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Feminist Perspectives Test (Historical)

Based on the work of Dr. Nancy Henley, Ph.D.

The Feminist Perspectives inventory is one of the most widely-used measurements for figuring out what kind of feminist (or non-feminist) a person is. This version of the Feminist Perspectives inventory is the original, historical version of the instrument that Dr. Henley presented in 1998. The test will be useful to researchers and people interested in gender studies to elucidate how feminist thinking has evolved over the years.

What are your feminist perspectives? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 60

Heterosexuality is the only natural sexual preference.



IDRlabs developed the IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test, Historical Version (IDR-FPT-HV). The IDR-FPT-HV was informed by the Feminist Perspectives Scale (FPS), which was authored by Dr. Nancy Henley and her colleagues. Please note that the IDR-FPT-HV is not connected with any particular institution or individual in the fields of political science, philosophy, psychology, or any affiliated researchers.

The IDR-FPT-HV was based on the FPS, as published in Henley, Nancy & Spalding, Leah & Kosta, Andrea. (2006). Development of the short form of the feminist perspectives scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly; Henley, N., Meng, K., O'Brien, D., McCarthy, W., Sockloskie, R. (1998). Developing a scale to measure the diversity of feminist attitudes. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 22(2), 317-348. Henley, N., Spalding, L., Kosta, A. (2006). Development of the short form of the feminist perspectives scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(3), 254-256. The FPS is also featured in Henley, N. & McCarthy, W. (2006). Measuring feminist attitudes. Wiley Online Library.

The IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test is based on a well-known tool for the measurement of an individual's attitude toward feminism. Henley and her colleagues incorporated fundamental and controversial ideas. They specified women as an oppressed group and examined its links to factors such as race, history, and social class. The FPS aims to assess various views on women and women’s issues. It systematically includes different feminist perspectives and categorically measures such attitudes.

Please be aware that free online quizzes and tests such as the IDR-FPT-HV are merely first takes that allow you to know more about your liberal, radical, socialist, cultural, womanism, or conservative perspective; it cannot offer exact psychometrics of your feminist perspective. Therefore, this test is designed to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive psychological assessment can be performed only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of the IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test (Historical Version), we have endeavored to make this free online test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to validation and statistical controls. Nonetheless, free online quizzes such as the present Feminist Perspectives Test do not offer professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information regarding any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Feminist Perspectives Test is provided to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain insight into your feminist attitudes.

2. Statistical controls. Statistical examination of the test is conducted to guarantee maximum accuracy and validity of the test results.

3. Made by experts. The present test was authored by Dr. Nancy Henley, Ph.D.