[ buh-nev-uh-luhnt sek-siz-uhm ]
/ bəˈnɛv ə lənt ˈsɛk sɪz əm /
a form of sexism in which people, especially women, who conform to traditional gender roles are viewed in a positive manner.
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Origin of benevolent sexism
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby benevolent sexism
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