This week, anti-feminist creator Pearl Davis sparked controversy on the H3 show as she restated her most divisive opinions. Davis, known for her YouTube channel with 1.5 million subscribers, expressed her belief that divorce should be prohibited and that women should not have the right to vote.
Her statements have attracted attention, representing a significant but controversial viewpoint in today’s society. In her discussions with host Ethan Klein, Davis argued against modern feminism and advocated for traditional gender roles. Her statements have raised questions about her sincerity and the impact of her rhetoric on gender relations.
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This week on the H3 show, anti-feminist creator Pearl Davis reiterated many of her most divisive opinions. She expressed her belief that divorce should be prohibited and that women shouldn’t be allowed to vote for the host, YouTuber Ethan Klein.
Pearl has gained notoriety in the past year and speaks for a sizable and vital group of people who think women have too many rights and males need to be more forceful.
In her introduction, Davis stated that staying home with children made women happier and believed feminism “overall is a bad thing.”
“I think we should have policies that push family,” she said. “I think women are happier when we have family and kids over a career in the long run.” Davis, who is 26, doesn’t have children of her own.
Who is Hannah Pearl Davis? Davis, better known by her stage name “Pearl,” has 1.5 million YouTube subscribers. When misogynist Andrew Tate was imprisoned in Romania, she saw a spike in popularity.
She filled the void with her own brand of anti-feminist material, albeit that growth has subsequently halted. On Thursday, Davis and Klein had a two-hour discussion.
Who is Klein? Klein is a seasoned YouTuber with moderate views who frequently invites divisive guests to debate their viewpoints. In the episode, Davis argued that modern feminism was harmful and that she supported more traditional roles for men and women in the home.
She argued that divorce should be made illegal to improve the situation for children of single mothers. “I think we should ban divorce, I think that should be banned, yes,” Davis said. “I just think that if you want to leave, you just shouldn’t get married. That’s just my opinion.”
In response, Klein informed her that physical abuse is one reason some marriages fail. According to Davis, the exclusions include “one-sided physically abusive relationships.”
“I just think that the goal should be to keep families together, and the goal should be to work through it,” she said. Davis responded that the abuser should be brought up in criminal court when Klein questioned how physical abuse could be demonstrated to warrant this exception.
“So only if your significant other is tried criminally are you allowed to leave the relationship? Tried and found guilty criminally?” Klein asked, to which Davis responded, “Yes.”
“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.”
“The majority” of divorces occur when “the girl just feels like leaving.” Forbes estimates that in 2023, 75% of divorcing couples in the US would identify a lack of commitment as the cause, 60% will cite infidelity, and 25% will cite domestic abuse.
In a later part of the interview, Davis added that she disagreed with the idea of women having the right to vote because men could be drafted into the US military but women could not.
“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?”
Davis is correct that men can be drafted under US law to serve in the military, but this hasn’t happened since the Vietnam War ended in the 1970s.
Klein informed Davis that in general, feminists support ending the draft and banning all forms of conscription. “That is also equality isn’t it?” Klein said. “I’ve never heard them talk about that, but OK,” Davis responded.
Before this, Davis told Insider that she did not view herself as a sexist and added, “I don’t hate women.” She claimed that instead, she supported guys.
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Around May 2022, Davis began to acquire momentum, overgrowing from a modest 25,000 subscribers to over half a million in just six months.
When she teamed up with her manager Coby DeVito, a former coworker of Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire, the boom was driven by her manager’s increasingly edgier content and a slant towards right-wing ideologies.
Experts and Davis’ detractors told Insider that Davis, like other well-known figures in the field like Tate and the creators of the podcast “Fresh & Fit,” was profiting from maintaining detrimental gender relations.
Since radical viewpoints frequently garner more significant attention, experts have indicated that Davis may not honestly believe what she says. Many audience remarks on Davis’ content raise questions about her sincerity.
Davis admitted to Insider that she doesn’t makeup stories to get attention. “I will say a lot of clips can be taken out of context in a 3-hour podcast, so many don’t get the context of the discussion,” she said. “But all in all, no, I stand on what I say.”
H. Pearl Davis shared a tweet regarding her parents’ divorce:
“My parents were fighting all the time so I’m glad they divorced”
No. The better solution would be to stop fighting. Yes it’s possible. It’s not impossible to figure out how to get along with someone
— H. Pearl Davis (@pearlythingz) June 16, 2023
Fans React to Pearl Davis
Many of the listeners to the podcast were unimpressed with Pearl’s remarks. They vented their displeasure as the clip was shared and quickly became popular on TikTok.
One person wrote: “She does not have a thought behind her eyes (also for someone whos single she sure yaps a lot about marriage).”
“She’s never even been married, she’s just saying words at this point,” a second person said. A third person asked: “Why is she talking? Shouldn’t she be doing dishes and plopping out some kids?”