Edit: Larry Elder seems to be a "starve the government" Republican who wants to cut taxes on the rich. Looked up his views on his website. I don't think I can support that. Some of his other positions I could live with (or agree with to some extent) to give the anti-woman Democrats of California a black eye, but not that. He does not take a stance on the trans issue-- although that may be the best you can hope for out there, even from Republicans. Anyone else have thoughts?
I am not a Californian, but I have seen a few articles about Rose's support of Larry Elder and been intrigued. She isn't a radical feminist that I can tell, but she is a strong advocate for women on the issue of sexual assault.
Here is a Daily Beast article about it that I just saw: https://archive.is/PbuhZ
Her struggle to support Democrats seems to align with mine. I am also a lifelong Dem who feels very betrayed by the party. I cannot fathom supporting any but the most moderate of Republicans though.
I don't know much about Larry Elder-- how moderate is he? Is he someone that radical feminists should support? Critically, is he pro-life or pro-choice? What is his stance on economic policy?
I agree that Newsom seems to be no friend to women, and it's terrible that his wife tried to intercede on behalf of Weinstein. I know she denies that, but I think Rose has earned our trust, and I believe Rose over her. Not that Newsom is necessarily responsible for his wife's actions, I guess, but it does show a lack of morals and values in that family, and at least where abused women rank in the list of priorities.
I would consider donating to Larry Elder if it makes sense.
Is Larry Elder the kind of Republican that rad fems need to begin considering as potential alternatives to Dems? I am wondering if his candidacy represents a template for us to follow in the future. I believe we cannot be liberated until we make efforts to actively support candidates that are good for women, regardless of party. It's not enough to simply not be engaged.
Hope this is the right circle-- it didn't seem like it fit in /o/Activism.