes no matter how tiny their population, she lost. More specifically, Clinton won in the cities and lost in rural areas. She won the most votes but not in the countryside.
And the nature of this difference is a clue to one of the most important long term trends this election revealed.
If you happened across my public posts on Facebook, you'd know that I was very anti-Trump during this election cycle (no need to rehash why). However, I think it's hypocritical of Hillary supporters/Dems to take to the streets in protest, hang effigies of Trump (WTF?) and vandalize businesses.
This is the same kind of destructive and whiny energy that many demonized Trump for. And, after demonizing anti-Obama folks for saying #NotMyPresident for 8 years, it seems pretty hypocritical to now do the same to Trump. The fact is, Trump IS our President-elect. And, Hillary has called on us to have an open mind and to give him a chance to lead. As President Obama said, Trump's success is OUR success.
It's Election Day and that means it's politics bonanza (appropriately enough for Fiery Tuesday!). This week we cover the contentious election in Utah, Vietnamese activists, and a potential deadlock in the Senate. It's all this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Hispanic Americans in the United States, worried about the election, turn to supernatural aid. A look at how the Tunisian military has recovered in the wake of the country's revolution. And China cracks down on pro-democracy forces. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the globe. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Brazil struggles with its ongoing political crisis. Another incident illuminates the ongoing problem of Islamophobic violence. But things might not be as bad as they seem if one takes the long view. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Thailand revisits its policies regarding sex work. Anti-immigrant sentiment rises in Canada. And the Democratic Party of the United States positions itself as the party of "family values," a traditional Republican posture. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Protesters decry the nomination of Donald Trump by the Republican Party. Concerns rise in China about public censorship. And we consider the role gender has to play in this year's election (and what that has to do with Paganism). It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal new from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!