"Men’s dyadic dependency on women creates an unusual situation in which members of a more powerful group are dependent on members of a subordinate group. Sex is popularly viewed as a resource for which women act as the gatekeepers. This creates a vulnerability that men may resent, which is reflected in the frequency with which women are portrayed in literature as manipulative ‘temptresses,’ such as Delilah, who can ‘emasculate’ men. The belief that women use their sexual allure to gain dominance over men (who would, in vulgar parlance, be called ‘pussy-whipped’) is a belief that is associated with hostility towards women. As Bargh and Raymond and Pryor, Giedd, and Williams demonstrated, for some men sexual attraction toward women may be inseparable from a desire to dominate them."
The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory: Differentiating Hostile and Benevolent Sexism by Peter Glick and Susan T. Fiske
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