What Type Of Feminist (Or Pro-feminist) Are You? - Quiz 1

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What Type Of Feminist (Or Pro-feminist) Are You? - Quiz 1

My method for sorting feminists (and supporters of feminism) consists of two quizzes. This is the first quiz. It distinguishes liberal feminists from actual feminists (yeah, I am biased, but at least I am honest about it. ) The quiz consists of statements which deal with concrete real life issues, such as sexuality, prettification and political activism. Quiz takers will be asked to state whether they agree or disagree with each statement (there are no "neutral" options, I think they promote intellectual cowardice. ) Some of the statements are extreme, others are more moderate. They are weighted accordingly. Not all the statements which I deem to be “liberal” represent all liberal feminists, but I did aim to address the key issues that distinguish liberal


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The use of prostitutes is morally unacceptable in most cases.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 2. 
    When ambitious women are able to achieve economic success through their own efforts, without encountering discrimination, feminism will have done its job. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 3. 
    Most of the problems experienced by women who work in the sex industry would disappear if the stigma imposed upon pornography, prostitution and stripping did not exist and if the women involved were recognised as having agency and empowerment.  
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 4. 
    To question a woman’s decision to have her healthy genitalia surgically altered, in a way that makes them look more like the genitalia in pornography, is to deprive the woman of bodily autonomy. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 5. 
    Sex can be a pleasurable experience, but it is not a human right. Males can remain physically and psychologically healthy, even if they do not get as much sex as they want.   
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 6. 
    A key factor that distinguishes a healthy sexual activity from an unhealthy one is the absence of power dynamics (meaning that neither partner can be described as the “dominant” or the “submissive” one.)  
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 7. 
    Young girls (seven years old or younger) who express a desire to become prostitutes or pornography performers should be praised for their sexual empowerment.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 8. 
    Protests, strikes and occupations of corporate and government spaces are more effective, more democratic forms of activism than actions typically undertaken by individuals, such as writing to politicians or attempting to rise to power within mainstream politics in order to generate change. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 9. 
    Women who are suffering from body image issues should not view sexualised compliments from men (e.g. “you look hot, babe”) as a solution to such problems, for such compliments are not a healthy or lasting source of self worth. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 10. 
    Some white people have a sexual desire to play the role of “master” within the context of sex and sexual relationships and want a black partner to play the role of “slave”. The public expression of these desires (e.g. by advertisements that ask for “black slaves”) promotes racism.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 11. 
    Female performers who represent their bodies in a way that is aimed at evoking sexual arousal in viewers, such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, are empowering themselves. They are good role models for young girls. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 12. 
    One of the main aims of progressive political activism should be to make people feel empowered in all that they do. Progressives should aim to combat all feelings of shame and hatred, as well as the belief that one is a “victim”.  
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 13. 
    Overall, the production and consumption of pornography is harmful to society.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 14. 
    Every woman can achieve her own liberation through making empowering personal choices.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 15. 
    If a woman is being bullied for a particular facial feature, it is empowering for her to modify her appearance through cosmetic surgery in an attempt to stop such bullying from occurring in the future. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 16. 
    The supposed “power” that women get from provoking sexual arousal in men, is merely a fleeting self-esteem boost. It does not constitute a genuine form of political empowerment for women. 
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 17. 
    Sexual acts should be free from aggressive, pain-causing actions (e.g. hitting people, tying them up, whipping them, etc.)
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagre

  • 18. 
    Leg extension (a process in which a woman’s leg bones are broken and stretched apart so that they will be longer when they regrow) is a new beauty practice which has recently emerged in China. It is clearly harmful and is likely to have come about as a result of sexism and white supremacy.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 19. 
    Sexual activities which put people in danger of dying (such as suffocating people or placing knives near their throats) are morally acceptable if the people in danger consent.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 20. 
    Women can benefit greatly from getting breast implants, making any economic costs and medical risks involved worthwhile.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

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