Gutfeld on women getting ‘woke infection’ while men go right, tells conservative females…this is your moment!

On Thursday’s edition of Fox News’s “Gutfeld!”, Greg Gutfeld called out a curious — some would say “disturbing” — trend happening in the United States: According to recent research, more than in any time during the last twenty years, young women are identifying as liberal, while young men are continuing in the “right” direction.

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“Is America’s future bereft as more women move left?” the late-night host asked viewers. “More women have caught the woke infection while men still move in the right direction.”

“Currently, about 44% of women ages 18 to 29 — or as Leo DiCaprio calls them, ‘senior citizens’ — they count themselves as liberal — which is easy when they have never had to pay for their dinner, amiright?”

Jokes aside, the same Gallup Poll data, as analyzed by the Survey Center on American Life, found that only 25% of men in the same age bracket consider themselves “liberals.”

“You can find them buying cat food on the way home from yoga — losers,” the host quipped.

According to the founder and director of the Survey Center on American Life, pollster Daniel Cox, “Young women today are much more liberal than young men. In fact, young women have become significantly more liberal over the past decade whereas the political identity of young men has remained largely unchanged over time.”

“What’s happening here?” Gutfeld asked. “Gender studies experts might cite abortion policy, the Me Too movement, the rise of Trump that liberalized more women.”

“Or it could be they are delaying motherhood so that ‘conservatising’ influence is being put off,” the host continued. “Or maybe young men’s brains are larger.”

Well, according to Cox, marital status may be playing a large role in the rise of the woke woman.

“Compared to previous generations of young women, far more women under the age of 30 today are unmarried,” he writes. “Only 15 percent of young women today are married compared to more than one-third of young women two decades ago.”

“Why does this matter?” Cox continues. “Research has shown that unmarried women feel more connected than their married counterparts to other women—a phenomenon known as ‘linked fate’— and it can lead them to support more liberal policies.”

“In their fascinating 2017 study, Christopher T. Stout, Kelsy Kretschmer, and Leah Ruppanner argue that ‘women consistently earn less money and hold less power, which fosters women’s economic dependency on men. Thus, it is within married women’s interests to support policies and politicians who protect their husbands and improve their status,'” he explained. “This phenomenon of ‘linked fate’ was not found to be evident among men, so even though young men are also less likely to be married compared to older generations, their marital status may have less of an impact on their politics than for women.”

In a hilarious skit, Gutfeld imagines how that study plays out on the dating scene before asking  guest Tyrus if he “ever lets politics interfere with the relationship?”

“No, not even a little bit,” the professional wrestler answered. “If that is the first date and that’s what she brought up, I would’ve yelled ‘check’ faster than… ”

He trailed off with a gasp before continuing.

“Look, men are under attack,” he stated. “You can’t be a man anymore. If you hold the door open you’re chauvinistic and possibly racist. Everything a man does is under attack. Alpha males bad — everything that defines a man, running into a building and saving somebody from a fire, bad, bad, bad.”

“So, of course, more men are going to start going towards a place where at least they are recognized,” he said. “Everybody wants to be liberal, especially women — there seems to be more opportunities for growth for women. … They bring them in, they are all individualists. They don’t bring other women up. They bring them around and tear them down, so by the time they are in their late 20s they become conservatives.”

“But it goes back to the same thing,” Tyrus surmised. “Everyone wants to crash men down.”

Perhaps, but according to Cox, education may have more to do with it than machismo.

“Over the past several decades, women’s educational attainment has far outpaced that of men’s,” he writes.

“The education divide between men and women has become more politically relevant because of the stronger connection between educational attainment and political behavior,” he explains. “In recent elections, college graduates have become a much more loyal Democratic constituency. And on a range of issues, college-educated Americans are more liberal than those without a Bachelor’s degree.”

And while all of that may be true, Gutfeld guest Morgan Ortagus noted, the study may mark an opportunity for conservative women.

“We are talking about women in the segment, but I think conservative women, this is your moment,” she said. “If you are in your 20s, all these other lefty women don’t want to get married anyway… If you are a conservative woman in your 20s now, there’s probably five Republican guys for every conservative woman.”

“Enjoy the moment,” she urged right-leaning women. “I think it’s great.”


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