Effects of Stereotypes About Feminists on Feminist Self-Identification

  title={Effects of Stereotypes About Feminists on Feminist Self-Identification},
  author={Robin E. Roy and Kristin S. Weibust and Carol T. Miller},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={146 - 156}
This study examined whether negative stereotypes about feminists serve as a barrier to self-identifying as a feminist. College women were exposed to positive stereotypes about feminists, negative stereotypes about feminists, or were not exposed to stereotypes about feminists (control condition) in a between-participants design. Women who read a paragraph containing positive stereotypes about feminists were twice as likely to self-identify as feminists as women in the control condition or the… 

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