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Benevolent Sexism – Definition and Explanation

Benevolent Sexism

Definition: Benevolent Sexism refers to attitudes and beliefs that appear positive or well-intentioned towards women, but ultimately reinforce traditional gender roles and maintain male dominance. Unlike hostile sexism, which is overtly derogatory, benevolent sexism operates under the guise of kindness or protection towards women. It portrays women as delicate, nurturing, and in need of men’s […]

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