May 09, 2019

5 reasons it sucks to be a Millennial female conservative

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

Being a female, millennial and conservative all at the same time has taught me some harsh truths.

It doesn't take much to be on the outs with other women my age.

For example, I think internet dating apps that treat potential mates as if we're browsing for socks on Amazon is dehumanizing. 

I'm not the first to lose friends over Trump, but going to a liberal arts college in today's political climate can cause a stir.

So here are my top five reasons why holding a few traditional values can really make modern life suck.

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commented 2019-05-13 14:47:38 -0400
Bruce very true . Real news never makes the news . I can’t believe how many times I hear I don’t want to talk politics . Most people couldn’t name the good the bad and the ugly in politics in Canada let a lone the USA .
commented 2019-05-11 02:32:26 -0400
Honestly, being a millennial conservative guy is way worse than being a woman. Try being rejected again and again by women who are biologically attracted to alpha males, a role that you cannot fill because your parents gave you soy milk as an adolescent which permanently stunted your masculinity. The dating pool for conservative guys is even smaller than it is for conservative women since it is well known that women are far more politically left-wing, even among millennials. When you finally do find a somewhat compatible woman, guess what, she treats you horribly because she grew up in a broken family where the father was a dead-beat dad and she now has a psychological distrust towards all men.
commented 2019-05-10 23:12:24 -0400
I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and made arrangements accordingly; made sure hubby could balance the cheque book and knew what bills to pay; made sure as delivery approached that most of the debt was paid off so we could live on one income.

Guess what? I was simply not cut out to stay at home. I was miserable! I was so disappointed because I was so unhappy. I envied moms who could stay at home and enjoy it; I did not. Perhaps having no support played a part? I don’t know. We moved from Manitoba to Ontario when the baby was 3 months old and I didn’t know a soul.

However, I did everything in my power to ensure that my son was well looked after by people who really cared about him. It was healthier for both of us that I went to work; I wasn’t as angry or frustrated as I was until I found new employment. My husband was in the military and was away 9 months of the year so he couldn’t always be there when I needed him.

Lesson learned: Not everyone can stay at home.

In fact today, I am home on medical leave due to a broken leg and I would go absolutely nuts if my office didn’t send work home for me to do. It’s the way I’m wired.
commented 2019-05-10 22:59:59 -0400
I LOVE JESSICA! She is someone who has her own ideas and doesn’t care if other don’t agree with her! While it may be difficult losing friends who need to go to their ‘safe spaces’ cuz they don’t agree with her, I give her credit for her integrity and stamina. Go Jessica Go!
commented 2019-05-10 15:19:49 -0400
Jessica : It is important that I see some rational thinking in young people such as yourself.It is very uncommon today……but I do not believe that this lack of rational thinking is by accident….rather,it is by design and the agenda(s) of numerous groups and forces in the world today.
I recall from a high school English class over 5 decades ago that my teacher’s topic that day was “the new morality” ….which was a common buzzword/phrase at that time.(although buzzword was not…). He was asking various students for input regarding this hot issue and getting various hippie-type feedback which boiled down to “old people bad….young people good”.
When he called on me,(I was not known for raising my hand and volunteering information) I simply stated (what seemed obvious to me) that there was no “new morality”….there were just ….. morals and either you had some and incorporated them into your lifestyle……or you had none and didn’t. (It turned out that was the answer he was looking for…)
We have always been a one-income family.My wife (who had worked in industry prior to our marriage ) wanted to be at home…raise our children ….and create a tight family environment.I was in complete agreement with this,not just because it was what she wanted,but I felt that it would make a stronger family unit.Each of us had different strengths and if we pooled our strengths,the result would be far superior.Contrary to opinion then (and now) about being “just a mother and/or housewife”…I believe her choice of career(yes,career) was very demanding and not for the faint of heart.I also believe the fruits of our labour (our children and grandchildren) represent far more accomplishment and genuine joy than many other “careers” can or do.
Family is not for everyone,nor should it be.As a species,we need the full spectrum of human capabilities, interests and abilities to continue on our human voyage.However,the relentless attacks and attempted degradation of this and other “conventional”,“old-fashioned” or “conservative” values and lifestyles will lead to our destruction as a species.
You are on the right track…..stay the course.
commented 2019-05-09 23:36:11 -0400
lol, love it! I don’t consider myself a millennial however apparently I just fall into that timeframe… regardless, I’m sure I could do a top 5 for me but who wants to hear a guy complain? :P
commented 2019-05-09 20:06:27 -0400
I realize that you probably weren’t even born yet, but young adults in the 80’s and 90’s were meeting people in bars and one night stands existed back then as well. This isn’t some new thing.

Hell it’s why the teen sex comedy movie genre existed back then. People weren’t looking to get married – they were looking to have a good time first and then find the one.
commented 2019-05-09 19:45:44 -0400
I have the same problems and I’m an OWG. People think I wear a tin foil hat when I tell them what I learn from The Rebel and other free media. Let’s keep on telling folks the truth so it’ll soon become accepted by all but the most deluded twits.
commented 2019-05-09 17:19:21 -0400
Good job Jessica stay the course that you are on,sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders,the millenial generation needs more people like you. Continue to inspire and never give up!!!
commented 2019-05-09 17:18:11 -0400
Jessica, your generation is really no different from my Daughter’s, and mine before her. And my Parents before me. Same old stuff, just with a few new technological/often negative advances… Men are Men, and Women are Women.. And that will never change.. Choose your own path, and stick to it.. You cannot lose by doing so.. True friends are few and far between.. They come and go, and in time show themselves as evil or good. Now in my 60’s, I’ve come to understand that I can depend on just a very few… And, eliminating ones self of the Toxic People in your life is truly the best thing that can happen to you.. Never let others hold you back.. Look after yourself, and your own. Clearly, you are going to do well.. And when the time is right, get a Puppy (and a Kitten)… They will give you more than you could ever imagine..:)