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Started by Agaliarept on Jul 2, 2018 4:22:21 PM
What Is Benevolent Sexism? Study Explains Why Women May Find It Attractive

Benevolent sexism may be a preferred or attractive trait to women when choosing a romantic partner, according to new research authored by Pelin Gul from Iowa State University and Tom Kupfer from the University of Kent in England.

BS, on the other hand, describes a generalization or assumption that is not framed as an attack but may even be seen as a positive standard. Examples of BS include beliefs that men should always pay for a date, that all women are nurturing and soft, or that all men should remain strong and never cry.

Agaliarept - 02 Jul 2018 16:23:36 (#1 of 19)

I guess Halfnelson was right all those times after all.

TheExcession - 02 Jul 2018 16:25:16 (#2 of 19)

Tsk, now don't you worry your pretty little heads about it, ladies. Just run along and make me a cup of tea would you?

(Is pelted by bricks, rotten fruit, bombs, knives etc. etc.)

Delighted_User - 02 Jul 2018 16:25:58 (#3 of 19)

There may be a hint in the initials.

Agaliarept - 02 Jul 2018 16:27:35 (#4 of 19)

PG and TK?

EDIT: Ohhhhhhh. I get you.

bossab2 - 02 Jul 2018 18:57:05 (#5 of 19)

Otherwise known as the 'Princess Syndrome'

lusmeri1 - 02 Jul 2018 19:16:49 (#6 of 19)

"Other stores sell thongs to 7-10-year-olds with slogans on them, such as “wink wink” or “eye candy;” one has even started selling crotchless underwear for girls within this age range. Abercrombie and Fitch, a nationally known clothing company, sold bikinis with push up tops in them designed for children as young as 5."

Is this true? If it is the people who make and sell them should be wheeled out and shot.

HorstVogel - 02 Jul 2018 19:20:20 (#7 of 19)

What about the buyers? I find A&F stuff puke worthy.

bossab2 - 02 Jul 2018 19:23:10 (#8 of 19)

There's a whole industry flogging overpriced pink shit to little madams

This is much more practical for children than a dressing up box, because it's easier to find everything - we recommend tiaras in the top tray, dancing shoes in the base. It's also available in our Star Bright design.

GreenFuture - 02 Jul 2018 19:29:46 (#9 of 19)

Sounds an ideal cover story for people hoping to practice the non benevolent aspects.

lusmeri1 - 02 Jul 2018 19:31:24 (#10 of 19)

I'm aware of the Princess stuff. I try to steer clear of it when buying presents for small girls, although I recognise that there is an argument that a gift should be about what the recipient would like, not what the giver thinks they ought to like.

Buying pretty princess things for girls isn't the same as dressing them in clothes that sexualise them, though.

SheikYerbouti - 02 Jul 2018 19:46:12 (#11 of 19)

10 mildly creepy points for me!

Agaliarept - 02 Jul 2018 19:58:49 (#12 of 19)

one has even started selling crotchless underwear for girls within this age range.

Jesus that can’t be true. They’re a sex aid.

That can’t be legal.

bossab2 - 02 Jul 2018 20:05:16 (#13 of 19)

Kim Cardigan has a lot to answer for.

popperhead - 02 Jul 2018 20:05:48 (#14 of 19)

I actually don't believe that. Any such store would get burnt to the ground. I don't even believe that anywhere sells thongs for seven to ten year olds. I think the author is at best repeating moral panic stories. At least I hope to hell she is.

HelenDamnation - 02 Jul 2018 20:09:03 (#15 of 19)

little madams

Charming as ever.

emorobot - 02 Jul 2018 20:11:38 (#16 of 19)

I'll just fix it for them...

Examples of BS include beliefs that men should always pay for a date (however expensive), that all women are nurturing and soft, even the Prime Minister, or that all men should remain strong and never cry, but should instead deal with life's massive, negative emotional overloads by resorting to violence or suicide.

Yep, sounds like BS to me!

bossab2 - 02 Jul 2018 20:12:31 (#17 of 19)

Princessism is an introduction to being a lifelong 'pink shit' consumer

Yes, businesses sell this stuff because people buy it...

Hilary - 03 Jul 2018 10:03:55 (#18 of 19)

That's the usual reason.

Jacob_Richter - 03 Jul 2018 10:16:28 (#19 of 19)

And all is well.....

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