Mixed methods research of internalized misogyny among the Millennial women

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2017.2.04

Keywords:

female gender attitudes, internalized misogyny, gender contracts, mixed methods research, focused interview

Abstract

Problematization of women’s experience in a patriarchal and conservative society is topical despite change of epochs. More women stress their ability to belong to the privileged class of men and condemn those who are not ready to abandon femininity, as Simone de Beauvoir wrote. Those women who socialize supporting these increasingly popular practices are female misogynists. The authors’ review of theoretical approaches shows that the internalized misogyny is insufficiently studied. The empirical part of the study explores this phenomenon in the Russian society. The study emphasizes specifics of internalized misogyny among women brought up in the post-Soviet era, the Millennial generation. The authors use a mixed methods research strategy combining qualitative and quantitative approaches - focused interview with stimulus materials and online survey. A tool to measure the concept of internalized misogyny is developed and tested; this tool helps to establish a connection between the expression of misogyny and social and demographic characteristics and to explore its types (gender «contracts»).

Published

2017-05-10

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Section

GENDER, FAMILY, SEXUALITY: FOLLOWING IGOR S. KON (16+)