A blogger from the South African version of Huffington Post has suggested white men should be prevented from voting for several decades in order to help achieve the objectives of modern progressives and feminists. Shelley Garland, who describes herself as an MA in Philosophy student, published the call earlier this week to great outrage on the internet. Her belief is that denying the vote to white males can help redistribute land and wealth to non-whites and women.
If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened. It would not be necessary to deny white men indefinitely – the denial of the vote to white men for 20 years (just less than a generation) would go some way to seeing a decline in the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world. The influence of reckless white males were one of the primary reasons that led to the Great Recession which began in 2008. This would also strike a blow against toxic white masculinity, one that is long needed.