Examples of Benevolent Sexism

This is the second part of the article I started here on benevolent sexism. If you haven’t read it, read it here.
If sexism is poison, benevolent sexism is poison with cream toppings so you don’t notice the poison if you’re not looking. But I’m looking so let’s examine some examples of benevolent sexism (bs).

Men should protect women

This is patronizing as well as harmful as it stems from the notion that

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Benevolent sexism for dummies

“There should be more female leaders because women are more compassionate and gentle unlike men.”

Welcome to benevolent sexism 101.

Sexism is discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender.

Sexism can affect anyone, but it primarily affects women and girls and has been linked to stereotypes and gender roles. Sexism against women is primarily based on the belief that men are intrinsically superior to women.

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