If I asked you whether young people or old people are more in favor of feminism, I’ll bet that the majority of you would answer “young people”. Because you would say that old people are more traditional than young people. But that’s not what a recent survey found. There’s an article about it in the New York Post, although the original article comes from an Australian news web site.
A surprising number of people in younger generations believe that women’s rights have gone too far, with a new survey revealing gender equality progress could be at risk of stalling.
New research conducted by Ipsos UK and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London found that over half of people in younger generations believe the push for equality is now negatively impacting men and that they are being expected to do “too much” to support progress.
The survey collated the responses from more than 22,500 people aged 16-74 across 32 countries, including approximately 1000 people from Australia.
According to the results, 52 percent of Gen Z and 53 percent of Millennials agree that “we have gone so far in promoting women’s equality that we are discriminating against men”.
This is compared to 46 percent of Gen X and 40 percent of Baby Boomers.
The article is in favor of the women power movement, and it expresses shock and horror that anyone could ever have a reason to disagree with it.
What does this mean? Well, I think older people have an out-of-date view of just how much society (government and other institutions) has done to give preferential treatment to women at the expense of men.
To take just one example, about 60% of undergraduate degrees are being given to women, with men getting only 40%.
The American Enterprise Institute reports:
For every 100 women who earn bachelor’s degrees from US colleges and universities, there are 73 men.
For every 100 women who earn master’s degrees from US colleges and universities, there are 65 men.
For every 100 women who earn doctor’s degrees from US universities, there are 85 men.
For every 100 women who are recent college graduates but not in the labor force, there are 108 men.
For every 100 women with an advanced degree but not in the labor force there are 114 men.
When I looked into what was causing this, I found out that men underperform women on classroom tests, but men outperform women on standardized tests. Studies have shown that teachers (85% women) discriminate against boys in the classroom, and that’s why boys underperform girls on classroom-administered tests. But on standardized tests, boys do better, because there is no discriminator present and the grading is more fair.
The problem with this discrimination against men is that women typically like to “marry up”. They are looking for men who have more education and better careers and higher salaries than they have. When the number of desirable men shrinks, it becomes harder and harder for women to lock one down. That’s the law of supply and demand. When the supply of marriage-ready men (good education, good job, good savings) shrinks, the price of a marriage-ready man goes up. The price of goods always goes up when there is a shortage. And right now there is definitely a shortage of educated men with good careers and lots of savings. Discrimination against men by feminists, feminist laws and feminist policies caused this shortage.
It’s the younger generations who are seeing firsthand how discrimination against men makes relationships, much less marriage, harder to achieve. Sadly, the older generations aren’t paying attention. If men aren’t doing well, then women aren’t going to be able to find men to marry and start families with. What satisfies women in the long run is family. Marriage and family are dying in the west, and young people understand that feminism was the murder weapon. Young people understand this, because they see relationships and marriage drying up.
It’s not just the left-wing feminists who want the discrimination against men to remain. Pro-marriage feminists, including many “chivalrous” Christians (men and women) also want feminist discrimination against men to remain. They blame the retreat from relationship and the decline of marriage on MEN, not on feminism. Until this changes, don’t expect relationships and marriage to return.
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I’ve theorized that, combined with the nation distancing itself from Christian values, which in turn prompts people to stop caring about others and to put themselves first…the older generation, have a “I got mine. Sucks to be you” mentality when it comes to up and coming men.
The policies, ideologies, and even how they raise their daughters…they couldn’t give two cents about what men want, or even what’s best for their daughters. But for the parents, particularly fathers who know the truth about what men look for in women, or how families should be important…I think there are lot of selfish fathers who deep down don’t want their daughters to grow up and replace them with another man.
These are the men you think of when Feminists say, “You’ll think differently about those traditional gender roles when you have daughters of your own.” Because these men are weak and value their own pride over what God says, they actually do think differently about the gender roles and embrace their daughter becoming strong and independent, more so than soft, sweet, and serving.
just a theory.
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