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Measuring Sexism Ambivalent Sexism Inventory the ASI Scale

The  Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI)  can be found in a publication by Peter Glick and Susan T. Fiske (1996). The scale is not a general sexism inventory. Instead, the ASI measures sexist attitudes toward women using two subscales: Hostile Sexism and Benevolent Sexism.  Hostile sexism  is the familiar negative prejudice that overtly harms women. The analysis suggested a unitary construct marked by dominance or women.      Example:  Most women interpret innocent remarks or acts as being sexist. Benevolent sexism  is also harmful but is not always recognized by men. Three components are Protective paternalism, Complementary Gender Differentiation, and Heterosexual Intimacy.      Example: Women, compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility. Men who are sexist in this dual sense do not appear to experience tension. For example, they may view women as incompetent for certain work yet feel women ought to be protected. In their article, the authors examined the f