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What is Benevolent Sexism?

By: Julie Saxton If you’ve never heard the term “benevolent sexism,” you’re probably not alone. The idea that there are two types of sexism, benevolent sexism and hostile sexism, wasn’t postulated until 1996 by two psychologists, Glick and Fiske. This notion was part of their greater ambivalent sexism theory, which defined and discussed benevolent and…

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