In addition to repeatedly pointing out how gun grabbing is a geezer’s game rather than child’s play, another hobby horse is drawing attention to the fact that women are more pro-life and less pro-choice than men are*. In 2018, the GSS asked for the first time about the moral dimension of abortion. Among women with a firm opinion, most think abortion is immoral. Among men with a firm opinion, most do not think it immoral:
Given that women are generally more left-leaning than men are, this is all the more remarkable. Do not be fooled into thinking pussyhats are representative. NAWALT! Really, most women aren’t.
According to the GSS, though, most women (53% of them) who do not think abortion is immoral report experiencing poor mental health over the last month, while the majority of women (also 53% of them) who think abortion is immoral report no mental health issues. Empirically investigating stereotypes is our raison d’etre, don’t forget!
GSS variables used: ABMORAL, SEX, MNTLHLTH(0)(1-30)
* This trend is not as pronounced as the relationship between age and support for gun grabbing is, and some polls find women to be modestly more pro-choice or no less pro-choice than men. To pretend that the issue breaks along gender lines though, as the corporate media so often does, is blatantly dishonest.