Introducing White Picket Fence, a podcast about the fractured politics of white women. Host Julie Kohler unpacks how white womanhood in America has been constructed, how it's evolved, and how it affects our politics. Join us to explore how white women have fallen short and how we need to step up and own our political stake in advancing justice.
Throughout the 2020 election, Trump made it pretty clear he was banking his hopes for a second term on one particular group: suburban housewives. This week, host Julie Kohler takes us back to the 1950s, to the origins of the suburbs, and to the birth of the conservative American housewife.
This November, a broad coalition of more than 78 million voters--the most in American history--cast ballots for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
In her first speech as Vice President-Elect, Harris took to the stage wearing suffragist white and declared that she stands on the shoulders of generations of women who paved her path. How do we make sense of the fact that most white women did not stand with her?
2016 was a watershed moment in American politics. For gender justice advocate Julie Kohler, the support that Trump garnered from white women inspired her to investigate her own political story. Had her progressive Midwestern upbringing really taught her the "right" way to be an ally? Was she as different from her conservative peers as she'd grown to believe?