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ambivalent sexism

[am-biv-uh-luh nt sek-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a theory that sexism toward women is multidimensional, one form (hostile sexism) reflecting negative views of women who challenge traditional gender roles, and the other form (benevolent sexism) reflecting positive views of women who conform to these roles.
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Origin of ambivalent sexism

First recorded in 1990–95
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