Ambivalent Sexism Inventory:
H = Hostile Sexism, B = Benevolent Sexism, (P) = Protective Paternalism, (G) = Complementary Gender Differentiation, (I) = Heterosexual Intimacy, * = reverse-scored item.
No matter how accomplished he is, a man is not truly complete as a person unless he has the love of a woman.
Many women are actually seeking special favors, such as hiring policies that favor them over men, under the guise of asking for “equality.”
In a disaster, women ought not necessarily to be rescued before men.
Most women interpret innocent remarks or acts as being sexist.
Women are too easily offended.
6. B(I)* :
People are often truly happy in life without being romantically involved with a member of the other sex.
7. H* :
Feminists are not seeking for women to have more power than men.
8. B(G) :
Many women have a quality of purity that few men possess.
9. B(P) :
Women should be cherished and protected by men.
10. H :
Most women fail to appreciate fully all that men do for them.
11. H :
Women seek to gain power by getting control over men.
12. B(I) :
Every man ought to have a woman whom he adores.
13. B(I)* :
Men are complete without women.
14. H :
Women exaggerate problems they have at work.
15. H :
Once a woman gets a man to commit to her, she usually tries to put him on a tight leash.
16. H :
When women lose to men in a fair competition, they typically complain about being discriminated against.
17. B(P) :
A good woman should be set on a pedestal by her man.
18. H* :
There are actually very few women who get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances.
19. B(G) :
Women, compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility.
20. B(P) :
Men should be willing to sacrifice their own well being in order to provide financially for the women in their lives.
21. H* :
Feminists are making entirely reasonable demands of men.
22. B(G) :
Women, as compared to men, tend to have a more refined sense of culture and good taste.