Navigation Links
Warning about 'benevolent sexism' and men's apparently positive attitudes towards women
Date:1/20/2011

This release is available in Spanish.

Research conducted at the University of Granada warns about the negative effects of the so-called "benevolent sexism", a term used for apparently "positive" ideas and attitudes of men towards women, which are based on the assumption that men must take care of and sacrifice themselves for women.

The research revealed that when individuals are told that a man has attitudes socially considered as "good" towards his wife even although those attitudes are sexist they tend to justify sexual violence within the couple and to exonerate the man (as they consider that he is entitled to have sexual relations with his wife) and to blame the woman (as they consider that it is a woman's duty to sexually satisfy her husband).

The author of this research -which was supervised by professors Miguel Moya Morales and Jess Lpez Megas is Mercedes Durn Segura, at the Department of Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology of the University of Granada. For the purpose of the study, six experimental studies were conducted, where more than 700 students aged between 18 and 24 and from different Faculties participated. One of such studies was carried out in collaboration with the University of Kent (United Kingdom).

Pioneer Research

The research conducted at the University of Granada is a world pioneer research: while other studies only analysed how sexist beliefs affect the judgement that individuals make of rape and rape-victims, this new study also revealed that men's benevolent sexist attitudes towards women are used to justify sexual violence within the couple.

The results obtained from this study "could be applied for designing and enhancing educational programs in sexual harassment prevention mainly for men with the purpose of reducing sexual harassment rates, but also for women, to help them become aware of the reality of the problem and help them in identifying what factors could weaken their assertive reactions in such cases".

According to Durn Segura, what is important about this study is that it remarks the negative impact that benevolent sexist attitudes of men towards their couples have on our Society. However, such protection and affection "are not innocent, since men with benevolent sexist attitudes consider women as inferior to men, and that is the reason why they assume that women need their protection and care".

The results drawn from this research were recently and partly published in a special issue of the most important journal in this field, Sex Roles, focused on "ambivalent sexism".


'/>"/>

Contact: Mercedes Durn Segura
mmduran@ugr.es
34-646-465-480
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
2. Connecticut Board Considers Warning About Risk Of Stroke Following Chiropractic Neck Manipulation
3. FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
4. Warning: Immigrating to North America may foster smoking in children
5. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
6. A Warning to Negligent Apartment Building Landlords in New York From Personal Injury Lawyer, David Perecman
7. Americans for Responsible Health Care Launch Radio Ads Targeting Seven Democrats, Warning The People Are Watching...
8. Not All Slings Are Created Equally: Baby Sling & Carrier Manufacturers Speak Out On Baby Sling Safety Warning
9. FDA Issues Warning on Fat-Melting Spa Injections
10. Warning Over Dangers of Used Racking Issued By Thistle Systems
11. Normal Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... George H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. ... pathway toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps , official operators of Nike ... high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated in the picturesque New ... ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We are thrilled to be ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Regular gym users know the routine: each January, they see a ... treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses of November and December, people make ... joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, or signing up for Zumba. And ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting, ... in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report with ... ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 hospitals ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Stuart Bentkover, MD, ... the PicoSure. Designed to provide the most effective tattoo removal today, Dr. Bentkover is ... results. , Developed by Cynosure, the PicoSure has been approved by the Food and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Annual Global Healthcare Conference at 9:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, ... . David W. Meline , executive vice president and ... Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the ... A replay of the webcast will also be available on ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Patients in Alabama seeking prostate care ... longer have to travel out of state. Vituro Health ... Centers of Alabama to provide a total prostate management ... Alabama is known throughout ... cancer using many different modalities. They are the largest and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York , February 5, 2016 ... new Transparency Market Research report states that the global ... in 2014 and is predicted to reach US$185.9 bn ... CAGR of 6.50% from 2014 to 2020. The title ... (Branded/Generic/Over-the-counter, Chemical/Biological, Captive/Contract Manufactured, by Geography, and by Therapeutic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: