Yesterday, The Telegraph published some interesting survey results regarding current opinion on feminism. Problem is, they reported their findings in such a lazy way that it would be extremely easy for readers
to get the wrong idea. The article, topped with an image of Germaine Greer, claims that just one in seven women describes themselves as ‘feminist’, but further reading reveals that this was actually one in seven of the 1,300 Netmums users that they surveyed. How can this possibly be applied to all women? As @sianushka pointed out, “perhaps we should do a survey of all the women we know online & declare that 10/10 women call themselves feminist!” If I’ve learnt anything from Dr Brooke Magnanti (who actually writes for The Telegraph herself these days), it’s that you really need to read between the lines of reports like this.
- Why the Netmums ‘Death of Feminism’ Study is Utter Bollocks (tricialo.wordpress.com)
- What Is the Current State of Feminism’s PR? (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)