Swami, Viren and Salem, Natalie and Furnham, Adrian and Tovee, Martin J. (2008) The influence of feminist ascription on judgements of women's physical attractiveness. Body Image, 5 (2). 224 -229. ISSN 1740-1445
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2007.10.003
The present study examined the effect of feminist ascription on perceptions of the physical attractiveness of women ranging in body mass index (BMI). One-hundred and twenty-nine women who self-identified as feminists and 132 who self-identified as non-feminists rated a series of 10 images of women that varied in BMI from emaciated to obese. Results showed no significant differences between feminist and non-feminists in the figure they considered to be maximally attractive. However, feminists were more likely to positively perceive a wider range of body sizes than non-feminists. These results are discussed in relation to possible protective factors against the internalisation of the thin ideal and body objectification.
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