Women and girls exist in a society in which white heterosexual male privilege (WHMP) is the zeitgeist. One of the entitlements of WHMP is ownership of women and children’s bodies and, therefore, virtually from the beginning of life, males have the right to engage in sexual assault and predation of women and children with little fear of retribution. By their votes to support two credibly accused white male predators, now President Donald Trump and former Alabama Judge Roy Moore, the majority of white women voters endorsed the doctrine that girls and women exist for men’s gratification—no matter how immoral.
White heterosexual male privilege (WHMP) fought for and won the election of 2016. WHMP is buttressed by racism, but is not racism. Racism and ethnoviolence are longstanding tools for maintaining WHMP, but in this election era, misogyny and anti-femininity, Islamophobia, homophobia, and Antisemitism became additional tools—but they too are not WHMP….
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