August 22, 2018

PURITAN NATION:

Researchers Identify Most Sexist Places in America; N.H., Vt. Among Least (Christopher Ingraham, 8/21/18, The Washington Post)

Prevalence of sexist attitudes is highest in Arkansas, followed by Utah, Alabama, West Virginia and Tennessee. On the flip side, New Hampshire residents demonstrate the lowest levels of sexism, followed by Alaska, Wyoming, Vermont and Connecticut.

It's tempting to explain away these differences as a function of say, political beliefs: Is this just a measure of conservative attitudes toward gender and family?

A closer look reveals this is not the case. Some of the least sexist states, such as Wyoming and Alaska, also tend to be the most reliably Republican in presidential elections. On the other hand, some Democratic strongholds, such as Illinois and New York, end up in the middle of the pack.

Not much room for sexism when the women are hard as the granite.

Posted by at August 22, 2018 4:28 AM

  

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