Wanting It Both Ways: Do Women Approve of Benevolent Sexism?

@article{Kilianski1998WantingIB,
  title={Wanting It Both Ways: Do Women Approve of Benevolent Sexism?},
  author={Stephen E. Kilianski and Laurie A Rudman},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1998},
  volume={39},
  pages={333-352}
}
An oft-expressed criticism of feminism is thatwomen “want it both ways,” opposing whatGlick and Fiske (1996) have called “hostilesexism,” but accepting or approving of“benevolent sexism.” To examine this issue, anethnically and socioeconomically diverse group of onehundred female undergraduate volunteers rated profilesof a hostile sexist, a benevolent sexist and anon-sexist. For the benevolent sexist, ratings were mildlyfavorable, while for the hostile sexist, ratings werehighly unfavorable… 

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