Expert Says Happiest Women Are Single And Childless. Really?    

  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : May 31, 2019

Ladies, get out of the kitchen and burn those bras! That is the cliché message for feminists to celebrate, but in 2019 the message being screamed is to not get married and not have children.

The Guardian published a story on Saturday, May 25 entitled, “Women are Happier Without Children or a Spouse, Says Happiness Expert.” Behavioral scientist Paul Dolan claims in his research at the London School of Economics, that traditional markers of marriage and raising children in determining happiness is no longer true for women. And that means that women should not get married and not reproduce.

“Married people are happier than other population subgroups, but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: f***ing miserable,” Dolan said during a speaking engagement during the weekend. “We do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if you’re a man, you should probably get married; if you’re a woman, don’t bother.”

In dissecting that entire montage of words, the reader is left with questions such as, if the men are to get married, to whom are they marrying? And how will the world’s population continue if women are to not have children?

Dolan recently released his book Happy Ever After, and within the pages purports to help readers find a life worth living by “freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life.” But that perfect life, by Dolan’s claims, results in women being alone. However, being married is of great benefit to men. He states that married men tend to calm down, take less risks, earn more money at work, and live longer.

And that means, as we have been told over and over, ladies, it is all the fault of the patriarchy. It is yet another instance of men holding us women down, supposedly. But according to Dolan’s argument, then the women who should be happiest in life are those who are unmarried and childless. Yet, time and time again, it is these same women who claim to be victims, placing the blame of life’s woes squarely on the shoulders of men.

Just one week prior, on Saturday, May 18, The New York Times, published in its op-ed section a story arguing that married women can be happy, and in fact, the happiest married women are those who are religious conservatives. That was the result of research published in the World Family Map 2019 edition, from within an essay entitled, “The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?”

The research claims that “highly religious relationships are about 50% more likely to report that they are strongly satisfied with their sexual relationship than their secular and less religious counterparts.”

That sounds like a glowing endorsement for a happy life, so one could logically assume that Dolan would be in favor. However, this cuts against the grain of the previous narrative and does so because there are two clashing worldviews at play. The age-old worldview debate finds our society’s greatest cultural earthquakes on the fault lines. On one side of the divide is that group of conservative and religious women, who reside in a still predominantly Christian America. On the other side are the women who choose themselves with a progressive, self-satisfying, and materialist perspective on life.

The simple truth is that it should not be easier to cross the southern border into the United States than it is to be born into this country. The left thinks everyone must be allowed into this country except for those coming through the birth canal. What they do not understand is that keeping people out of a country is justified. Killing babies is not.

With so many contradictory studies and explanations as to who is happiest, the only conclusive evidence for anything is that we can find the answer we want wherever we want it. It is all a matter of perspective and ultimately which side of the fault line we lie. Answering that question will help guide the individual in achieving happiness.

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