18 percent think Feminism is bad
Generation Z are often thought of as the “woke” generation, attacked by the likes of Piers Morgan as “snowflakes” for being obsessed with gender pronouns, political correctness and climate change.
But a new annual report into attitudes and expectations among the 16 to 24-year-old community, from equality charity HOPE not hate, suggests “Gen Z” is divided in its views and priorities — and not necessarily as right-on as presumed.
The wide-ranging report, which ran in-depth surveys with over 2,000 young people, found that more than half of the young men surveyed believe “feminism has gone too far and makes it harder for men to succeed”.
Nearly 18 percent (One in Five) of those surveyed said that they held a “negative view of feminists”, and 16 per cent admitted that they believed feminism had no role to play in society in 2020.
A total of 23 per cent of the young men polled said they disagreed with the statement that it is “more dangerous to be a woman than a man in society”.
The report, which includes a forward from Britain’s youngest MP, Labour’s 23-year-old Nadia Whittome, makes a number recommendations, such as making tackling sexism and misogyny in schools and colleges a policy priority.
Leni Morris, Chief Executive of LGBT+ anti-violence charity, wrote in the report that it “provides a vital snapshot of the views of young people in the UK today”, and that the charity was “disappointed” to see so many young men saying feminism has gone too far.
New Report Shocked Women’s rights activists
Women’s rights activists responded with shock and sadness on social media.
Sophie Walker, a founder of the Women’s Equality Party UK, wrote on the platform: “What a waste of young male energy. What an indictment of the politics of division. We can bake a bigger pie. Not fight over the crumbs.”Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in