[Above, a clip from my doc "I Was A Teenage Feminist". If you can't see it, click here]
Feministing reports on a new study by University of Houston's Psychology of Women Quarterly that looks at feminist and 'nonfeminist' attitudes towards men. The abstract says "Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did non-feminists."
"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," says researcher Melinda Kanner.
I'm with Jessica in wondering whether I should be thrilled or annoyed that this study was even done. But the stereotype is so persistent, it wasn't that hard to catch in on video.
The above clip from my film "I Was A Teenage Feminist" which also lives on YouTube. The comments are worth a read – a good chunk are charmingly obscene and illiterate. Check out the fun for yourselves!
If you want to see the entire Trixie Films channel, and maybe leave a comment of your own, it's here.