If you don’t know about “benevolent sexism” then you have probably been guilty of it on a regular basis without even knowing it. Since gamers are apparently among the most sexist of all sexists, it would not be surprising if every single man who plays video games has committed these insidious acts which supposedly “justify women’s subordinate status to men”. What are some of these horrible acts that when committed condemn men to contemptible sexist status? From the recent Northeastern University study “Nonverbal and Verbal Expressions of Men’s Sexism in Mixed-Gender Interactions“:Benevolent sexism may be attractive ideologically, but it is not attractive sexually. Those with the Game-educated eyes to see will understand that this is simply yet another screed imploring men to BE MORE ALPHA.
During the trivia game, men with more benevolent sexism were perceived to be more patient overall when waiting for the woman to answer the trivia questions.
Being patient with a woman is a sign of sexism. Got it.
…opening a car door for a woman may reflect simple politeness that would be extended to anyone; however, it could also reflect benevolent sexist attitudes if the man does it because of his assumption that men are more competent than women and that women should be pampered or protected by men, and his action may, in his subjective opinion, be positive and not at all sexist in the traditional sense
Opening doors for women is sexist. Never again.
…men’s benevolent sexism predicted more smiling
Yes, apparently smiling at a woman is also sexist.
…benevolent sexism is attractive ideologically for women because they may find it difficult to resist the allure of sexism in such a form. After all, benevolent sexist men hold women in high regards and are willing to sacrifice themselves to protect and save women
A man who is willing to give his life for a woman is sexist? So, men being willing to sacrifice their very lives to protect women is actually bad for women.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Is the very WORST kind of sexism. Which is to say, unsexy sexism: