I finally got a chance to take the Which Western Feminist Icon Are You quiz that everyone else took weeks ago, and I'm Angela Davis! Coooool! Kinda wish I was Frida Kahlo or Gloria Anzaldua - which were also results - but Angela Davis also rocks my socks.

I was also reminded of another "feminist" quiz a friend of mine shared with me a while back, so I thought I'd share that too.

First up, we've got Are You a Militant Feminist. Apparently, I'm almost a militant feminist! Gosh DARN it, I need to work harder!!

In case you couldn't tell, this quiz is a bit problematic, since it's not even a real quiz at all. But I think we should take a look at how it lays out the stereotypes. The two extremes for a question about preventing rape are: "Encourage girls to start enjoying it." and "Start killing men. If they are all gone, our problems are solved." In general, militant feminists want to kill all men and eat their flesh, and the other end of the spectrum sleeps with all the men she meets and runs a prostitution ring in her bedroom.

I realize the quiz is supposed to be a joke, but it's just all very strange.

Of course, I have a tendency of over-analyzing everything... What, you didn't notice?

8 comments:

At Fri Apr 03, 11:41:00 AM Amelia said...

I just took the first quiz and the result was Andrea Dworkin. I was kind of surprised...ha.

 
At Fri Apr 03, 12:59:00 PM ouyangdan said...

I just took it, and got belladonnalin, better known as bell hooks.

Kind of cool, and not what I expected.

I'll take it.

 
At Fri Apr 03, 04:46:00 PM frau sally benz said...

My friend got bell hooks too! I was jealous for a moment. =)

It's interesting because for some questions the choices are very specific, yet you aren't exactly sure who they're referring to.

All in good feminist fun!

 
At Fri Apr 03, 08:25:00 PM Siobhan said...

Recently on FB, I was notified that a couple of my friends had taken the "which crazy bitch are you?" quiz. One was Sylvia Plath, one was Sinead O'Connor. And it took a while to explain to them why this was different from "what shoe are you?" or "which 80's song are you?"

 
At Sat Apr 04, 12:28:00 PM earlgreyrooibos said...

I got bell hooks, which is really cool.

I'm taking the militant feminist quiz and cracking the hell up. It makes me giggle. Apparently, I am barely a militant feminist.

 
At Sat Apr 04, 03:47:00 PM T. R Xands said...

Took the militant feminist quiz, got 92%. Well I wasn't expecting that, actually, I'm pretty docile.

...Hah, yeah right, I never miss a chance to set someone on fire or threaten to eat their lungs. Equality!

 
At Sun Apr 05, 10:56:00 PM Sungold said...

I took this a couple weeks ago and came up Angela, just like you, Sally. I think of myself as less radical than her, so I was a big nonplussed. bell hooks woulda fit me better, I think. Not that this is at all scientific!

 
At Mon Apr 06, 11:23:00 PM frau sally benz said...

Sungold, teh quisses don't lie! Embrace your inner radical! =)

 

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