A recent YouGov survey asked respondents whether male or female elected officials are better on thirteen different attributes of political leadership. The attributes followed by which sex is perceived to excel more at each of them among respondents who gave an edge to one sex or the other:
Handling immigration — Women
Working under pressure — Even
Maintaining civility and respect — Women
Handling economic conditions — Women
Working out compromises — Women
Standing up for what they believe in — Women
National security — Men
Creating a safe workplace — Women
Persuasion — Women
Compassion and empathy — Women
Serving as role models for children — Women
Dealing with the budget deficit — Women
Ethics and honesty — Women
The differences and some cross-tabs will come in a subsequent post, but this doesn’t look like patriarchy to me!
Channeling my inner Gibbon (or gibbon, mileage will vary), Christianity : Rome’s fall as Wokeness : America’s collapse? That analogy is at best strained. After all, Christianity flourished centuries into the future and without interruption in the east. My bet is that Wokeness, on the other hand, will not because it literally cannot–anymore than a fire can continue burning when all that is left of the log is char and ash.