Ambivalent Sexism Inventory:

H = Hostile Sexism, B = Benevolent Sexism, (P) = Protective Paternalism, (G) = Complementary Gender Differentiation, (I) = Heterosexual Intimacy, * = reverse-scored item.

 

1. B(I):

No matter how accomplished he is, a man is not truly complete as a person unless he has the love of a woman.

 

2. H:

Many women are actually seeking special favors, such as hiring policies that favor them over men, under the guise of asking for “equality.”

 

3. B(P)*:

In a disaster, women ought not necessarily to be rescued before men.

 

4. H:

Most women interpret innocent remarks or acts as being sexist.

 

5. H:

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.