Feminist Perspectives Test
Based on the work of Dr. Nancy Henley, Ph.D.
The Feminist Perspectives Test is one of the most widely-used tests for determining what kind of feminist (or non-feminist) a person is. This version of the Feminist Perspectives Test incorporates recent advances in feminist theory by including newer types of feminism that Dr. Henley had not included in her original research.
What are your feminist perspectives? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 60
BDSM acts are not just a matter of individual choice, since they are a re-enactment of the way white men have historically treated women of color.
The IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test (IDR-FPT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-FPT is based on the work of Dr. Nancy Henley and her colleagues, who created the Feminist Perspectives Scale (FPS). The IDR-FPT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychology, philosophy, politics, or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test was informed by the FPS, as published in 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 work of Dr. Henley, et al. has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the FPS, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Feminist Perspectives Test are independent from the above researchers, therapists, authors, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The Feminist Perspectives Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of feminism attitudes. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your feminist attitude. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive feminist perspectives assessment requires immersing yourself in the field in depth.
This test has kept up with advances in feminist scholarship by measuring the scales of Conservatism/Non-Feminism, Liberal Feminism, Radical Feminism, Socialist Feminism, Cultural Feminism, Women of Color Feminism, Lesbian Feminism, Ecofeminism, Intersectional Feminism, and Postmodern Feminism. Even so, the test does not purport to be exhaustive.
As the publishers of this free online Feminist Perspectives test, which allows you to gauge your prevalence of liberal, radical, socialist, cultural, woman-of-color, or conservative perspectives, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Feminist Perspectives Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.