Disavowing Social Identities: What it Means When Women Say, “I'm not a Feminist, But …”

  title={Disavowing Social Identities: What it Means When Women Say, “I'm not a Feminist, But …”},
  author={Alyssa N. Zucker},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={423 - 435}
  • A. Zucker
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Sociology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
Many women, even as they embrace feminist principles, are loath to be labeled feminists. This study presents a measure of feminist identity that accounts for beliefs and behaviors of self-identified feminists and nonfeminists, and for a third group, egalitarians, who endorse liberal feminist beliefs but reject the feminist label. In a sample of 272 college-educated women, a MANOVA showed egalitarians had levels of feminist consciousness between nonfeminists and feminists. Egalitarians did not… 

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