Another linguistic shift that seems to have occurred just after the decline of feminism and associated ideologies is an increase in talking about being lonely.
Talking about cause here is difficult. Did a decrease in feminism cause an increase in loneliness? Hardly – there’s no connection at any other point between the charts, nor is there any reason to think that there should be. Rather, I think we have to say that we are entering a new era, where having admitted to the failure of the grand projects originating in the 1960s, we honestly take stock of where we are. Admitting how lonely these very same grand projects have made us is a start.