Ironically, the same week Sandberg was peddling her modified agenda for Lean In, a new study by the Council of Contemporary Families was released that shows fewer young people want gender equality at home! The study found an increase in the number of college-bound students who believe families are better off if men are “the achievers outside the home” and women “handled most of the family and domestic duties.” There has also been “an uptick in the number who prefer the men to be dominant.”
It seems to today’s young people are wiser than the feminists who came before them. In fact, a mere “25 percent of the women Millennial voters and 15 percent of the Millennial men” identify as feminists. That’s not because they’ve “shifted back to more traditional views of the roles of the sexes,” notes Belinda Luscombe of Time but because, unlike feminists, they recognize the significance and value of domestic life and accept that sex differences are a vital component of any good marriage.
Yet another paper in the study, says Luscombe, “found that the number of 18- to 25-year-olds who disagreed with the statement that ‘a woman’s place is in the home,’ dropped in the same time period.” This is particularly unusual, she adds, “considering that the most recent studies have found that couples who share household chores more equally are usually happier and more satisfied with their marriage.”