Thursday, August 09, 2007

Life Isn't Binary, Part 11010

Or: "Shades of Gray" is Still a Binary Construction

Are you a feminist?

Do you

Strongly agree
Not sure
Strongly disagree

that "There is no such thing as a "man's job." It is wrong for men to be given preference for any job position, even if women traditionally aren't in that field.."

Well, obviously, I strongly agree!

Which says so much about how feminist I am.

more blah blah blah about how men and women should be treated and judged.

But wait! Now we are asked:

Women should take an equal role in dating. Women should ask out people they are interested in and take their turn in paying.

So, is this "In an ideal world, women should..." or is this "In the real world, where men are more likely to treat women like shit if they do so, women should...."

-chirp- -chirp-

No answer? Well then, where's my line for "This is a dumb question?"

Wait, you mean there isn't a way to do a write in answer?

phht! Stupid quiz.

In fact, now I want to take back my other answers. If you are asking questions like that, what exactly do you mean by "Women should be economically and socially independent. They shouldn't rely on men to take care of them."


Is that, like, code for "Yes, women should have the right to be stay at home moms. But tough shit if they want a divorce. Alimony? Hah! Get a job!!!"


You Are 90% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

Um, no.

I mean, yes! I am. I meant no to the 90% since I got 90 instead of 100 because I hate stupid questions.

And yes peoples, I know it's just a dumb, fun internet quiz. That doesn't change my point about the "women should..." questions, which pop up in far more serious situations than silly multiple choice quizzes but are still phrased in ways that imply the only answer is "yes" or "no" - or degrees of "yes" or "no."



yeah, you with the boxing gloves

The fact that even you ask so many dumb questions may be part of the reason why "[feminism is]... somehow complicated for the world to put into action." Despite it being "a simple idea."

just a thought


Richie said...

Yes! I took this a while back (all the other kids were doing it) and thought it was totally asinine. I didn't bother completing it. There's a similar quiz on which was 86% certain I was a woman because I don't watch football.

Mickle said...


Now that' just really dumb.

This at least could be considered a push poll - as someone suggested over at pandagon.