A different kind of identity politics.
The Survey Center on American Life has a new survey, “The Growing Gender Divide in American Life”.
-Republican men are far more likely than Democratic men to identify as traditionally masculine. A majority (54 percent) of Republican men say they are very manly or masculine, compared to one-third (33 percent) of Democratic men. Notably, women across the political spectrum are roughly as likely to identify as feminine. Roughly four in 10 Democratic women (42 percent) and Republican women (39 percent) say they are traditionally feminine.
There’s a moral to that story which is that at least adult women, unlike teenage girls, handle the political paradoxes of gender better.
And, unsurprisingly, conservatives are more likely to value traditional manly virtues than the party fighting for the rights of men to use the ladies’ room.
White men are less likely to see themselves as very manly compared to Black and Hispanic men. Only 36 percent of White men would describe themselves as very masculine. A majority of Black men (55 percent) and Hispanic men (52 percent) say they are very manly or masculine.
So Republican men are on par with minority men in viewing themselves as masculine.
No wonder the party has made inroads with Hispanic and even black men.