The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy Is Associated With Patriarchy Endorsement: Evidence From Israel, the United States, and Germany

@article{Kahalon2019TheMD,
  title={The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy Is Associated With Patriarchy Endorsement: Evidence From Israel, the United States, and Germany},
  author={Rotem Kahalon and Orly Bareket and A. C. Vial and Nora Sassenhagen and J. Becker and Nurit Shnabel},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2019},
  volume={43},
  pages={348 - 367}
}
  • Rotem Kahalon, Orly Bareket, +3 authors Nurit Shnabel
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • The madonna-whore dichotomy denotes polarized perceptions of women as either good and chaste or as bad and promiscuous. In the present research, we examined the correlates of madonna-whore dichotomy among samples of heterosexual Israeli, U.S., and German women and heterosexual U.S. and German men. Demonstrating cross-cultural generalizability, madonna-whore dichotomy endorsement correlated with endorsement of patriarchy-supporting ideologies across samples. U.S. (but not German) men’s madonna… CONTINUE READING
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