BELIEF IN THE GENERAL DESTINY
In sociology there is such concept “Belief in linked fate” – Belief in the general destiny.
People tie the personal destiny to the fate of the group. But in very different degree.
It is possible to rank itself as a certain group on a set of characteristics, but the main: race / nationality, floor, social status.
Traditionally, this concept was used for studying racial integration: the African Americans were asked in what measure their situation and success in life is defined by the collective status of the African Americans. Dispersion of answers from it is completely connected to not connected at all.
Many sociologists and economists try to explain the political split happening in America (and everywhere in the world, it is just not so evident) in recent years. And belief in linked fateochen is relevant.
How you think, someone is the main driving force of Liberal Left?
Liberal Left is a part of Democratic party, and the most noisy part. Now only the deaf does not know about their initiatives. We already discussed them more than once. All these black lives; quotas and privileges for the disadvantaged; militant LGBT; demolitions of monuments to builders of the empire; MeToo; body positivity; toxic patriarchy; and other nonsense slogans.
And so, the engine of this ideology are unmarried women. Surprisingly, truth?
And rapid raising of this political group is explained by the fact that a) more and more women in general vote; b) more and more women remain lonely.
Polls of the American women show huge dispersion in Belief in linked fate, belief in the general destiny. Lonely women massively tie the destiny to position of women in general; and the married – on the contrary. Therefore the first vote for left, and the second for right.
It is interesting that the divorced women vote the same as lonely, and widows – the same as the married. That is matters not only the actual marital status, but also the reasons of this situation. As it is logical, huh?
Unmarried women feel as a part of ‘Women’ and care for the interests of this group in general. The married associates themselves with other group: ‘Family’, are also attached to men more, than to other women.
From here the full discrepancy of interests of the first and second groups follows: both economic, and social, and cultural.
It is amusing that liberal views of women are unstable, and become more traditional if the woman marries and gives birth to children in marriage. Is even ponyatiyemarriage-related traditionalising of women’s attitudes and values.