Not a surprise.
Critical race theory and resistance fever, like the coronavirus, has clear infection vectors. And the infected tended to be urban and suburban leftist white women. Not everyone fits that category, but they seem to have the greatest need to join political cults.
As religiosity collapses in America, something the latest surveys show is true across the board, even among Republicans, people become more likely to join political cults to find purpose and meaning. And a sense of tribal identity. Women have a greater affinity for religion (in more secular communities, churches and temples tend to be more female than male) and more of a need for social ties.
When a society collapses, men are more likely to go off on their own or become isolated, while women try to keep things together. But keeping things together can mean joining poisonous political cults that program their members to believe horrible things and hate other people.
And that’s how you end up with the woke mean girls effect from this American Enterprise Institute survey.
Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans are to report having ended a friendship over a political disagreement (20 percent vs. 10 percent). Political liberals are also far more likely than conservatives are to say they are no longer friends with someone due to political differences (28 percent vs. 10 percent, respectively). No group is more likely to end a friendship over politics than liberal women are; 33 percent say they stopped being friends with someone because of their politics.
None of these numbers are especially surprising.
Conservatives are no more likely to end friendships over politics than Republicans. But increasing radicalism leftward makes busted friendships more likely.
And, anecdotally, I am more likely to hear about broken friendships and family relationships over politics from conservative women.