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Gender, Feminist Consciousness, and War

Pamela Johnston Conover and Virginia Sapiro
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 37, No. 4 (Nov., 1993), pp. 1079-1099
DOI: 10.2307/2111544
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111544
Page Count: 21
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Abstract

In the post-World War II era, American women have been consistently less militaristic and more opposed to war than American men. Theorists, both feminist and not, have attributed such differences to gender itself, maternalism, and feminism. Drawing on the American National Election Study 1991 Pilot Study, we explore these hypotheses and discover no support for the maternalist explanation, some evidence in favor of the feminist accounting, and substantial support for the gender explanation. We also probe into the structure of political thinking in these areas and discover that the roots of women's and men's thinking usually differ even when they basically agree on the "bottom line." In particular, men's attitudes are much more partisan in their origins than are women's.

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