Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Progress in the culture wars



  1. "Driving the dilution of acceptance are young women whose overall comfort levels plunged from 64% in 2017 to 52% in 2018, says the survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD."

    A few reasons why I suspect "comfort levels" among young women have "plunged" (granted some are more plausible than others):

    1. LGBTQs in women's sports.

    2. "Gender-neutral" restrooms.

    3. Men using LGBTQ issues as an excuse to be perverts around women.

    4. A decline in dating and therefore marriage options due to the influence of LGBTQs.

    5. The risks or dangers they see toward children from LGBTQs.

  2. When an idea is just an idea, one that society has not so much been shaped around, it doesn't appear to matter too much. But as those ideas start to be accepted and put into practice and to make a difference... that's a different thing.

  3. If I had to hazard a guess, it has to do with transgender stuff, which they are smooshing together with everything else.

  4. From the article: "Still, there is cause for optimism this year, Ellis said. Nearly half of all non-LGBTQ adults, or 49%, are classified in the survey as “allies” with high levels of tolerance. That is the same number as 2017, and “that is a big deal,” she said.

    Support for equal rights is also stable, with eight out of 10 backing equality for LGBTQ people for the third consecutive year."

    Complete speculation, but is it possible that more young people are willing to admit they feel uncomfortable with LGBTQ people, despite not having significantly changed attitudes towards LGBTQ people, due to the repentance narrative in critical theory? In other words, the narrative goes that one should admit that they are unconsciously racist or have implicit biases or white privilege and this admission/confession is part of the social-repentance process? Maybe this doesn't explain all the date, but some segment of it.