Here’s why being nice at work can backfire for women. Quartz explains how warmth/competence tradeoffs demonstrated in research my colleagues and I have conducted affect women at work.
Pressures for women to intensively pursue beauty represent a method for focusing on women’s appearance rather than their competence. This Forbes article reports recent research with my colleagues on how beauty pressures ramp up when women succeed in business.
Do politicians from both parties talk about their wives in sexist ways? This Washington Post analysis applies benevolent sexism to analyze male politician’s wife jokes.
Why does everyone hate the Jews? Susan Fiske and I explain in this Mind of State podcast
This CNN Business article covers research on how masculinity contest cultures create toxic organizational climates.
This Harvard Business Review article I co-authored with Jennifer Berdahl and Marianne Cooper explains the masculinity contest culture concept and our research results
Why do anti-Semitic conspiracy theories continue to occur? This New York Times op ed by Amy Cuddy uses our joint research to explain why the anti-Semitism that led to the Pittsburgh synagogue attack persists
Amy Cuddy and I explain how subtyping women “divides and conquers” in this Boston Globe op ed
This Harvard Business Review article cites benevolent sexism to explain how seemingly positive but sexist “compliments” undermine women’s perceived competence
Did Trump win the election due to sexism? This Vox article applies ambivalent sexism theory to understanding the election outcome.
This New York Magazine article uses ambivalent sexism theory to explain why close contact between men and women does not necessarily reduce sexism, with special emphasis on the 2016 presidential election.
Time magazine covers Airbnb’s anti-bias initiatives, including training I developed in collaboration with Dr. Robert Livingston (Harvard).
The Washington Post quotes my interpretation of a Pew poll finding that half of U.S. men think sexism no longer exists.
Ambivalent sexism is featured in this PBS News Hour piece about how sexism swayed the 2016 presidential election
A New York Times article (The Feminine Critique) explains barriers to women’s leadership, citing my research.
This quartz.com piece applies the warmth-competence model to attitudes toward Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Listen to my chivalry debate on the syndicated Q radio program with opponent Emily Eshafani Smith
A Huffington Post article on why men fail to recognize benevolent sexism as harmgul
Read a Forbes on how benevolent sexism harms working women (with good examples of benevolent sexism at work).