The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy: Men Who Perceive Women's Nurturance and Sexuality as Mutually Exclusive Endorse Patriarchy and Show Lower Relationship Satisfaction

@article{Bareket2018TheMD,
  title={The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy: Men Who Perceive Women's Nurturance and Sexuality as Mutually Exclusive Endorse Patriarchy and Show Lower Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Orly Bareket and Rotem Kahalon and Nurit Shnabel and Peter Glick},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2018},
  volume={79},
  pages={519-532}
}
  • Orly Bareket, Rotem Kahalon, +1 author Peter Glick
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy (MWD) denotes polarized perceptions of women in general as either “good,” chaste, and pure Madonnas or as “bad,” promiscuous, and seductive whores. Whereas prior theories focused on unresolved sexual complexes or evolved psychological tendencies, feminist theory suggests the MWD stems from a desire to reinforce patriarchy. Surveying 108 heterosexual Israeli men revealed a positive association between MWD endorsement and patriarchy-enhancing ideology as assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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