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Why Are Feminists Such Unhappy People?

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Why Are Feminists Such Unhappy People?


January 25, 2024

Currently, 46% of white Gen Z women — defined as women born between 1996 and 2010 –identify as liberal, compared to only 28% of white Gen Z men. And a Pew Research study reveals that over half of white, liberal women have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lives. This is twice the rate as young moderate or conservative women.

Does this mean there’s a correlation between progressive ideas and mental health?

As Gen Z women have become more progressive and politically active, Jonathan Haidt observes that they’ve shifted psychologically. Not only have they adopted a more external locus of control, but also have embraced an ideology that engenders cognitive distortions like catastrophizing and emotional reasoning. This has then caused them to become more anxious and depressed.

Young liberal women are also much less tolerant. Democrat women are three times more likely to block friends on social media because of their political views than are Republican women: 30% versus 10%.

The liberal narrative portrays marriage and families as threats to personal freedom. It casts any form of commitment or responsibility as a constraint. Accordingly in the United States, 45% of women are predicted to be childless and unmarried by 2030. In the UK, more than half of women aged 34 or under are now unmarried.

Surprisingly, liberal women are much more accepting of marital infidelity. Liberal women are half as likely as conservative women to believe it’s always wrong for a married woman to have an affair: 36% versus 71%.

Very liberal women are nearly three times more likely to reporting having experienced sexual harassment than conservative women: 71.7% among very liberal women versus 27% among conservative women.

Young liberal women are much less likely to date people with different political views than are conservative women. While more than half of men said they would date someone with different views, just 35% of women said the same thing.

Former University of Ottawa professor Janice Fiamengo sums up the pathological effects of feminist ideology this way:

“Feminism was never sane. It was never without deep rancor and bitterness against men, never free from the claim that women were absolute victims of male predation, never uninterested in destroying the family, never accurate in its claims about women’s social situation, never unwilling to slander men in the most vicious and unpitying ways, and it never expressed any appreciation for men nor recognition that men had made any contribution to society or that men had ever acted out of love and concern and compassion for women in the laws that had been made or social instruments that had been developed over time. It was always a deeply misandrist, man-hating, man-blaming kind of movement.”