An artist named Jayne Riew observed that “In the days after the election, people around me struggled to make sense of what had happened. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the female vote. Among women who cast ballots, 42% were with him, not with her. Most of the women and mothers I knew were shocked or angry that other women and mothers could choose Trump over Clinton.” The common assumption was that Trump voters must be “people who haven’t seen the world,” “resentful of our success,” “unskilled and no-tech,” “old and behind the times,” “white people who are afraid,” etc etc.
She notes that “to reach 42%, Trump had to have drawn in women who didn’t fit the stereotype,” and set out to do some actual research. The resulting website, She’s With Him, is a photo essay based on interviews with 7 female Trump voters. Worth taking a look.
Riew’s own website is here.