Benevolent sexism: Chivalry’s dark side

By Catherine Woulfe In Lifestyle, Psychology

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Benevolent sexism is a term used in academic circles. It is often equated to chivalry. But although chivalry is the most visible part of such sexism, it’s not the whole story. According to academics, benevolent sexists believe that women are warm, wonderful, fragile creatures who ought to be protected and provided for by men. They tend to think women should be at home with the kids and men should be the breadwinners. But in the 21st century, aren’t such beliefs rare in this part of the world? Not according to a recent study from the University of Auckland… ...

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