Finding: Women of color in college who have less sexual life satisfaction are also women who have less sexual autonomy. This is all predicted by experienced racism.
Question: How much might this finding speak to all women of color, regardless of if they are in college? Does this mean that for all women of color in college, racism will predict sexual autonomy which will predict sexual life satisfaction?
Easy answers are “no” to both questions. But, that isn’t super helpful. With how much certainty can you apply this finding to yourself or if you told a friend this finding, how much would it apply to them if some of their characteristics are different than the participants within the study? We’re curious to hear what you think!
Credit for this wonderful write-up goes to Vi Le, a volunteer and student at the University of Maryland.
Citation: Zucker, A. N., Fitz, C. C., & Bay-Cheng, L. Y. (2016). Reverberations of racism and sexism through the subjective sexualities of undergraduate women of color. The Journal of Sex Research, 53(2), 265-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2014.1002557