Friday, July 31, 2009

New study: feminists aren't man-haters!  

Wait, feminists aren't angry man-haters? Since when?!?!

Well, since always. But still, we needed a study to prove it (hat tip to Feministing). According to the abstract:

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 of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory. 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.

It's sad that we need a study to assert this, that people can't just listen to feminists when we say that we don't hate men, or heaven forbid, even meet some feminists and see that many of them are, in fact, dating or marrying men.

I suppose proving it over and over again couldn't hurt. Still, I see it as unlikely that the opinions of people like Rush Limbaugh are going to change anytime soon, regardless of scientific studies.

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1 comments: to “ New study: feminists aren't man-haters!

  • August 19, 2009 at 4:48 AM  

    Well I think it's just things like Affirmative Action for women which discriminates against men, Title IX which has shut down boys sports teams and how feminist political lobby has diverted the stimulus package towards women. Google "no country for burly men" I mean no offense but these are just a few things and a lot of these policies are decidedly anti male right?