No, this isn’t new, but it’s social location is important. This is the foundation of all the Trump outrage from the left. Trump is not new. His dim and offensive ideas are not new, but they are being tweeted by the POTUS. THAT’s the source of the outrage of the left.
I think these ideas are bad and will soon pass away, but they will take possibly a decade of some women’s lives until they work them through. If a man loses his 20s he’s lost a decade. If a woman loses her 20s she’s probably lost her shot at a biological family. That is a big price to pay and a generation of women are right now in danger of losing it. These women will have decades to morn the loss of a biological window they will never get back. This will change our society for the next hundred years.
If progressives are nervous about birth rate right now (religious conservatives are reproducing, not progressives), and they should be, wait for the generation of women who were sold a bill of progressive goods in their 20s at university. That wave of angry conservatism is the sort of thing that ends democracies and liberties. American culture is self-destructing but not in the linear way that both progressives and conservatives now fear. It is the backlash that really changes the world, and we are currently with gender and race setting up a tsunami. pvk