Pop quiz: A mom wears her baby in a sling everywhere, breast-feeds her 2-year-old and co-sleeps with the kids. Is she a feminist?
The answer is likely yes, according to a new study published in the scholarly journal "Sex Roles:" Feminists are more likely to embrace attachment parenting. And that may surprise people who assume that the tenets of attachment parenting – including baby-wearing, co-sleeping and extended breast-feeding – don't jibe with the feminist mind-set.
"Feminists who were raised with the idea that they can be the best at anything they choose... feel like since this was their choice to do this, they better get in there and do the most intensive job they can," said Dr. Miriam Liss, lead author of the study and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.