Gender And The Cancel Culture

There are plenty of women who are fervently against cancel culture and extreme political correctness and there are plenty of men who embrace them with gusto (I count examples of both among my Facebook friends). However, I wonder if the increased use of shaming to control situations is the result of the increased influence women now have in the public sphere. In fact, I would go as far as to claim that, in the U.K., there are now more female influencers in the liberal left camp than there are men and that these women are more aggressive than their male counterparts in their commentary on society.

Shaming someone into compliance rather than slugging them in the face, seems to me to be the preference of women. My mother certainly used it as a way to control my behaviour when I was a kid, whilst my father's input regarding my disciplining was far more crude and direct.

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