What feminists already know and you might be missing out on.

October 15, 2007 at 6:53 pm (feminism, sex) ()

This from a new Rutgers study:

They found that having a feminist partner was linked to healthier heterosexual relationships for women. Men with feminist partners also reported both more stable relationships and greater sexual satisfaction. According to these results, feminism does not predict poor romantic relationships, in fact quite the opposite.

The authors also tested the validity of feminist stereotypical beliefs amongst their two samples, based on the hypothesis that if feminist stereotypes are accurate, then feminist women should be more likely to report themselves as being single, lesbian, or sexually unattractive, compared with non-feminist women.

Rudman and Phelan found no support for this hypothesis amongst their study participants. In fact, feminist women were more likely to be in a heterosexual romantic relationship than non-feminist women. The authors conclude that feminist stereotypes appear to be inaccurate, and therefore their unfavorable implications for relationships are also likely to be unfounded.

Ha. Take that. Again (I mean, as I stated in the title of this post, this isn’t news to those of us in the know…but still satisfying).

Via Feministing.


1 Comment

  1. She’s got a point. « Our Descent Into Madness said,

    […] 16th, 2007 at 7:38 am (feminism, stupidity) And I’m guilty of not addressing it at all the first time around, myself. In a more serious reaction to the study in question, Lauredhel at Hoyden About Town […]

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