Monday, March 9, 2009

Which Western feminist icon are you?

You are bell hooks (no capital letters)! You were one of the first black wymyn to discuss in public spaces the differences between being a black womyn and being a black man or a white womyn. You are the mother of intersectionality and you couldn't care less about identity politics. Thanks for making feminism accessible and calling the white, middle class wymyn on their bullshit!



I am thrilled with my results! Thanks to Blue Lyon for the quiz!

16 comments:

white rabbit said...

Which Western feminist icon are you?

I don't think I'm any sort of one. Maybe being a woman would be a good start ;)

Have a peek at WR - I'd be interested in your thoughts on a story which has got really big over here - cannabis and motherhood...

JoJo said...

I started to take the quiz but to be honest, seeing "Wymyn" and "womyn" is one of my all time pet peeves, so I bailed on the quiz. I'm not sure I know what a feminist is. I was pretty turned off by the hardcore ones in San Francisco.

DuWayne Brayton said...

Apparently, I'm Judith Butler. Please don't mock me for it....

WR -

You don't need to be a women to play. We can all be western feminist icons!!!

SnowdropExplodes said...

It seems I'm Angela Davis.

Sounds like the sort of woman I'd like to be, too.

John Powers said...

I took the quiz, but never thought I'd share my results, because a middle-aged white guy's results of such a quiz are just strange. I'm Gloria Steinem.

I like these internet quizzes because they're a way to get a glimpse of how I think relative to others. From a cross section of results, I tend towards the mainstream. This is a bit of a surprise because among people I talk with who seem rather to prize the notion their views are mainstream find me way-out.

whatsername said...

You are Angela Davis! You were the THIRD WOMYN IN HISTORY to appear on the FBI's Most Wanted List. You are a communinist, black power-lovin' lady who shook up the United States when you refused to lie down quietly to oppression. You WENT TO JAIL! Wow. You kick so much more ass than Foxxy Brown.

Almost positive I got this last time I took it too, lol.

Meowser said...

I'm Angela Davis too. The quiz said that's 20% of us who took it!

wondering said...

Another Angela Davis here!

LOL

ZoBabe said...

Joining the Angela Davis list here. Seems all 20% are commenting here in a row! Can't imagine a feminist icon I'd rather be.

I also find Wymyn and Womyn to be kind of irritating for some reason. And I usually love a gratuitous "Y." (Pyrates, Tygers, etc...)

sheila said...

Huh, I came up with bell hooks too. A small percentage of us, it says, 8%. Weird or what? Very interesting quiz.

white rabbit said...

Okay, I took the test.

Apparently I am Gloria Anzaldua :-O

I admit I've never heard of her but I'm told...

'You are a Chicana lesbian-feminist and one of the most vocal wymyn of color in contemporary US. Go you!'

Erm...

risa said...

Wow! I like it!!

"You are Audre Lorde! You were one of the first wymyn to write love poems to other wymyn, long before it was safe OR cool. You put the "rad" in radical feminism, but somehow still managed to create a cult following in people who would never identify as radical themselves."

Jenny said...

Holy hell,I'm angela davis!Duwayne: Why'd someone mock you for your result being Judith Butler? Has she gotten flack or something?

ZoBabe said...

Erm, I wanted to check out the other results, so I took it again and answered exactly the same. This time I got Bell Hooks.

Apparently Bell Hooks and Angela Davis are interchangeable.

Odd that.

ZoBabe said...

Wow, then I was Gloria Steinem for a minute, and now I'm Angela Davis again.

I'll think I'll get off the ride here. I'm a little dizzy.

Octogalore said...

I'm another Angela Davis.