Who Are the Misogynists That Stigmatize Feminists in China?


Against the backdrop of rising feminist activism on digital platforms, global misogyny is thriving. Anti-feminists around the world have adopted strategies to stigmatize feminists, making feminism a dirty word. However, the predictors of such stigmatization has been understudied. Therefore, drawing from research on far-right ideologies and intergroup contact theory, the current study employed an online survey to identify the profile of Chinese misogynists that stigmatize feminists based on womanhood. Results demonstrate that nationalism and offline contact with feminists reduced stigmatization of feminists, while patriarchal beliefs exacerbating said stigmatization. Life satisfaction was not significantly related to stigmatization of feminists, which highlights the cross-cultural differences in anti- feminist research and calls for more nuanced, quantitative studies on the stigmatization of feminists in China and beyond.

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Dongdong Yang, University of Connecticut, United States
Jiayun Ye, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

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Conference: MediAsia2022
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies

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To cite this article:
Yang D., & Ye J. (2022) Who Are the Misogynists That Stigmatize Feminists in China? ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5906.2022.13
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5906.2022.13

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