[ am-biv-uh-luhnt sek-siz-uhm ]
/ æmˈbɪv ə lənt ˈsɛk sɪz əm /
a theory that sexism is multidimensional, one form (hostile sexism ) reflecting negative views of people, especially women, who challenge traditional gender roles, and the other form (benevolent sexism ) reflecting positive views of those who conform to these roles.
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Origin of ambivalent sexism
First recorded in 1990–95
Words nearby ambivalent sexism
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