Kristin Anderson and Melinda Kanner, Department of Social Sciences, University of Houston, Downtown; Nisreen Elsayegh, Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Clear Lake.
ARE FEMINISTS MAN HATERS? FEMINISTS' AND NONFEMINISTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD MEN
Article first published online: 23 APR 2009
© 2009 Division 35, American Psychological Association
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 216–224, June 2009
How to Cite
Anderson, K. J., Kanner, M. and Elsayegh, N. (2009), ARE FEMINISTS MAN HATERS? FEMINISTS' AND NONFEMINISTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD MEN. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33: 216–224. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2009.01491.x
We are indebted to many colleagues for their insights and careful critiques. Deserving special mention are Christina Accomando and Christine Bachman. We offer thanks as well to the three anonymous reviewers who read earlier drafts of this manuscript and whose generous investment of time and suggestion contributed significantly to this paper. Finally, we wish to acknowledge Gloria Cowan, the Associate Editor, for her guidance and constructive advice.
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2009
- Initial submission: May 7, 2007Initial acceptance: June 12, 2008Final acceptance: July 30, 2008
Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The present study examined self-identified feminists' and nonfeminists' attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N = 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999). Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth of the man-hating feminist is explored.