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Facts Are the New Hate

Posted on | June 10, 2014 | 66 Comments

The #YesAllWomen hashtag has been going crazy all day because of a Washington Post column by Brad Wilcox and Robin Wilson which demonstrates — as a matter of social science — what all social scientists already know: Marriage is highly correlated with good outcomes for women and children. This isn’t really controversial, if you have paid attention to the research, but feminists don’t give a damn about research if the facts contradict their theories, and feminist theory has been implacably hostile to marriage for more than 40 years. Here are two charts from the Wilcox/Wilson article:

As you can see, (a) rates of domestic violence against women are highest for single mothers and (b) child abuse rates are lowest for children living with married biological parents.

The very worst environment for children, in terms of abuse, is to live with an unmarried parent and that parent’s live-in boyfriend or girlfriend. You’ll also notice, interestingly, that rates of domestic abuse are slightly higher for married women who have children, as opposed to childless married women; however, the rates are still far lower for married moms than for single mothers.

Of course, correlation is not causation, and all such social-science data require analysis and contextualization. However, the data clearly contradict the feminist dogma which blames “patriarchy” — i.e., the social norms of the traditional family — for abuse. But the influence of feminism in academia and in the media is now so powerful that when social scientists try to call attention to research that shows the traditional family in a favorable light, the denunciations are loud, emotional and deliberately vituperative:

WaPo Editorial Page Goes Neanderthal
For Second Time In A Week

Caitlin McNeal, Talking Points Memo

Being pro-marriage is now “Neanderthal,” no matter how much research data you produce in support of your argument.

Feminist theory is utterly impervious to evidence. If there is anything feminists hate more than they hate men, it’s facts and logic.



  • RKae

    Add drug use to the mix and the risk to the children goes even higher.

    Moms who do drugs tend to bring home “a guy who said he had some pot” and all she knows about him is that his name is “Steve something.”

  • concern00

    I take it the reference to Sandusky here is purely coincidental?

  • texlovera

    Aaawww, the feminazis are all butthurt because the science is settled?


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  • Jeanette Victoria

    And don’t EVER suggest that perhaps it is a good idea for women not to get falling down drunk .

  • Quartermaster

    It bursts through now and again, in places that keep the number of womyn to a minimum. Places like Engineering Schools and such.

  • Quartermaster

    The only reason you would say that is you just love Belle Knox.

  • Quartermaster

    People who do that are H8erz and such.

  • Guest

    I have a stalking barnacle as a result of suggesting that women don’t get falling down drunk in public. It leaves them venerable to rape

    Truth is the new hate is right

  • Jeanette Victoria

    That common sense suggestion annoyed my twitter barnacle @NicoleBonnet1 so much she has been cyber-harassing me ever since.

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