Skip to comments.Are Conservative Women Happier than Liberal Women?
Posted on 12/28/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by Kaslin
Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has found womens secret to happiness: be conservative.
Political junkies might be interested to learn that conservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.
Brooks findings come from the University of Chicagos General Social Survey, a survey of Americans conducted since 1972, which the author says has produced consistent and reliable findings for decades.
In the New York Post, Ramesh Ponnuru writes about another interesting discovery relating to the happiness spectrum:
Women who say they have turned down a promotion or made some other work sacrifice for the sake of their families report high happiness levels.
I guess that debunks feminists insistence that women should put their careers first. Facebooks Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote a book called Lean In, encouraging women to reach for more leadership roles at the office. This is something to be admired, of course, but not to the extent that it engenders maternal neglect.
One writer at the New York Times loved Sandberg's book, explaining how it encouraged women not to hold themselves back in their careers. So, apparently choosing to be a more visible mother instead of overseeing more employees is holding ones self back?
Yes, children can often produce just as many headaches as a day at the office, but the difference is the former can be cured with a hug. Instead of focusing on children as burdens, we should focus on the joy they bring to growing families. The bond between a woman and her child is stronger than any bond she can have with her office cubicle.
This is just one of the differences conservative women seem to understand.
The Washington Post is casting doubt on Brooks' theory, but to some, the writer's research may not be all that surprising especially considering some liberals nowadays always seem to be angry about something and offended by everything. Whether its Chris Matthews yelling at the TV screen every night or left-wing feminists aggressively arguing we "don't need anymore male leaders" and that Republican leadership will somehow roll back women's rights, conservatives are looking friendlier than ever.
No wonder the crabby emasculated liberal male is unhappy. He might as well be extinct.
Have you ever seen a lib chick that wasn’t po’d about everything? LOL!
Liberal women are easier, have more abortions, use more drugs, are more often single mothers and more often Lesbian.
Well, I guarantee you the men that live with conservative women are happier than the ones who live with libs!
None of them have been easy enough for me, unfortunately!
Conservative of both sexes are happier than liberals. Liberals are unhappy because they believe that they are sacrificing to make the world a better place and the conservatives are trying to destroy everything they are doing.
I forgot to mention more STDs
Just leave out the word “women”. For decades, polls have shown conservatives are happier than liberals, regardless of who’s in political power.
>> because they believe that they are sacrificing to make the world a better place
For the liberal, it’s about revenge.
Glad I already ate breakfast. Lunch may be ruined though. LOL!
Liberal women pretend to be happier but they’re the ones that typically have daddy issues and resort to sex for attention. Conservative women tend to have healthy self respect.
Liberal men are usually angry and pussy whipped. No wonder they are most miserable.
That, too. People like Obama think that the US has had it too good for too long and it is time to bring the US down a few notches, even if they have to destroy the US to do it.
A conservative woman knows that whatever she wants to do and does is feminine because she is a woman, period. If she climbs a peak, knits a sweater, wins an Olympic gold medal, is a stay at home mom, whatever she wants, she has nothing to prove. She doesn’t feel she is a protected class. She is a woman and whatever she does, is what women do.
A conservative woman embraces the differences women have (most of the time - except for once a month, or peeing in the snow). She feels lucky to be able to carry a child in her body, and to dress up pretty, and to turn male heads. She’s also lucky to be able to surf, drive fast, command a board room, pick up a check, and still get to do the other stuff! She isn’t conflicted about it nor does she feel the need to study her gender for four years at a university.
A conservative woman doesn’t need to spend a lot of time regretting the children she aborted, hopefully.
A conservative woman enjoys her man. She enjoys him enjoying his rougher pleasures, football, hunting, whatever, even if she doesn’t partake with him. She doesn’t take him to malls to hang bags of clothes on him, she doesn’t dress him in pale pastels and make manscaping appointments for him. SHE DOESNT DRESS HIM IN A PLAID ONESIE. She likes him the way he is.
A conservative woman knows the planet isn’t in danger of being a “wrong” temperature, so she is happy going about her life. She gets involved in making the world a better place, but she also steps back from this work to enjoy her family. Her priorities are on straight.
She is happier than a liberal because she doesn’t need to seek out “leaders” to find out what to think. She doesn’t have to follow what other people are doing, even if a majority of her friends are doing it. She doesn’t care what movie actors say. She isn’t offended by differences of thought or opinion, because above and beyond all else, she loves freedom, so she welcomes any opinions or beliefs in order for her, too, to be free to espouse her own.
Conservative have no angst, real or perceived about anything liberal women say they're concerned about.
i.e. ... liberal women rant and rave, fight and scrap for rights ... the rights of queers and chi'rin and schools and _____________ ... whatever.
Conservative women may have a smidgeon of angst about liberal women ... but ... maybe not.
Liberal women go to school and seminars and support groups to learn how to be liberal ... Conservative women live like they were reared and grew up ... it's just a natural way of life for a conservative.
Liberal women can be converted to conservatism, Conservative women are already right .. they need no conversion
Liberal women make frantic sex, Conservative women make love.
A glass of liberal Whine tastes like vinegar.
Most Conservatives believe in God rather than some Oprah cult.
Pray America is Waking