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benevolent sexism

[buh-nev-uh-luh nt sek-siz-uh m] /bəˈnɛv ə lənt ˈsɛk sɪz əm/
noun
1.
See under ambivalent sexism.
Origin of benevolent sexism
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75

ambivalent sexism

[am-biv-uh-luh nt sek-siz-uh m] /æmˈbɪv ə lənt ˈsɛk sɪz əm/
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.
Origin
First recorded in 1990-95
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