Reposted for convenience. I posted this for the last paragraph, talking about incel culture. Our greates time on braincels is over yet they still talk about a "rise in incel culture". Lmao Journalists, why even include this section? Completely irrelevant, but nevertheless wrong.
Men under 30 are less accepting of women's rights than their older counterparts, a new study suggests.
The EU-wide study suggests that while Western democracies have become increasingly gender-equal over the past decades, there is a more recent "backlash against gender equality in the form of rising modern sexism".
Furthermore, young men are more likely to see women's progress at their expense and the trend is most prominent in areas with high unemployment and less trust in institutions, according to the findings.
Researchers from the Department of Political Science at Sweden's Gothenburg University, found that young men see themselves as being in competition with women and are therefore more likely to vote in favour of right-wing, anti-feminist political candidates.
Gefjon Off, a PhD student, who worked on the research, said: "Some people believe that increased gender equality only benefits women and do not see the benefits for society as a whole.
"Some research suggests that this feeling of injustice can even motivate citizens to vote for right-wing radical parties who are against feminism and sexual freedom."
Impact on political attitudes and voting behaviour
Previous research has shown how a perceived sense of injustice and competition between men and women affects political attitudes and voting behaviour.
The current study, published in the journal Frontiers in Political Science, surveyed 32,469 people across the EU's 27 countries.
Respondents were asked to state to what extent they agree with the statement that promoting women's and girl's rights has gone too far because it threatens men's and boys' opportunities.
"The results show that young men aged 18 to 29 most often agree with this statement in our survey," Ms Off added.
"The older the men are, the less they agree with this statement. Some women agree with the statement, but to a far lesser extent than men of all ages.
"The results contradict previous research claiming that the older generation are the ones who are the most conservative and opposed to advances in women's rights."
Ms Off added: "Possibly, young men who believe that women are outcompeting them in the labour market experience advances in women's rights as unjust and a threat.
"We need to get better at communicating the benefits of gender equality. Fathers get to spend more time with their children and the burden of being the family's breadwinner is lightened when mothers in families also advance in their careers."
Slovak men oppose advances in women's rights
The survey also found that Slovakia is the EU country in the study where the highest proportion of young men are opposed to advances in women's rights. In some regions there, unemployment has risen by as much as 1.1 per cent in the last two years.
The study also shows the inverse situation. In regions such as northern Italy where unemployment has fallen and where social institutions are perceived as reasonably impartial, young men are less resistant to advances in women's rights.
In Sweden, the largest proportion of young men who agree with the survey statement that advances in women's rights threaten men's and boys' opportunities live in regions where unemployment has risen in the last two years.
Professor Nicholas Charron, who also worked on the study, said: "More than other EU citizens, Slovaks think that their own country's public institutions are not impartial, that is, that their social institutions favour certain groups of people."
He added: "The gap between young women's and young men's views on advancing women's rights is great in Sweden, among the top 10 in the EU according to our measurements."
The fact that young men stand out in this context may be due to their position on the labour market. At a young age they may not yet have a stable job, or they may not have progressed as far in their careers as older men.
The rise of 'incel culture'
This study comes amid the global rise of "incel" culture, referring to "involuntarily celibates" who discuss their resentment and hatred of women, and are often unable to get a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one.
Last year, 22-year-old Jake Davison shot and killed five people in Plymouth, before turning the gun on himself. He was interested in incel culture and considered them as "people similar to me".
More recently, Andrew Tate, the controversial influencer, whose videos have been banned and condemned for extreme misogyny, has been associated with fuelling the internet phenomenon.