Young women and girls less happy today? In the words of punk songstress Toyah Wilcox, It’s a mystery, oh, it’s a mystery. An extract:
Older Guides who have risen through the ranks of the organisation expressed shock at the deep levels of unhappiness revealed in the 2018 survey. “It’s really sad,” said Victoria Kinkaid, a 23-year-old medical student who has been a Guide for 18 years.
She pointed to more encouraging findings too. Young girls were more likely to consider themselves a feminist – up from just over a third (35%) in 2013 to just under half (47%) this year. “That’s a lovely thing to hear,” said Kinkaid. “When I was 16, being a feminist had a lot of negative connotations attached to it. Today from what I can see on social media, it’s more of a trendy word and less of a taboo.”
Feminism is a “trendy word” on social media? Hilarious. In the real world, the evil toxic ideology is dying on its arse. Today, despite relentless feminist propaganda, most “young girls” don’t consider themselves feminists (in common with a higher proportion of older girls, and women). There’s hope yet.
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