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MiniTheMinx Thu 13-Feb-14 17:23:00

Genuinely unique and one of a kind wink a hybrid between socialist and radical.

I would say me next...but that would be too easy peasy. Off to find a cunning disguise.

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FloraFox Thu 13-Feb-14 19:46:23

I took this test to find out what type of feminist I am:

My result:

Radical feminist46
Socialist feminist41
Liberal feminist35
Women of Color33
Cultural feminist23

I think I got more rad since the last time I took this test.

I defy anyone to do this test and not get at least a 10 for conservative! grin

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AnyaKnowIt Thu 13-Feb-14 20:54:15

Radical feminist42
Liberal feminist 42
Socialist feminist38
Women of Color32
Cultural feminist24

A rad fem and liberal in equal measures grin

WiseKneeHair Thu 13-Feb-14 20:56:59

Liberal 44
Socialist 36
Radical 35
WOC 35
Cultural 32
Conservative 12

I found this really interesting. Although I have always considered myself a feminist, it is only in the last year or so that I've started to think about what that actually means (thanks in part to MN) and I had no idea what type of feminist I was! Still not sure I know fully what the above means, but I'm learning.

RiaOverTheRainbow Thu 13-Feb-14 21:05:40

Rad fem 48
WOC 45 (the pedant in me says that should be called womanism)
Soc fem 44
Lib fem 39
Cultural 36
Con 10

I'd be happy to identify as radfem if only it had a consistent definition confused

LordFocus Thu 13-Feb-14 21:07:21

Liberal feminist39
Cultural feminist37
Radical feminist36
Women of Color33
Socialist feminist32

A bit of a mixed bag, me!

Fishandjam Thu 13-Feb-14 21:12:34


Liberal = 47
Socialist = 43
Radical = 41
Cultural = 36
Women of colour = 36
Conservative = 13 (oh dear?)

LordFocus Thu 13-Feb-14 21:21:48

does a conservative feminist believe women make their own fate and that they are to blame for their own repression?

OuterFromOutersville Thu 13-Feb-14 21:48:54

I'm a cross feminist after fiddling through all of those questions on my phone grin.

So, as I suspected, I'm mostly a liberal feminist. But there's more of a radical feminist in there than I realised.

OuterFromOutersville Thu 13-Feb-14 21:51:15

Oh crap, I got 15 for conservative feminist.

I'll get my coat.

StealthPolarBear Thu 13-Feb-14 21:58:29

Radical feminist41
Liberal feminist36
Women of Color33
Cultural feminist28
Socialist feminist26

I don't know what that means. Plus some of the American questions didn't apply

GeekLove Thu 13-Feb-14 21:59:35

Liberal feminist 46
Socialist feminist 43
Radical feminist 42
Women of Color 42
Cultural feminist 34
Conservative 13

We seem to be very similar with respect to the split of points between the different forms.

AtrociousCircumstance Thu 13-Feb-14 22:00:27

Could you explain performativity please? In this context particularly? Am fascinated.

Studied semiotics a long time ago.

Is it that actions and gestures do not necessarily stem from an inherent feeling/instinct, but are learned and conditioned in terms of the language and culture we are born into?

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 13-Feb-14 22:04:45

Radical feminist 46
Women of Color 39
Socialist feminist 38
Liberal feminist 34
Cultural feminist 29
Conservative 10

scallopsrgreat Thu 13-Feb-14 22:09:51

Radical feminist49
Women of Color40
Socialist feminist38
Liberal feminist35
Cultural feminist33

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 13-Feb-14 22:18:02

I took this some months ago when Flora first posted it. I also scored higher on Radical and lower on Liberal than I thought I would and so took it again several times. I am American so it is not culturally skewed for me. It made me do some thinking; I work in the feminist arena so politically often have to function as a liberal feminist, but I am actually more radical (and pissed off) at heart.

Uprising Thu 13-Feb-14 22:39:08

Outer - your'e not the only one with 15. I'll follow you with my coat!

Liberal feminist46
Radical feminist40
Cultural feminist34
Socialist feminist33
Women of Colour31

NiceTabard Thu 13-Feb-14 22:55:14

Halfway through but am finding the questions tricky.

eg. All the question about racism, I am white, so don't feel, I don't know, qualified to assume what a (US?) black woman might feel around those things. I can guess but that's kind of cheating isn't it?

So like this:


"Being put on a pedestal, which white women have protested, is a luxury that women of color have not had."

I really don't feel that I can answer that, so put neutral. It's a very complicated question.

And this:

eg "Homosexuality is not a moral issue, but rather a question of liberty and freedom of expression." I've gone for "neutral" as I think homosexuality is a fact of life and nothing to do with either of those things to my mind.

I got really bogged down with the capitalism / black related questions. But I did it anyway grin

Liberal feminist44
Radical feminist39
Socialist feminist38
Women of Color33
Cultural feminist22

Hmm the top 3 are close. Not the order I'd put them in but still grin

OuterFromOutersville Thu 13-Feb-14 23:02:49

Nice, I struggled with the same questions that you did, due to lack of experience / knowledge of certain issues.

FloraFox Thu 13-Feb-14 23:32:29

Nice I struggled with those questions too. I could see what the "right" answer was but in some cases I didn't know enough about it or put neutral. For the question about the pedestal, I put disagree because I don't see that as a luxury.

NiceTabard Thu 13-Feb-14 23:43:56

YY well I suppose there's no "right" answer but you know what you think someone like you "should" say.

But some of them were so complex. That pedestal one. So many different perspectives.

As a woman trying to get by in patriarchal society, it is probably better to be put on a pedestal than the alternative.

As a white woman, I think, pedestal bad, I am not a gender construct, I am a person with positives and faults and all the rest of it.

However, as a white woman in my part of the UK, I have not experienced racism much at all. And when I did it was brushed off easily, as a man brushes off the occasional sexist remark from a woman.

Is it better to be a white woman and on a pedestal (but working to erase that pedestal) than to be black and not on a pedestal (and so with no voice at all)? eg suffragettes white upper middle class / middle class white women who clearly were only fighting for "their own", but without them fighting for their own maybe none of the rest of it would have happened?

I think to answer that question properly you need to be a black person living in a predominantly white, and racist society, now. I'm simply not qualified to answer it.

Hence neutral, and I am therefore a liberal feminist <claws own eyes out>

Is it possible I overthink things grin

scallopsrgreat Fri 14-Feb-14 00:02:15

I had difficulty with loads of them. Some of them I felt were partly right but slightly missing the point. Or they need to go on another step further. Or they needed a qualifier. For example the one about Capitalism forcing women to wear feminine clothes to work. It is a factor but not the whole reason (IMO). So I ended up putting neutral to a lot.

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