Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro
As of June 2020, only 31% of self-identified conservatives in the United States were women. Modern political conservatism is known for rejecting modern feminism as well, which is often stereotyped as a women’s issue. With such a small percentage of women identifying as conservative, the question arises as to why young American women reject modern feminism and identify with modern political conservatism. In this study I examined the literature comparing modern conservatism, conservative women’s movements, and modern feminism, and conducted a small questionnaire of conservative women 18-24. I concluded by describing three generalized schools of thought regarding conservative women’s views towards feminism and society.
Lux, Laurel, "A Study of Young American Women, Conservatism, and Feminism" (2021). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 146.