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Jolanda Jetten, Nyla R. Branscombe, Aarti Iyer & Nobuko Asai

In: The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

Chapter 19: Appraising Gender Discrimination as Legitimate orIllegitimate: Antecedents and Consequences

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Appraising Gender Discrimination as Legitimate orIllegitimate: Antecedents and Consequences
Appraising Gender Discrimination as Legitimate or Illegitimate: Antecedents andConsequences
Jolanda JettenNyla R. BranscombeAarti IyerNobuko Asai
Introduction

I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wickedfolly of ‘Women’s Rights’, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poorfeeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to geta good whipping. Were women to ‘unsex’ themselves by claiming equality with men, theywould become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without maleprotection. (Letter of Queen Victoria, February 3, 1853)

Much has changed in the 160 years since Queen Victoria spoke out so strongly against genderequality. In the 21st century, very few ...

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