This by is stunning. In the Trump era, American voters have become less divided by race (although we remain very divided) and more divided by gender, with men across racial groups leaning further right and women leaning further left than ever
“According to private polling shared with Intelligencer by Democratic data scientist David Shor, roughly 30 percent of American women under 25 identify as LGBT; for women over 60, that figure is less than 5 percent.”
Fantastic review by of one of the most important and not-well-understood phenomena in American politics: the gender gap, which didn't technically exist before 1980 and will be higher than ever in 2020
Barring a giant polling error, the 2020 election will witness the largest gender gap in partisan preference since women gained the franchise. writes
Interesting piece on the gender 'voting gap': men across all races more likely to vote for Trump than women, whose political voting patterns have changed. In the past women were more likely to vote conservative; more recently they're voting progressive.
“The emergence of a gender gap in voting preferences throughout the postindustrial world suggests that the forces pulling men & women into opposite political camps long predated Trump — and will be shaping our politics long after he’s gone.”
The most plausible is it's a consequence of an ever-widening gender gap. Where you stand on Trump is where you stand on the patriarchy, above all.
Fascinating piece including the term "nigh-simian" to describe Trump's masculinity. 😂 via
Recommended: Men and Women Have Never Been More Politically Divided via