Well, this should confuse some of the regulars in the comments section.
Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have
actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The
present study examined self-identified feminists' and nonfeminists'
attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N
= 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999
Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of
hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth
of the man-hating feminist is explored.
That's right. We hairy-legged jack-booted feminazis feel better about guys than those girly girls do, at least according to this small study conducted at the University of Houston.
More from the f-word
, via April Reign
. (And be sure to read the comments.)
Melinda Kanner, one of the researchers, has this interesting observation:
Our work finds that, indeed, non-feminists believe in traditional gender roles such as men being breadwinners and women being caregivers. At the same time, these non-feminists actually appear to resent the confines of the traditional roles they advocate, which presents a paradox for women and men in traditional heterosexual relationships.
That to me means that non-feminists have greater expectations of men -- perhaps based on fairy tale notions of Prince Charming and knights in shining armour.
All of which has got to lead to disappointment sooner or later, no?
And disappointment leads to resentment.
Just ask the guy whose former adoring wife turns her back when she doesn't get what she wants.
Based on my own observations -- never mind the study which could probably be picked over ad nauseum by those who refuse to believe it -- women who think they will be coddled and cared for are the absolute worst when it comes to dissing men. Those of us who are prepared to stand up for and support ourselves really have no reason to trash the men in our lives. If we're not happy, we can leave. We have options.It's the men in power we have real problems with
, the men who would deny us equal rights, reproductive choices, pay equity and equal opportunity.
Oh and yes, the misogynists. Like the misogynists who shoot up women's aerobics classes
Now obviously I don't speak for all women, feminist or otherwise. And maybe I generalize. But I'll bet that neither this study nor I is far off the mark.Some of you might find this test interesting