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Are Conservative Women Happier than Liberal Women?
Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 12/28/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by Kaslin

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has found women’s 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 Chicago’s 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. Facebook’s 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 one’s 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 it’s 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.


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1 posted on 12/28/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

No wonder the crabby emasculated liberal male is unhappy. He might as well be extinct.


2 posted on 12/28/2013 12:08:21 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

Have you ever seen a lib chick that wasn’t po’d about everything? LOL!


3 posted on 12/28/2013 12:12:03 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberal women are easier, have more abortions, use more drugs, are more often single mothers and more often Lesbian.


4 posted on 12/28/2013 12:12:08 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Kaslin

Well, I guarantee you the men that live with conservative women are happier than the ones who live with libs!


5 posted on 12/28/2013 12:16:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

None of them have been easy enough for me, unfortunately!


6 posted on 12/28/2013 12:16:54 PM PST by GunsareOK
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To: Kaslin

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.


7 posted on 12/28/2013 12:18:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: GunsareOK

I forgot to mention more STDs


8 posted on 12/28/2013 12:20:37 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Kaslin

Just leave out the word “women”. For decades, polls have shown conservatives are happier than liberals, regardless of who’s in political power.


9 posted on 12/28/2013 12:24:29 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Blood of Tyrants

>> because they believe that they are sacrificing to make the world a better place

For the liberal, it’s about revenge.


10 posted on 12/28/2013 12:25:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: rktman





11 posted on 12/28/2013 12:26:11 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Glad I already ate breakfast. Lunch may be ruined though. LOL!


12 posted on 12/28/2013 12:27:12 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


13 posted on 12/28/2013 12:27:31 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: Kaslin
Liberal women are usually angry.

Liberal men are usually angry and pussy whipped. No wonder they are most miserable.

14 posted on 12/28/2013 12:27:59 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: Gene Eric

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.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 12:28:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


16 posted on 12/28/2013 12:29:34 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin
Haven't read the article .. yet ... I'll do it after I repond to the question.

Yes.

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.

17 posted on 12/28/2013 12:36:02 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Yaelle

Great post.


18 posted on 12/28/2013 12:39:14 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Kaslin

A glass of liberal Whine tastes like vinegar.


19 posted on 12/28/2013 12:40:32 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kaslin

Most Conservatives believe in God rather than some Oprah cult.

Pray America is Waking


20 posted on 12/28/2013 12:42:05 PM PST by bray ("The Republic of Texas 2022" is coming in Feb)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals are angry all the time. Duh.


21 posted on 12/28/2013 12:51:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think that anyone here on FR needed a survey to give us this information. We already knew that conservatives both male & female are happier.


22 posted on 12/28/2013 12:58:46 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Kaslin

It is very stressful to be a liberal/progressive woman, always on the lookout so as not to miss something that she might find offensive...


23 posted on 12/28/2013 12:58:50 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Still Thinking
Well, I guarantee you the men that live with conservative women are happier than the ones who live with libs!

Reply of the day and so true. I learned the hard way---2 divorces and 3 houses===Then I met my present wife who is conservative. We're on year 22 and I couldn't be happier. (I'm pretty sure she feels the same)

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 12/28/2013 1:23:15 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: GunsareOK
None of them have been easy enough for me, unfortunately!

Get one of these:

One of these:

One of these:

And you, too can get one of these, typical liberal womyn:


25 posted on 12/28/2013 1:23:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Kaslin

I only know one liberal woman who is happy.


26 posted on 12/28/2013 1:25:25 PM PST by lurk
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To: Kaslin
It's impossible to be happy when you see your life at the mercy of evyil people who are out to get you. Perpetual self declared victims can never be happy. Even the most wealthy and privileged liberal sees themselves as the victim of something. They even invent things victimize them.
27 posted on 12/28/2013 1:27:46 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Kaslin

I know I am.
All those liberal women I work with are an angry bunch.
They just spew out political garbage and never seem to be content.


28 posted on 12/28/2013 1:28:29 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: lurk
I know a happy liberal woman too. She is married to a friend of mine who is conservative and makes her a lot of money so that she doesn't have to work and can devote all her free time to her "pet" causes. My friend just shrugs it off because he's too busy working to let it bother him much.

Ironically, her father is a businessman, likely conservative, who also did quite well and not only gave her a free four-year ride at an exclusive university but footed some $50,000 to give her a first class wedding. His reward is to have her embarrass him at family functions with all her talk about anti-capitalism and other leftist causes.

It's amazing how so many trust-funded liberal women have a "big Daddy" behind them to keep them in Volvos and expensive jewelry. They speak out against capitalism but they have no problem enjoying the spoils of it.

29 posted on 12/28/2013 1:36:49 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Bigg Red

mark


30 posted on 12/28/2013 1:38:55 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Kaslin

The masculine pant wearing semi hairy liberal women of coarse is not happier becuase her wimpey dress wearing suberviant husband is a better looking woman than she and is at a cross dressers party without her


31 posted on 12/28/2013 1:44:22 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: rktman

Agree.
I have never seen a liberal ANYTHING that was even remotely happy.


32 posted on 12/28/2013 1:57:54 PM PST by CPONav
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To: Kaslin

I live near a community that normally has a voter turnout around 90% and votes 78% (or more) democrat. I can say from experience it is not a happy place. I don’t know what makes liberals so angry, but they just don’t seem like friendly or happy people.


33 posted on 12/28/2013 2:00:26 PM PST by Baynative (Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: rktman

You would be PO’d too, if you were self restricted to one sheet of one ply TP.


34 posted on 12/28/2013 2:03:45 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative

It’s probably they nature, like lying is.


35 posted on 12/28/2013 2:06:15 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: TADSLOS

Thanks to “one sheet sheryl crowe”.


36 posted on 12/28/2013 2:07:11 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

Like any other liberal woman, she’ll tell you what’s good for you and still loathe you for it.


37 posted on 12/28/2013 2:10:08 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Yaelle

Fantastic post!


38 posted on 12/28/2013 2:17:03 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Kaslin
Why is this a surprise? Liberal, often dykey, women are the meanest, harshest, most hateful white people in America, and I include the Ku Klux Klan and the Covenanters in that.

You'd have to check Stormfront to find rhetoric over on the far, far right as harsh and vindictive as the average GLAAD or NARAL press release.

What's amazing is that Pew's Sociology Survey has discovered that those selfsame super-liberal (or, rather, "Prog" -- their "liberalism" has nothing in common with, say, Adlai Stevenson) women are the most-educated demographic they looked at. Lots of them have MA or even Ph.D. degrees. And relatively few of them have a man.

39 posted on 12/28/2013 2:17:42 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: TADSLOS
If you listen to her she'll think you're weak. If you do what she wants without a fuss she'll think you're a slave. If you question her or disagree, you're a pig. If you walk away, you raped her and stole the best years of her life.
40 posted on 12/28/2013 2:19:24 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

This is a good thread to repeat one of the great quotes of P. J. O’Rourke from his 1992 book Give War a Chance.

“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”


41 posted on 12/28/2013 2:27:02 PM PST by xp38
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To: Still Thinking

Proverbs 25:24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 27:15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
of a leaky roof in a rainstorm

I am pretty sure Solomon was talking about liberal women. LOL


42 posted on 12/28/2013 2:32:36 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: lentulusgracchus
If you listen to her she'll think you're weak. If you do what she wants without a fuss she'll think you're a slave. If you question her or disagree, you're a pig. If you walk away, you raped her and stole the best years of her life.

Yep. They project their own self loathing onto you. What a miserable way to live your life.

43 posted on 12/28/2013 2:33:34 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kaslin

bookmark


44 posted on 12/28/2013 2:34:05 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: mountn man

Excellent examples. Conservative women tend to be prettier, too. Look at Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter and most of the women on Fox News. What is in the heart is reflected on the face.


45 posted on 12/28/2013 2:34:54 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: freedumb2003

Were these the same chicks who danced at Jabba’s palace in ROTJ????


46 posted on 12/28/2013 2:56:53 PM PST by Kolath
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To: txrefugee

—”No wonder the crabby emasculated liberal male is unhappy. He might as well be extinct.”

Yeah, and if you look at most liberal women (except the likes of Angelina Jolie), and you’ll see another reason why lib men are unhappy. Yuck. They’ve completely forgotten how to be feminine.

Here’s one former liberal who gets it (Camille Paglia). She’s the only liberal whose writing I have respect for:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303997604579240022857012920

Excellent article.


47 posted on 12/28/2013 2:57:07 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Kaslin

I can only address this from a lady at church that I know voted for Obama. She is riddled with dizzy sessions, can rarely drive safely, pretends to be happy, but complains that the doctors can’t figure her out.

On the other hand, I voted Republican, have my share of medical problems during the last two years, broken arm, plantar faciitis, broken foot interspersed with atrial fib.

But I am happy (do complain a bit to the Lord), but nevertheless accept his will for me. Who would have ever thought it?


48 posted on 12/28/2013 3:02:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mountn man


49 posted on 12/28/2013 3:04:39 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

Conservative women are happy because they sleep with conservative men.

Liberal men are unhappy because they sleep with liberal men.

Just kidding! There is no such thing as a liberal man!

Seriously, this really is so obvious that it lends itself to the old “they spent money on this?” line. And the jokes are too easy.


50 posted on 12/28/2013 3:27:50 PM PST by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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