Thanks, But No Thanks

@article{Wakefield2012ThanksBN,
  title={Thanks, But No Thanks},
  author={Julie Wakefield and Nick Hopkins and Ronni Michelle Greenwood},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={423 - 431}
}
The stereotype that women are dependent on men is a commonly verbalized, potentially damaging aspect of benevolent sexism. We investigated how women may use behavioral disconfirmation of the personal applicability of the stereotype to negotiate such sexism. In an experiment (N = 86), we manipulated female college students’ awareness that women may be stereotyped by men as dependent. We then placed participants in a situation where they needed help. Women made aware of the dependency stereotype… 

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