Student Research Paper
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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
This paper identifies the ways in which and the reasons why white women contribute to white supremacy through an analysis of a blog called "Wife With a Purpose" written by #TradWife Ayla Stewart. I found that the primary methods white women use to uphold white supremacy are reproducing it through the family, subscribing to hegemonic white femininity, and repeatedly choosing to identify with their privileged identity of being white as opposed to their oppressed identity of being a woman. White women contribute to those factors in covertly racist ways, often making it more difficult to call them out for it. I conclude by discussing how these covertly racist actions are the base of the white supremacy pyramid and without them, could not reach the overtly racist acts at the top, like genocide.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Gawronski, Raegan M., "White Women and White Supremacy: How and Why White Women Contribute to White Supremacy" (2019). Student Publications. 822.