Title

Lipstick & Granola: Perceptions of Feminists

Date

5-30-2013 10:15 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Presentation Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Debi Brannan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Much research has explored elements of the feminist stereotype and self-labeling (Twenge & Zucker, 1999; Liss & Erchull, 2010). The current study used different methods to explore perceptions of “types” of feminists and the ways “typical women” are perceived to differ from “typical feminists,” using the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Participants attributed increased feminist traits to self-labelers, regardless of dress, F(1,36)=11.18, p<0.01, ƞ²=.24. Mean scores for “typical feminists” were significantly higher than those of “typical women,” F(1,38)=9.70, p<0.01, ƞ²=0.20. Overall, these findings suggest that the feminist stereotype may be changing and that non-self-labelers are seen to possess traditional feminist characteristics.

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May 30th, 10:15 AM

Lipstick & Granola: Perceptions of Feminists

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

Much research has explored elements of the feminist stereotype and self-labeling (Twenge & Zucker, 1999; Liss & Erchull, 2010). The current study used different methods to explore perceptions of “types” of feminists and the ways “typical women” are perceived to differ from “typical feminists,” using the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Participants attributed increased feminist traits to self-labelers, regardless of dress, F(1,36)=11.18, p<0.01, ƞ²=.24. Mean scores for “typical feminists” were significantly higher than those of “typical women,” F(1,38)=9.70, p<0.01, ƞ²=0.20. Overall, these findings suggest that the feminist stereotype may be changing and that non-self-labelers are seen to possess traditional feminist characteristics.