The Most Pernicious Trope

The Trope That Just Won’t Die: They’re After Our Women and Children!

On June 17th, 2015, Dylan Roof walked into the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina during the weekly bible study and murdered nine of its parishioners consisting of elderly men and women and small children. He was said to have told them before the massacre, “You rape our women, and you’re taking over our country.”

In other words, he was killing to protect the sexual purity of white women, an example of “benevolent sexism” which claims the bodies of white women for…

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