What Are Feminist Issues?


I have just completed another survey in my Feminism series: http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=xxiz033c05yo72v472614. I intend for this one to be the second last one. This survey is about what issues are considered Feminist issues. It’s longer, but it’s important for my project. Please help me out by completing and sharing my survey. Please note: it comes with a trigger warning because I do discuss rape and abortion.

Here is an update as to how my other Feminist surveys are doing:

http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=i8d3kq6z73ems49471695 – 7%
http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=4p48z0rwjwooxpf471689 – 6%
http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=r4t8nurh0tyxvqt470762 – 10%

If you haven’t done any of them, please do so. And please share my surveys. The sooner I get enough results, the sooner I can share my findings. So far they are quite interesting.

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17 responses to “What Are Feminist Issues?

  • Scott Andrew Hutchins

    I did the first of the old tests. I chose radical because my OKCupid feminism test result was radical. I don’t know that I agree with the larger radical feminist movement (which seems to be basically an anti-porn movement), but the description on the test was close to my point of view.

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  • Scott Andrew Hutchins

    One other thing, some of the questions that allowed multiple answers forced me to delete some of them before I was allowed to submit the survey, telling me I had checked too many boxes. A limitation on multiple answers should be noted up front.

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  • Scott Andrew Hutchins

    I had difficulty with the way the questions were worded, including the grammar, especially the last question in which it was not clear at first we were dealing with trans issues. Some of the questions felt like the implied respondent was female, but I tried to answer them anyway. I am a straight (albeit perpetually single and with no interest in one-night stands/casual, or the like) male who finds the behaviors of most of them men (and the woman friend in the child-rearing scenario) in the scenarios to be pretty loathsome and immature.

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    • hessianwithteeth

      Since it’s a Feminist Issues survey, I focused of things from the perspective of a woman. But the “what would you do” and “how would you feel” questions were meant to get people thinking from the perspective of the woman. I did that because I knew that many people taking the survey wouldn’t have gone through these situations.
      As for the last question, it isn’t strictly about trans women. Trans women are just the group that deals with this issue the most. The woman could have also been a breast cancer survivor who had undergone plastic surgery as a result of having lost a breast. Unfortunately, some breast cancer survivors have been told that they lost their womanhood by losing a breast.
      I took all of the stories from various websites (and fictionalized them, of course), so, while the people that the women are dealing with are most definitely not nice people, these types of stories do happen. My next survey on Feminism will focus more on various issues that Feminists focus on as opposed to individual situations.

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  • ubi dubium

    I also had a problem with the last scenario. It only said “surgery”, but your questions implied that it was gender reassignment surgery. Since that was not in the description, I selected “other” for every answer. Perhaps you should reword your description.

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    • hessianwithteeth

      I used surgery because there are a number of different surgeries that go into sex change. There isn’t really one sex reassignment surgery. And different people go through the surgeries to different degrees. Some have all the surgeries, some only have one or two. Some people who are transgender never even have surgery.
      The focus wasn’t on what type of surgery it was, it was on the implication that a surgery is what makes the person a woman.

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      • paidiske

        It is very confusing, though. At first I read it and wondered whether she had had abdominal surgery which had left her with something like a C-section scar, or something like that?

        It was only reading further questions that I understood what the purpose of the surgery must be, but I still found it hard to frame answers to such a vague scenario.

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      • ubi dubium

        But my initial though was that it might have been something like gallbladder surgery or a hip replacement or something, and so none of the follow-on questions made sense. How would that lead to the comment about being a “real woman”? So I still think you should be more specific about the kind of surgery to get meaningful survey answers on that one.

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  • Laiyla Lane

    Just completed your survey 😊

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  • equippedcat

    Pretty good survey. The last one threw me, I had no idea what surgery could have to do with being “a real woman” until the following questions indicated what the surgery was. One of the last questions has a bug; a “box” question which said I had “too many answers” when I had 3 accurate ones. It accepted it when I unmarked one.

    Many of the questions dealt with people being “offended”. Now, admittedly, being offended is not pleasant. The best way to not suffer that, is to choose to not be offended by default. The problem is, our society has focused on being offended to the point where it sometimes seems like people go out of their way to take offense; to actually search for things which can be interpreted as offensive. Sometimes, people seem to be trained to “feel offended” in cases where somebody is just being a jerk, either because they are a jerk, or because they made a mistake. A big deal is made, and often the offense is “addressed” in ways which sometimes is out of proportion. There are enough actual problems in the world to address that spending out time trying to eliminate offense is impractical. The ability of the human animal to take offense is infinite.

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    • Ros

      I’ve responded to three of these. I haven’t responded to the last one listed above because I could not answer it honestly. There were too many either/or answers instead of both/and ones and no “other” option.

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      • hessianwithteeth

        There should have been other answers on all of the questions. And many of them have the ability to pick multiple answers.

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        • Ros

          OK, to be more specific: ‘How do you think the history of feminism has affected its reputation?’ I’d want to tick all the answers. In that case, I could have responded with ‘other’, but then I came to this: ‘How do you think the media has affected Feminism’s reputation?’ In this case, there were only 3 possible answers: negatively, positively and not at all. My answer would be ‘both negatively and positively’, but that answer was not available. So I gave up. Had there been more questions like 10 that allowed multiple answers, I would have completed it.

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