Women’s declining happiness

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/18/womens-rights-happiness-wellbeing-gender-gap

This article considers every possibility except the obvious one, that traditional roles make women happier.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on December 10, 2017 at 12:39 am

    While I expected it to bash men, I was surprised when it did not. Still, they don’t get it.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on December 10, 2017 at 1:22 am

      The simplest solution is that (most) women prefer their traditional role. But they can’t or won’t see that.

      I also suspect that there is much less pressure on men these days because we are generally not sole breadwinners. Women contribute in the workforce and this stresses them.

      Also I have another theory that men are able to do things they really like these days. There are lots of “cool gadgets” and video games. It was interesting that the only thing that finally motivated a lot of young men to get political last year was the SJW attack on their gaming (Gamergate).

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on December 10, 2017 at 1:39 am

        I don’t know what men can do to convince women otherwise. It is like the herd has more influence than their sweethearts.

    • It’s my belief that they REFUSE to see the truth (when it’s in front of their faces) — much like their constant whining about ‘the lack of Good Men ‘.
      To admit and acknowledge the truth would require them to finally have to admit they were wrong and that feminism was wrong (or at least has gone too far) — but they have too much hubris and arrogance to do that; they would rather have to live unhappily than do that.
      Hell, they would rather have civilization collapse than to ever, ever, ever, EVER have to admit that they were wrong.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on December 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        A lot of the old conservative warnings proved to be true. Social change hasn’t made most women any happier. The current problem with rampant sexual harassment claims in the workforce could have been predicted. It will always be a problem as long as the sexes mix at work. The obvious solution is for them not to do so, or at least not in places like the military.

        It is slowly dawning on many liberals that liberal men are just as prone to indulge in sexual harassment, severe or mild. Frankly, anyone would have warned young women once to stay away from places like the media and entertainment if they can’t handle these issues.

        I remember a woman on FB humblebragging that guys were bothering her late at night on the subway when she was provocatively dressed. My advice not to ride on the subway half-dressed caused predictable outrage.

  2. It is the result of living the lie rather than living the life.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on December 10, 2017 at 7:20 am

      I suspect a small percentage of women are happier these days; but the majority are less happy. Even feminist sources like The Guardian admit this.

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  3. “Posted by Julian O’Dea on December 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    …I remember a woman on FB humblebragging that guys were bothering her late at night on the subway when she was provocatively dressed. My advice not to ride on the subway half-dressed caused predictable outrage.”

    There are few things that women absolutely, positively hate worse than men ‘bothering’ them (even the ‘not attractive’ men that they despise) — and that is being ignored by those same men.
    She refuses to not dress ‘provocatively’ because:
    — she won’t get any attention, especially from those same men that she complains about;
    — she won’t be able to ‘complain’ about it (and therefore not be able to humblebrag about ‘how irresistible’ and ‘hot’ she supposedly is;
    — she won’t be able to ‘play victim’.
    Not dressing provocatively — and being able to complain about the ‘unwanted’ attention that she gets — is the LAST THING that she would want to do.

    You see this same behavior from women in their 40’s and 50’s who — after supporting laws which criminalized men’s ‘unwanted’ attention towards them when they were young and rode the carousel as long as they could — now complain about “feeling invisible” to men, now that they had aged and had lost their looks and fertility.

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