Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Republicans: White Males are on the Bottom of the Totem Pole

In hierarchies, people at the top expect so much more that when they lose a little, it feels like they are losing a lot. Also, they feel that people in lower groups deserve so little, that when lower groups get a little more, it is going overboard.

In a poll, Republican men were the only ones who think that it is a better time to be a woman than a man. 82% of women said sexism is a problem in today's society, and 41% said that they had felt unequal because of gender. Meanwhile, men underestimated the sexism that women experience in their lives.

Just over half of Republican men thought it a good time to be a woman while only 41 percent thought it was a good time to be a man. Here is a quote from one Dennis Halaszynski:

"It's easier being a woman today than it is a man. The white man is low person on the totem pole. Everyone else is above the white man."

Looking at who the Trump/Pence administration is appointing doesn't appear to back that up, including Trump/Pence themselves. White males everywhere, including Congress, in much bigger proportion than their part of the population.