Hi, I’m Suzanne Venker — an author and social critic. I help women who put family first navigate a culture that undermines their joy and success by selling false narratives about men, marriage and motherhood.
In 1960, women reported themselves happier, on average, than did men. Today this gender gap has reversed: male happiness has gone up, and female happiness has declined. This is true both in America and in the U.K.
But wait, wasn’t feminism supposed to liberate women and thus make them happier?
That was the idea, but it backfired. Rather than simply encourage women to expand their horizons, feminists groomed women to reject their femininity and to be resentful of men and marriage.
The result is a nation of bitter, overworked, divorced, and infertile women.
If you want to be happy, you must change the paradigm you’ve been taught to embrace. A paradigm is the lens by which you view the world and the people in it. It’s the attitude you’ve been conditioned to carry with you, which in turn governs your choices and behavior. If the paradigm is flawed, your life will be flawed too.