Republican Men Think Women Have It Better Than Them

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Most Americans believe in gender equality, but not everyone considers how sexism affects girls particularly Republican men, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Republican men, who make up 12 percent of the population, repeatedly depicted a lack of awareness of sexisms pervasiveness ,according to a poll for non-partisan research firm PerryUndems report, State of the Union on Gender Equality, Sexism and Womens Rights .More than half of GOP men said its a good time to be a woman, while only 41 percent said its a good time to be a man.

Its easier being a woman today than it is a man, Dennis Halaszynski, 81, told The New York Times. Everybody else is above the white man. Everything in general is in favor of a woman. Halaszynski said he voted for Donald Trump in the election.

The survey looks at attitudes toward gender-equality issues, policies that address womens rights, and President-elect Trumps sexist remarks. Nearly two-thirds of Republican men said girls have equal financial security or better, and about 40 percent believed females have reached full equality.

Research overwhelmingly sees the opposite. Women work more hoursthan humen, but are paid less; are less likely to hold top positions in business and politics; and are disproportionately affected by policies on paid parental leave and sick leave.

The survey of 1,300 adults in December was conducted online and by phone through the National Opinion Research CentersAmerispeak panelat the University of Chicago.

Equality for women is a clear value held by most of the U.S. population even if some of us still hold sexist faiths, research reports says.

The survey find Republican humen also were more likely than the population at large to dismiss the importance of womens-rights issues.

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Overall, humen appeared less likely to see sexism in their personal lives. Among all married humen, 30 percentage said their spouses had been touched inappropriately by a human, while 49 percentage of married females said they had such an experience.

Republican females echoed some of the views of the GOP men. Thirty percent of Republican men and women said men generally make better political leaders. Republican women were less likely than other women to say that they had experienced sexism, or that sexism is a major issue for the country.

Sexism was a often topic during the presidential campaign, as Trump stimulated sexist statements and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton faced assaults based on her gender. More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual assault, which he denies.

In October, a 2005 Access Hollywood recording surfaced in which Trump braggings about kis and groping women without permission.The commentaries is commonly denounced. Trump and some advocates rejected the recording as locker room banter.

More than nine in ten survey respondents said the comments were unacceptable. Man were less likely to say they were personally upsetting, or that they described sexual assault.

A large majority of both men and women across the political spectrum told the pollsters they want legislators to work on policies that will help women, including equal pay, affordable child care, access to family planning, protecting abortion their entitlements and preserving funding for Planned Parenthood. The same is mostly true for Republican men, though fewer supported funding for abortion and Planned Parenthood.

House Speaker Paul Ryan( R-Wis .) has said he wants to strip monies from Planned Parenthood as part of Congress schemed Obamacare repeal legislation, which also would cut birth-control coverage. Trump has offered conflicting views on abortion rights.

Republican leadership in Congress is out of step with the vast majority of voters on women rights issues, the report notes.

The report includes some encouragement for people concerned about women rights under Trump.As a result of Trumps election win, 43 percent of adults said they are teaching children about consent and sexual assault issues, 32 percent felt less tolerant of sexism in their own lives, and 23 percentage were thinking about how to help more girls win political office.

Two-thirds of the population said the election result has induced them do something differently, whether sexism-related or otherwise. The biggest predictor that a person is taking action is that they are upset by Trumps comments and behavior toward women, according to the report.

The more the President-elect stimulates derogatory remarks about girls, the more likely his unfavorability will increase and cement and the more likely men and women will take action, research reports says. An easy style to help repair the damage, in terms of the public and his constituents, would be to take action working on moving womens rights and equality forward.

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