Hostile and Benevolent Sexism

  title={Hostile and Benevolent Sexism},
  author={Peter Glick and Susan T. Fiske},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={119 - 135}
A theory of sexism as ambivalence, not just hostility, toward women is presented. Ambivalent Sexism Theory distinguishes between hostile and “benevolent” sexism (each addresses issues of power, gender differentiation, and sexuality). Benevolent sexism encompasses subjectively positive (for the sexist) attitudes toward women in traditional roles: protective paternalism, idealization of women, and desire for intimate relations. Hostile sexism encompasses the negative equivalents on each dimension… 

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