An anti-feminist influencer has sparked outrage online after arguing that divorce should be illegal and women shouldn’t have the right to vote.
Hannah Pearl Davis, who is known online as Pearl, has more than 1.52 million subscribers to her controversial YouTube channel, where she touts her conservative and misogynistic viewpoints.
The 26-year-old content creator saw a spike in popularity this year after the arrest of misogynist influencer Andrew Tate, with whom she shares a number of controversial opinions.
Davis defended her beliefs during her recent sit-down interview with Ethan Klein on his H3 Podcast, saying ‘we should have policies that push family.’
YouTuber Pearl Davis, 26, defended her anti-feminist views during her recent sit-down interview with Ethan Klein on his H3 Podcast
Davis baffled the Klein when she claimed divorce should be illegal. ‘I just think that if you want to leave, you just shouldn’t get married,’ she argued
‘I think feminism overall was a bad thing. I think women are happier when we have a family and kids over a career in the long run,’ she explained.
Davis claimed that children from single-mother households are more likely to drop out of school, go to prison, and have mental health issues.
She argued that in order to keep families together, we have to ‘get rid of incentives that incentivize women to leave’ their marriages, such as child support and alimony.
‘I think we should ban divorce too. Yeah, I think that should be banned,’ she said.
Klein tried to get her to acknowledge that it would be ‘silly’ to make divorce illegal, but she doubled down on her stance.
‘I just think that if you want to leave, you just shouldn’t get married,’ she told the host. ‘So, that’s just my opinion.’
Davis finally acquiesced that there should be an exception to her divorce ban in the case of domestic violence, but only if the marriages are ‘one-sided physically abusive.’
‘I just think that the goal should be to keep families together, and the goal should be to work through it,’ she said.
Davis finally acquiesced that there should be an exception to her divorce ban in the case of domestic violence, but only if the marriages are ‘one-sided physically abusive’
Klein pushed Davis further, asking how she would prove physical abuse to allow this exception, and she said the alleged abuser should be taken to criminal court.
‘So only if your significant other is tried criminally are you allowed to leave the relationship? Tried and found guilty criminally?’ he asked.
‘Yes,’ she replied, adding that people who are willing to get a divorce shouldn’t get married in the first place.
‘I just say, stay out of marriage,” she said. ‘Marriage is supposed to be for better for worse, in sickness and in health, and for richer or for poorer. It’s not supposed to be, you know, when I feel like leaving.’
Davis claimed that the ‘majority’ of divorces occur when ‘the girl feels like leaving,’ which Klein noted is ‘just not true.’
According to one study, 75 percent of divorced individuals who were surveyed cited lack of commitment as their reason for divorce. Sixty percent blamed infidelity, while nearly 25 percent said their marriages ended due to domestic violence.
‘What is marriage if you can get divorced over damn-near anything?’ Davis asked. ‘It’s not marriage anymore. It’s something else.’
The influencer later stated that women shouldn’t have the right to vote because they aren’t registered for the draft.
Davis also stated that women shouldn’t have the right to vote in the U.S. because they don’t have to register for the draft
Many viewers slammed Davis in the comments, saying she is a hypocrite, ill-informed, and a ‘grifter.’ Some also accused her of making outlandish statements for attention
‘I think that feminism wants equality when it benefits us and not actual equality,’ she said, insisting she would rather give up her right to vote than be drafted.
Klein pointed out that the U.S. military hasn’t had a draft since 1973 and Davis also thinks having women in the army would weaken it, so her argument is moot.
‘If feminists want the right to vote, right, then it should come with the draft… Where are the feminists fighting for equality in this situation?’ she hit back.
Klein added that a number of feminists want the draft abolished, saying, ‘That’s equality isn’t it?’
‘I’ve never heard them talk about that, but OK,’ she said.
Many viewers slammed Davis in the comments, saying she is a hypocrite, ill-informed, and a ‘grifter.’
‘Why doesn’t she live by her own example? Why is she out of the kitchen without a man? Why does she have a job as a content creator?’ one person asked.
Davis has more than 1.52 million subscribers to her controversial YouTube channel, where she touts her conservative and misogynistic viewpoints
Earlier this year, Davis told Insider that she considers herself an advocate for men – not a misogynist. ‘I don’t hate women,’ she said
‘Is this a joke? I cannot believe this woman is serious. I’m flabbergasted,’ someone else added.
‘So she preaches that women should focus more on marriage and kids over careers yet she herself is focused on her career while being single with no kids. Why is it OK for her but wrong for other women?’ another griped.
A number of people also accused her of faking her extreme views for attention, an assertion she has denied in the past.
‘I understand why she does what she does, money. What I don’t understand is the people who watch her and agree,’ one critic shared.
‘Pear is seriously a buzzword generator and nothing more,’ someone else insisted. ‘She has no idea what she’s talking about.’
Earlier this year, Davis told Insider that she considers herself an advocate for men — not a misogynist.
‘I don’t hate women,’ she said.