My Twitter feed often ascribes GOP dominance at the state and federal level, and the patriarchal policies that follow, to male choices.
That is clearly incorrect. We know that 52% of white women chose Trump. In a white-women only election he’d have still won.
Today I wondered what overall gender differences are in voter turnout. The Center for American Women and Politics had some numbers:
They write (emphases mine) …
In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible male adults who voted (see Figure 1) … The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964.
Women have a larger voice in our elections than men. In 2018 America race and education are bigger divides than gender. White men are deplorable, but white women are not a lot better.