Do Feminists like to bitch? Why yes, they do. Here might some of the reason why.
I am reading an excellent analysis of PC behavior by Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, entitled How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too. She says that biology drives PC behavior
Biology drives lots of stuff. Even if lefties don’t believe it. So who is anti-science?
I looked for answers that fit reality as I’d lived it. My search led to amazing research on the social behavior of animals. This showed me that political correctness is biological. The brain chemicals that make us feel good are inherited from earlier mammals. They reward us for behaviors that promote survival in the state of nature. Political correctness stimulates your reward chemicals in primal ways.
When one does not really need to be concerned with survival and one is bored, what is left? Cheap dopamine hits.
I’m not saying we’re hard-wired. On the contrary, our neurons are not connected at birth. We connect them from life experience, and these connections make us who we are. Early experience wires you to expect rewards and pain in ways that happened before. Political correctness wires you to expect rewards and pain in specific ways. It’s hard to re-wire yourself after the neuroplasticity of youth, which is why people cling to political correctness even when they see its flaws.
I finally ripped off the PC goggles and looked at the world without them. You can say I haven’t escaped political correctness because it’s still there. But I have stopped filtering reality through the lens built by the gatekeepers of political correctness. I have learned to focus on the pleasure of my own choices instead of on solidarity with suffering. You can rip off the PC goggles and enjoy your own choices too. You’ll be glad you did!
Yes, there is a satisfaction in being correct. Often the correct answer is depressing, but it is still correct.
So when people act in politically correct ways, as mammals, their brains are stimulated with “happy chemicals” such as oxytocin or dopamine: “mamamals seek safety in numbers because the brain rewards it with oxytocin” … “The joy of dopamine is released when you approach a reward”…”Political correctness promises new rewards, and shames you for seeking rewards in other ways.”
I was always gratified when I figured something out. Perhaps that is where I got my dopamine hits. They probably came slower that the finding something to rage at scheme. Moreover they take much more work to attain, but the results are earned and the output is a better model of reality. Gratifying indeed.
However these days, encouraging the one, two, three, four or five minute hate is the sanctioned way. It all seems rather pathetic.