A new Southern Poverty Law Center survey reveals massive age and gender gaps that show that gender identity politics is alienating younger generations of Democrat men and women.
The survey found that 47% of Democrat men under 50 believe that “gender ideology has corrupted American culture” and only 41% disagree. That a majority of Democrat male Gen Xrs, millennials, and zoomers are out of step with the radical gender ideology that their party has embraced as its standard ought to be a warning for a party dominated by an aging leadership.
However only 20% of Democrat men over the age of 50 see gender ideology as a threat. …
42% of Democrat younger men say that the transgender movement is a threat to children and 40% believe that it is actively “trying to indoctrinate children.” Even 34% of younger Democrat women agree that the indoctrination of children is happening. …
Flashing warning sign # 1 for those on the left:
While only 2% of boomer liberal men agreed that “feminism has done more harm than good”, 46% of young male Democrats, a majority, believe that is the case. …
The split is much less pronounced among liberal women, but the number who believe that feminism has done more harm than good has still more than doubled from 10% to 23% or nearly a quarter of what is supposed to be the most liberal demographic of the Democrat party.
While the narrative has been that culturally each generation is becoming more liberal, and that is true on some issues, such as drugs and gay marriage, but the SPLC survey would indicate that younger people are actually becoming more conservative on gender politics.
Flashing warning sign # 2, even bigger:
The number of Democrat men who believe that males are undervalued in today’s society has exploded from 28% among boomers to 60% among younger generations.
Strikingly, this is now an area where younger Democrat men are almost perfectly aligned 60/29 with both older Republican men 63/29 and younger Republican men 65/29. While the media often claims that Republicans are losing young people, the SPLC survey offers an example of where even young Democrat men now reflect the worldview of older Republican men.
Meanwhile at a 46/41 view of feminism as destructive, male Democrats under 50 are now more anti-feminist than Republican men over 50. …
The Left isn’t just losing the country, but its own party:
Younger male and even female Democrats haven’t moved to the right on gender identity politics because of FOX News, Facebook, or the other “disinformation” threats that the Biden administration wants to fight. If that were the case, it would affect older Democrats more than younger Democrats.
This is a life experience cultural shift. Parents are seeing gender identity politics in their children’s classrooms. Men are being sidelined educationally and professionally.
Democrats made a hard bet on leftism because of generational and racial demographics, but the Latino swing rightward has interrupted that narrative, as have conservative trends among millennials. These latest numbers reveal mixed feelings among many younger Democrats about their party’s gender identity politics and show why parental rights politics aren’t going away.
The Democrats are losing generations of their own young men. And they don’t even know it.
Lots of dissatisfied, disrespected young men, with few prospects but time on their hands? Expect a revolution.