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Trump & the End of Feminism

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Ivanka Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention contained a remarkable passage that heralds the end of feminism in America: 

Women represent 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force, and 40 percent of American households have female primary breadwinners. In 2014, women made 83 cents for every dollar made by a man. Single women without children earn 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only 77 cents. As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country, motherhood is.

Feminists, of course, hold that discrimination against women is the main cause of male-female wage discrepancies. But a much more significant cause is the difficulty of combining work and motherhood. The American system, in short, does not discriminate against women. It discriminates against mothers. But so do feminist cat ladies, who are surely one of the most anti-natal groups in America today. This points to a new correlation of forces, with evil corporations and feminist cat ladies united in their opposition to motherhood — versus working mothers and would-be mothers on the other side — along with Donald Trump. For, as Ivanka spells out:

As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all.

In an ideal society, of course, mothers would not have to work at all. They would be married to men who can easily provide for a family, and the culture would value rather than denigrate women who choose family over careers. However, we are a long way from such a society, and in the meantime, one of the forces that most powerfully depresses the white birthrate is the difficulty of combining careers and motherhood. By addressing that problem, Donald Trump would simultaneously undercut feminism and raise the white birth rate. That is a good thing for white people.