The Interpersonal Power of Feminism: Is Feminism Good for Romantic Relationships?

  title={The Interpersonal Power of Feminism: Is Feminism Good for Romantic Relationships?},
  author={Laurie A Rudman and Julie E. Phelan},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Past research suggests that women and men alike perceive feminism and romance to be in conflict (Rudman and Fairchild, Psychol Women Q, 31:125–136, 2007). A survey of US undergraduates (N = 242) and an online survey of older US adults (N = 289) examined the accuracy of this perception. Using self-reported feminism and perceived partners’ feminism as predictors of relationship health, results revealed that having a feminist partner was linked to healthier relationships for women. Additionally… 
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