Parenting and Politics – Fascist Father and Commie Mommy

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How much does evolutionary psychology influence political extremism?

There is an argument to be made that there are many parallels between fatherhood and fascism, and motherhood and communism.

First, let’s think about the similarities between fatherhood and fascism. Fatherhood is characterized by a few things.

  1. Protect the family
  2. Maintain the status quo
  3. Provide leadership

Fascism is similar in it’s thinking, though it’s an extreme iteration. The thought process remains the same. The same can be said of communism and motherhood. Let’s look at some similarities there.

  1. Everyone getting enough
  2. Change the status quo
  3. Equality

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