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Harper’s Bazaar: Married to a Trump Supporter? ‘Divorce Them’

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Feminist writer Jennifer Wright has some advice: If you are married to a supporter of President Trump, get a divorce.

Wright laid out her case recently in Harper’s Bazaar, arguing that being stuck with someone who doesn’t share your liberal values will make a person “unbelievably, achingly lonely.” Wright:

"You do not need to try to make it work with someone who thinks of people as 'illegals.' Just divorce them….This may not always be possible. Some people may not have the financial or practical means available to get a divorce, but if you do have those means? DIVORCE THEM."

Because if one member of a couple believes the President should endorse police brutality and the other member believes that is balls-to-the-wall insane, that is not a disagreement you’re going to find common ground on. You can use all the measured voices and positive words you want. It’s not a question of disagreement about the most effective way to load the dishwasher, or even whether trickle-down economics works. Those are opinions that might be altered by showing compelling factual evidence.

Supporting Trump at this point does not indicate a difference of opinions. It indicates a difference of values…If you saddle yourself with someone who fundamentally does not share your values—and at this point, it seems fair to say that people on different ends of the political spectrum have wildly different values—you’re going to be unbelievably, achingly lonely.

So, just skip it. Get a divorce. It’s clearly not ideal—no one goes into a marriage planning to get divorced—but people get divorced for a great many reasons. “My partner’s views are morally repulsive to me” is one of the best reasons I can think of.

 

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