Women, know your limits. Patrick O’Connell

I’m gonna be talking about Ambivalent sexism, which is half benevolent, half hostile.  Benevolent sexism is the idealization of traditional roles, while hostile sexism is demonizing the sexes when they move away from these roles.

Here’s a good example.

The video first shows men’s hostility to the woman when she assumes a more masculine role (i.e., understanding economics).  In the second example, when she acts in a stereotypical feminine way, they overwhelmingly approve.  Supporting her only when she acts in the way they expect is how benevolent sexism works.

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