Victoria Brownworth Profile picture
Dec 16, 2017 22 tweets 6 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Women are the majority in America.
Stop calling issues essential to our survival #identitypolitics.
We are paid 3/4--or less--than men are for the same work.
We are 80% of the minimum wage workers.
We are the majority of the working class & the working poor.
Single mothers and women over 65 are the poorest people in America.
So when you talk about "economic justice" and the #FightFor15 you're talking about WOMEN--not the white guy Trumpers & Berners the MSM keeps writing about.

The claim of #identitypolitics is meant to shut down discourse on #ReproJustice--but nothing contributes more to women's economic inequality than being forced to have children before she's finished school or is financially ready.
Women are more than 50% of the medical and law students in America but we are less likely to get jobs in those fields and if we do are still paid less. Women with advanced degrees actually have the largest pay gap with men--who make nearly 50% more than women.
In the 13 months since Trump took the election, I have thought almost every day about how different America would be if @HillaryClinton were POTUS, especially for women & POC. Having a 50% female Cabinet that was also 40% POC would have been a game changer. #Revolutionary.
Aside from the fact there would be bans on human beings or attempts to destroy #ACA or slither a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans into law, we would have a totally different picture of leadership by having a woman POTUS.
In 2020 we need a female POTUS. We need this because it's been 241yrs without one. We need this because the MAJORITY of Americans have NEVER been represented in the @WhiteHouse.

Argue for Bernie or Biden--the Cocoon presidencies--or some new white dude like Kennedy, but I want to know why you think it's okay that the MAJORITY of Americans should remain without representation.And why any mediocre white guy of any age is better than the smartest women?
I'm disgusted by what happened at #TempleU. Not just b/c it was in my city & at the college where I was an undergrad & have taught. I'm disgusted because this cult is destructive & it's hurting real people--women & POC in specific.No one was upset for those black students.Why?
I don't want Bernie or Biden in 2020. We need to move forward, not back and these old white men are the past, no matter how entitled they are or how much they believe they deserve to be POTUS because they'll be 80 and...what? Biden's too far right, Bernie's got no vision.
The fracas over Franken was awful to witness--folks will cape for any middling white guy & assail any intelligent HARD WORKING woman because that's what we've been taught.

Stop doing what you've been taught.
See women.
We've been here for centuries.
Without representation.
Sanders is a divisive character. He's no more a uniter than Trump. You can't just unite white men in a country that is majority female and more than a third POC. You have to be inclusive. You have to center those who have been marginalized for centuries. That MUST be done.
The REAL #revolution in America was open to us on Nov 8, 2016. We had the opportunity to have the most progressive platform in US history & break the gender barrier for the 1st time in 240yrs.

You blew it.
But we have the chance to create that real revolution again in 2020.
So don't tweet me that we "must choose the best person regardless of gender or race." There are women who can run intellectual and visionary rings around Bernie & Biden--you just don't see women. These women ARE the best people.
It took 240yrs for a woman with the best resume in modern POTUS history to get a nomination.She won the votes. You should have fought for her to be in the @WhiteHouse.

You'll have another chance for a woman in 2020.
The majority of Americans DESERVE representation.
As for the 3rd party argument--we have several parties that you could work to build if you REALLY wanted a 3rd party. But even Sanders' people call themselves "Berniecrats" (imagine the uproar if anyone had ever claimed "Clintoncrat" as a party affiliation).
I've written about being raised a Socialist by Socialist parents. I've been a life-long Socialist. But at some point I recognized I had to work with Democrats to create change--and pull them left. Bleat for 3rd parties, but you don't even take the ones we have seriously.
No one sentient believed Jill Stein could run this country. She couldn't even run a vote recount in one city. In 2010 I thought she was serious about wanting to build the Green Party.But she never did.Still not on every ballot. And how does she become the nominee?Be serious.
Same with Garry Johnson. He & Weld are Republicans who like weed. That's not a party. That's not serious. He never heard of Harriet Tubman. He didn't know what (it's where!) Aleppo was.
Don't vote for these people. They aren't any more competent than Trump.
We need strong competent proven leadership. Not back benchers and folks who've come in last in other POTUS races.
I want full debates so 3rd party candidates are forced to step up their game. Include them without the "must reach x%" bs. We have 4 other long-time parties.
All of this is easy & doable.
Demand it.
Demand accountable 3rd parties as well as accountability from Democrats. (GOP will never be accountable--they are truly the enemy of the people.)
Make 2020 the fairest fight ever.
What we cannot keep doing, though, is compromising women & POC & poor people so that white men can maintain their privilege.

Those days must end. A white penis just cannot be your rationale for everything in America.

<fin--for now>

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Victoria Brownworth

Victoria Brownworth Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @VABVOX

Oct 9, 2018
I don't think men really understand how different it is to be a woman out in the world and how quickly things can turn dangerous.
When I was living in New Orleans, I was walking home from work one night. It was fall--dark early & foggy.
A man came out of the fog toward me.
He said hi, I said hi.
As he started to pass me, he asked me if I had the time.
I looked at my watch, looked up, he had a gun pointed at me.
He hit me so fast I wasn't able to steel myself.
I fell to the ground.
He said, "I could rape you right now, but I don't have time."
He wanted my money.
I had the grocery money for the entire house (I lived with 3 other people) in my purse.
He took it and disappeared into the fog.
The whole thing was maybe ten minutes, start to finish.
I was shaking so hard I could hardly get up.
My head was bleeding.
Read 20 tweets
Oct 4, 2018
The majority of the working class in America is women and POC.
And white men as a group haven't voted majority Democrat since 1964--they stopped after LBJ signed the the #VRA.
Flip the narrative and start listening to the ACTUAL working class--the rest of us.
Stop centering white men for everything.
Stop claiming only white men can save us from the damage white men did to us.
Women are the working class--my investigation here:…
.@matthewstoller is very worried about white men, but it's really women of all races who are facing the worst effects of economic and social stresses.
My investigation here:…
Read 5 tweets
Oct 2, 2018
The relentlessness of passing over superb women with strong credentials & election histories in favor of whatever man is a headline at a moment is exhausting.

Two months ago it was Avenatti. Now it's O'Rourke.

Bypassing the majority of Americans--women--is a national disgrace.
O'Rourke is fine. He is not, Harris, Gillibrand or Klobuchar.

▪Gillibrand is Congress' leader on women's rights & sexual assault victims.
▪Harris set NN2018 on fire with her speeches reclaiming identity politics.
▪ Klobuchar highlighted #Kavanaugh's unfitness for SCOTUS.
Americans MUST stop looking past women to find some man, any man to supplant them.

It took THIRTY YEARS of incredibly hard work for @HillaryClinton to get to run for POTUS. The rules for women are so different. No one sees a woman give a single speech and says "president!"
Read 16 tweets
Oct 1, 2018
I lived in NOLA right after college.
I drank most every day, as did everyone I knew.
We were all in the domestic Peace Corps, all in our early 20s, all hardworking activists with stressful work.
We drank too much at Mardi Gras, New Year's.
It's absurd to claim #Kavanaugh didn't.
Those of us who've had alcoholics in our lives--like Klobuchar--tend to be careful about alcohol because we've been damaged by the drunks in our lives. I'm a control freak, so never liked being drunk, but lots of my friends did. What IS true, is most 20somethings drink to excess.
This new tack from the #GOP to dismiss #Kavanaugh's alcoholic drinking--& I am not saying he was/is an alcoholic, but he certainly drank like one--is just wrong. It undermines their own credibility and ignores reality: statistically the vast majority of teens/20s get drunk OFTEN.
Read 6 tweets
Sep 29, 2018
Let's talk about sex, #Kavanaugh & Venn diagram overlap of male entitlement.

I've written a lot about sex in various contexts. In the late 80s/early 90s I also gave safe sex workshops back when folks my age were dying 24/7 from #AIDS. My 1st book was on juvenile prostitution.
Most of us know consensual and non-consensual sex differ. The entirety of #Kavanaugh's defense and his defenders' outrage is predicated on the presumption that no teenaged boy knows what consent is.


Some, like their adult counterparts, don't care.

This is key.
Since #MeToo we've seen egregious serial rapists like #BillCosby and #HarveyWeinstein exposed & attempts made to prosecute them.

But there are "lesser" sexual assaults we've given a lighter hand to: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Louis CK--too many to list.
Read 28 tweets
Sep 27, 2018
I gotta tell you, folks, I have been so sick for the past 2wks, I have really been scared.

Sept 22 House GOP passed their new cuts to Social Security Medicaid and Medicare out of committee. $1.2T in cuts.

That's the safety net.

I've always hoped I could fall there. No more.
I had to call my bestie today to have her come up and stay with me while The Wife is teaching.

Even with the oxygen, hard to breathe.

I had to cancel interviews for tomorrow, a radio appearance for Friday.

Chronic illness like #cancer is incapacitating at times.
We need to do better for sick and #disabled Americans.

It is so hard to work and be sick.

Never getting better sick.
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!