The Problem with ‘Strict Father’ Values

I understand social conservative’s outlook, but I don’t condone them

Elle Beau ❇︎
Inside of Elle Beau

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On April 19, 2024, I re-published a story I’d originally written during the last election cycle. It was intended to help people understand the other side of the political spectrum — at least as far as what felt important and even moral to them. Core conservative values often don’t make much sense to those with core liberal ones, and vice versa. The following essay seeks to clear some of that up.

While the piece was intended to present two differing points of view without a lot of judgment, understanding where someone else is coming from and why it makes sense to them is different from saying that point of view is equally valid.

Today, I’m going to go into more depth about why a lot of core conservative social values aren’t good for children or for society as a whole. This doesn’t address the fiscal aspect, but merely how embracing “Strict Father Morality” actually causes a lot of problems in our society. For more about the reasoning behind these…

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Elle Beau ❇︎
Inside of Elle Beau

Social scientist dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. "Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge." ~ Carl Jung