Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quiz! Young Love Asks - Are YOU a Male (or Female) Chauvinist Pig?


Young Love #121
(October 1976) asks: How did you fare in this quiz
written by Jenette Kahn?

7 comments:

  1. I lied through my teeth to appear progressive... if I had done otherwise the girls on the playground would have ground me to a bloody pulp :)

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  2. I am; but not because of this Quiz~ in spite of it !!

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  3. I scored 34. I'm now able to declare with pride, wherever I go, that I'm not a male chauvinist pig. Grrr, take that, sexists!

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  4. What would be fascinating would be to see a fit-for-purpose survey on the same issue being targeted at a teenage audience through comic books today. (It'd require a comic book specifically aimed at such an audience, of course, but that too would be a fine thing.) Just what the survey would cover in 2011, and of course what the answers would be, would be well the time paying attention to.

    Certainly the answers to such questions that I used to get from a fair number of young women and men when this topic was first raised in social science lessons I was taking could, I suspect, have disappointed Ms Kahn circa 1976, let alone her equivalent in the 21st century.

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  5. I kind of stumbled on question #13, about a boy losing a ping-pong match to a girl - not because I think it's objectively humiliating for a boy to lose to a girl, but because boys (I mean teen-aged and younger) who lose to girls usually feel humiliated (esp. if there's a bunch of sneering friends looking on). At least they did at the time this quiz was published...

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  6. After answering "1" without hesitation on the first six or seven questions, I gave up, disappointed to acknowledge that my dreams of being an MCP would probably never be realized.

    --Marshall

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  7. Thanks everyone for taking the quiz! I was happy to learn that I am not a female chauvinist pig! I found the last question the funniest -- only because I went to school with Mr. Rigg's granddaughter.

    As Colin said -- it would be fascinating to get the youth of today's opinion on this matter via comics!

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