What Type Of Feminist (Or Pro- Feminist) Are You? - Quiz 2

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What Type Of Feminist (Or Pro- Feminist) Are You? - Quiz 2

This is the second of two quizzes I have created in order to distinguish different types of feminists. This quiz determines whether somebody is a moderate feminist or a radical feminist. Take it only if you have already taken the first quiz and were not deemed to be a liberal feminist. The quiz contains statements which deal with issues related to gender, prettiness and political radicalism. Once again, quiz takers must state whether they agree or disagree with each of the statements, which are weighted accordingly to how extreme they are. There are no neutral options. Enjoy my second quiz and let me know what you got on my blog.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Violent masculinity is the problem, not masculinity itself. Thus the solution is to promote a new, healthier kind of masculinity to men. This approach to masculinity enables us to challenge male dominance without threatening men’s sense of identity.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 2. 
    The use of high heels and restrictive clothing may not be as harmful as breast implants and other forms of cosmetic surgery, but they can still cause pain and damage to women’s bodies. Thus such practices are not consistent with feminist ideals and we should aim to abolish them.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 3. 
    When promoting our political viewpoints to the public, it is acceptable to phrase our beliefs using language that our political opponents may be sympathetic to (e.g. by claiming that allowing gay couples to adopt children promotes “family values” or that opposing pornography is a form of “sex positivity”.) 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 4. 
    Not everyone is obligated to get married or be part of nuclear family, but equality between men and women can be achieved without challenging these institutions. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 5. 
    Labelling toys as “boy toys” or “girl toys” promotes discrimination. This needs to end, but re-labelling alone will not stop the promotion of harmful traits such as aggression and violence (which are currently promoted through “boy toys” such as toy guns) or shallowness and a need to please others (which are promoted through “girl toys”.) We need to create different kinds of toys altogether. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 6. 
    The feminist movement should only change its positions when given good reason to believe that its positions are incorrect or inconsistent with feminist principles. Positions should not be changed in order to make the movement more popular, socially acceptable or appealing to men. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 7. 
    Modern day western society is patriarchal (male dominated), as are most other societies around the world. A truly non-patriarchal society would need to have an economic and political system which is totally different to that which currently exists in the West. It would also need a vastly different culture. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 8. 
    Mild beauty practices (e.g. putting on make-up, wearing fancy clothing) are not necessarily oppressive or deserving of political/feminist critique. So long as the women performing them feel good about their natural bodies and do not feel pressured into performing them, such beauty practices are consistent with feminist ideals.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 9. 
    Men can support feminism, but since they are the dominant group within patriarchy they cannot be considered part of the feminist movement any more than capitalists can belong to union.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 10. 
    Our notions of what a “man” or “woman” is should not be based on genitalia or what society says. People have the power to decide for themselves whether they are men, women or something else. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 11. 
    Western medicine is a patriarchal establishment that causes more harm than good and cannot be reformed, but should be abolished in favour of more traditional, female-centred healthcare. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 12. 
    The only problem with society’s current beauty standards is that they are too rigid. A broader definition of beauty (one which includes non-white women and women who are not super thin and busty) is the solution to female body image issues. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 13. 
    Gender identity is an innate aspect of all human beings. Attempts at abolishing categories such as “man”, “woman”, “masculine” and “feminine” will either not work or will cause great harm (e.g. it will create a dull, grey world in which there is no individuality.) 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 14. 
    The general public should not be intimidated by feminism, for its ideals match the dominant ideals of western society. Negative feelings towards feminism are a result of misunderstandings and poor communication on the part of the movement (e.g. excessive anger, incorrect use of language, etc.) 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 15. 
    In order for women to be fully liberated they should abandon traditional patriarchal religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam (and adopt either an outlook which is free of superstitious/supernatural beliefs or adhere to spiritual belief systems which are more pro-female.) 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 16. 
    Feminists should oppose any practice that promotes the belief that a woman’s physical appearance is more important than her inner qualities, including beauty pageants, fashion shows, the use of make-up and the promotion of dolls that stress the importance of looking pretty (e.g. Barbie dolls and Bratz dolls.) 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 17. 
    It is natural for there to be variations in human genitalia, but the sex roles which are imposed onto people, based on the kind of genitalia they have, are not natural. It is possible and desirable to create a world in which such roles, which are sometimes referred to as “gender roles”, do not exist. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 18. 
    The abortion rights movement should acknowledge that most abortions are morally complex or potentially harmful. Failure to make this acknowledgement, will result in women becoming alienated from pro-choice activism. 
    • A. 

      Disagree

    • B. 

      Agree

  • 19. 
    Feminists are under no obligation to be respectful towards dominant institutions and ideas. All patriarchal beliefs, traditions and art (no matter how revered they may be within a particular culture) should be subject to political critique. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 20. 
    Criticising extreme beauty practices (such as breast implants and face lifts) is okay, but women who reject beauty practices altogether (e.g. by going out in public without putting on makeup or shaving their legs) and encourage other women to do the same, are going too far. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

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