Originally posted on Unmasking Feminism:
Today’s college students thinks they are one heck of a special lot. The entitlement mentality is stronger than ever before. This isn’t all that surprising and I probably wouldn’t even be writing about it, except this section from the linked article caught my eye:
‘What’s really become prevalent over the last two decades is the idea that being highly self-confident – loving yourself, believing in yourself – is the key to success,’ Twenge said. ‘Now the interesting thing about that belief is it’s widely held, it’s very deeply held, and it’s also untrue.’
This. This. This! This is the heart of the feminist, liberated woman message and its untrue. The measure of a liberated life being “highly self-confident – loving yourself, believing in yourself”. The question that is never asked though is how did this message get so prevalent and where did it come from? The unspoken thinking is that we as a culture just “found ourselves there” much in the same way a single mom finds herself pregnant for the fourth time with a bad guy “finds herself there”.