Bummer: People Hate Envirowackos And Feminists

This is the conclusion of an actual study

(Salon) Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They don’t want to be associated with environmentalists.

That’s the conclusion of troubling new research from Canada, which similarly finds support for feminist goals is hampered by a dislike of feminists.

Sadly, the envirowackos cause all legit environmentalists to be lumped together. And despised.

In one (study), the participants—228 Americans recruited via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk—described both varieties of activists in “overwhelmingly negative” terms. The most frequently mentioned traits describing “typical feminists” included “man-hating” and “unhygienic;” for “typical environmentalists,” they included “tree-hugger” and “hippie.”

Not all environmentalists are hippies and tree-huggers. I’m not. I like clean air, water, and land. I like trees. The wackos cause a negative stereotype of all.

The results of three additional studies suggested this aversion to perceived stereotypical behavior impacts people’s behavior. In one of them, 140 Americans (again recruited via Mechanical Turk) read an article about climate change and “the need for individuals to adopt sustainable lifestyles.”

“Climate change” is not about the environment, and these wackos have further eroded belief in environmentalism. Thanks, wackos!

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2 Responses to “Bummer: People Hate Envirowackos And Feminists”

  1. Kevin says:

    “Bummer: People Hate Envirowackos And Feminists”

    Let’s not forget vegans. And of course, hippies.

  2. blick says:

    Gee maybe its because everybody dislikes busybodies and hypocrits. If enviro-control freaks would lead by example and stop preaching at the rest of us, maybe they would be heard.

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