Feminism and Romance: debunking old cliches

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[[Feminism|[[Image:Feminists.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A new study shows that feminists make good romantic partners]]Feminists]] are often stereotypes as "anti male" or [[Misandry|misandrous]].Hardly likely to be a good romantic partner since she would be  hostile, difficult or overly demanding goes the old cliche. However, according to a new study of heterosexual relationships conducted at Rutgers University (US),  having a feminist partner may actually improve the quality of the relationship, The study challenges and debunks myths of the unattractive and unappealing feminist partner.  
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[[Image:Feminists.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]Feminists are often stereotypes as "anti male" or [[Misandry|misandrous]] and thus hardly likely to be a good romantic partner since being  hostile, difficult or overly demanding as goes the cliche. However, according to a new study of heterosexual relationships conducted at Rutgers University (US),  having a feminist partner may actually improve the quality of the relationship. The study challenges and debunks myths of the unattractive and unappealing feminist partner.  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:05, 13 July 2011

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Feminists are often stereotypes as "anti male" or misandrous and thus hardly likely to be a good romantic partner since being  hostile, difficult or overly demanding as goes the cliche. However, according to a new study of heterosexual relationships conducted at Rutgers University (US),  having a feminist partner may actually improve the quality of the relationship. The study challenges and debunks myths of the unattractive and unappealing feminist partner.

The Study

The lead authors, Rudman and Phelanm carried out both a laboratory survey of 242 American undergraduates and an online survey including 289 older adults. They looked at men’s and women’s perception of their own feminism and its link to relationship health, measured by a combination of overall relationship quality, agreement about gender equality, relationship stability and sexual satisfaction.

The Results

The study found that contrary to popular opinion, having a feminist as a romantic partner actually strengthens and leads to a healthier heterosexual relationship. Men reported greater stability in their relationships as well as greater sexual satisfaction.  

The authors also challenged the stereotype that feminists are single, lesbian or sexually unattractive compared to non-feminists. They found that feminists were more likely to be in a romantic relationship with either men or women, than non-feminists and that the other components of the stereotype were unfounded.

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