Test your sexism score!

January 13th, 2013 at 9:08 am by David Farrar

The Listener had a link to this sexism test. As with all online tests do not take it as canonical – it is just a bit of fun, reflecting the values of the author who programmed it.

On a 0 to 5 scale, I scored 1.00 on hostile and 1.18 on benevolent . This is below the average for both men and women!

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44 Responses to “Test your sexism score!”

  1. Dean Papa (743 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 1.45
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 1.45

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  2. Pete George (22,851 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 1.27
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 1.82

    Didn’t like some of the questions, it was difficult to answer accurately. For example “Women seek to gain power by getting control over men. ” Some women do, some don’t.

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  3. SalParadise (54 comments) says:

    Hostile sexism: 0.55
    Benevolent sexism: 1.55

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  4. Scott1 (448 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 1.36
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 1.55

    A lot of my answers were very sensitive to the exact understanding of the question. Every question with an “every” in it was likely to get a strongly disagree. and often men or women could be exchanged and get the same answer (for example Q20 in a relationship both sides should somewhat be willing to sacrifice in order to provide financially for the other)

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  5. David Garrett (6,446 comments) says:

    Crikey, what sensitive new age petals you chaps are!

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  6. Chuck Bird (4,682 comments) says:

    The joke it that the test is sexist itself as only looks at sexism against woman and ignores sexism against me like longer prison sentences for the same crime.

    My score was

    Hostile Sexism Score: 3.73
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 3.36

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  7. frankdb (150 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 4.55
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 0.45

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  8. CHFR (219 comments) says:

    WOW I am a woman and I outscore most of you blokes.

    Hostile Sexism 2.64
    Benevolent Sexism 3.18

    Just goes to show how sexist we women are. I read the article in the Listner yesterday and I just kept feeling like they are trying too hard to separate me from what I was taught by my mother ( a true feminist) about how I was expected to treat and be treated by my husband.

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  9. David in Chch (508 comments) says:

    I took the test yesterday while browsing the website. I forget the exact numbers but as I recall is was about 1.2 and 1.1 for hostile and benevolent sexism, respectively. And yes, PG and Scott1, I didn’t like some of the questions either, but that’s why there was a gradational scale. sadly there was not score for ‘neither’ – I was forced one way or the other. Still, I could put in scores close to the middle when I wanted to do so.

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  10. Ryan Sproull (7,033 comments) says:

    Hostile: 0.27
    Benevolent: 0.45

    Some really stupid questions in there.

    “Women are too easily offended.” Yes, absolutely agree, but no more than men are too easily offended.

    “Men are complete without women.” Easy question for gay guys to answer there.

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  11. Tauhei Notts (1,609 comments) says:

    Frankdb,
    Thank you for posting on this site.
    I was the worst, until I saw your score.
    You’re the man.

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  12. frankdb (150 comments) says:

    I did that test in such a way as to illustrate what a stupid exercise it was.

    Hostile Sexism Score: 2.55
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 3.00

    This score was achieved by blindly hitting 2,3 or 4 and being a black man in my 20s from Costa Rico.

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  13. David Garrett (6,446 comments) says:

    Tauehei: good to know there are a few other “unreconstructed” blokes out there!

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  14. dime (9,441 comments) says:

    Turns out, in the words of pantera, I am fucking hostile! 3.0

    Apparently I’m more likely to be cool with spousal abuse. Wtf. I can’t even handle watching that on tv. Makes me ill. Although gay spousal abuse is hilarious.

    The other rating was 2.55. They slipped in there that I’m more likely to think a rape victim was asking for it. Wtf.

    best statement was the one about women exaggerating work problems lol

    Oh scored over 1? He must be in the shower crying now. Then off o his women’s group to apologise

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  15. dime (9,441 comments) says:

    That was meant to be PG scored over one. Dam ipad.

    Also, funny how white was like the 4th option for those completing the survey

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  16. Pete George (22,851 comments) says:

    No dime, I’m in the lounge laughing now, at you for getting your knickers in a twist. Maybe you didn’t notice that half the results posted here score lower than me, but I guess you don’t have a habit of bitching at the others.

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  17. Mary Rose (393 comments) says:

    0.55 and 1.27, whatever that proves. Given some of the questions, not a lot.

    Looks like Cubans have a few issues, if you do the ‘compare by country’ thing.

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  18. Pharmachick (228 comments) says:

    Hostile sexism: 1.45
    Benevolent: 0.55

    Some of these questions seem to be tipped towards a singular end of the spectrum, but no survey research is perfect.

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  19. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 3.18
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 3.09

    apparently I’m hostile to women. Ah no I’m not. all my slaves are women.

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  20. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Yawn why would anyone waste their time with this? Some of us detest the brainwashing we rec’d from female teachers in all female schools but have to admit a very thorough job was done on us.

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  21. Pharmachick (228 comments) says:

    PS Agree with Ryan Sproull – when answering “men are not complete without a woman” the first thought that came into my mind was my gay men friends – obviously strongly disagree. But then perhaps, as Kiwis; we’re unusually non-sexist compared to other countries. I’d put this down to a general laid-back attitude as well as the #8 wire attitude that we teach to both our sons AND our daughters (i.e. “the you can fix/do/be anything” mantra that we have in NZ which seems to be independent of sex)

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  22. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexisim 4.36

    Benevolent Sexisim 1.18

    I win!!!

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  23. nasska (10,678 comments) says:

    Shit oh dear…..I’m off to find a cave & a club. Hostile 4.45 vs Benevolent 1.91.

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  24. Pharmachick (228 comments) says:

    I also had a *huge* problem with the survey’s use of the term “feminist”.

    I think early feminists (suffragettes as well as the flappers and even 50s and 60s) were certainly onto something and “fought the good fight” as it were … but I think the latter day ones (esp. the 80s, 90s and 00s nutters) are really out there [in a crazy way] and I *certainly* wouldn’t use the word “feminist” for myself, despite believing strongly in equality etc.

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  25. RightNow (6,668 comments) says:

    Women ARE too easily offended, especially by prize winning farts. It’s just a fact.

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  26. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Congrats Nasska, I knew my lead would be short lived but you just kicked arse

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  27. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    Shit PEB ya better not tell Mrs PEB or does she already know?

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  28. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    She knows and I have convinced myself that she finds it very attractive but it also may have something to do with her living in Auckland and me still in the eastern bay.

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  29. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    David Garrett (3,105) Says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Crikey, what sensitive new age petals you chaps are!

    So Garrett what was your score or is it to remain a state secret?

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  30. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    oh well will catch up with you this week. will email you.

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  31. Colville (2,081 comments) says:

    I got 4.2 and 1.05 ….. nasska you rock!

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  32. nasska (10,678 comments) says:

    Pauleastbay

    You’ll get redomesticated & your man card clipped when you move back to the big smoke. Meanwhile I don’t think I’ll mention the results of this test to ‘her indoors’…..she might get the wrong idea. :)

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  33. Griff (6,803 comments) says:

    shit I almost make normy.
    2.15 1.2
    You stoneagers wounder where the Maori get the “eggs bitch” from.

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  34. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    Here ya go. Never a truer word was said.

    http://screencast.com/t/NwVi22U85Z7

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  35. MT_Tinman (2,993 comments) says:

    4.64, 1.36.

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  36. Chaucey (43 comments) says:

    My Hostile Sexism score was well under 1 and the benevolent sexism score was just at 1. I couldn’t get the score precisely as hovering doesn’t seem to work on my IPAD. I am quite surprised at some of the high scores that some readers here got. I expect mine are low because I didn’t agree much with the generalised questions.

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  37. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    I expect mine are low because I didn’t agree much with the generalised questions.

    or you sit down to piss.

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  38. chiz (1,119 comments) says:

    Hostile: 0.64
    Benevolent: 1.55

    Some of the questions seem vaguely worded.

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  39. pq (728 comments) says:

    pure drivel

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  40. Viking2 (11,138 comments) says:

    Pauleastbay (3,229) Says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I expect mine are low because I didn’t agree much with the generalised questions.

    or you sit down to piss.
    —:lol: hostile sexism. 27 :lol:

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  41. Steve (North Shore) (4,499 comments) says:

    Hostile: 4.64
    Benevolent: 2.81
    Well?
    I don’t stand for no shit, but I do the breakfast every day, and specials on Sat/Sun mornings.
    ‘Cook me some fucking eggs Woman?’ no it is not like that.
    This test is for the metrosexuals who are still finding their testicles

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  42. Griff (6,803 comments) says:

    At my age its the not the finding any more Steve the f ing things keep doing the plucked chicken out of my shorts

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  43. Gerard Barry (27 comments) says:

    Hostile – 3.18; benevolent – 2.09

    This is the score that you get for treating woman as equals.

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  44. graham (2,215 comments) says:

    Hostile Sexism Score: 2.73
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 3.27

    Don’t take it too seriously – as DPF says, it will obviously reflect the values of the person who designed it. And you can’t take it THAT seriously anyway, far too many variables. Like, for instance question 18:

    There are actually very few women who get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances

    Are we talking girls in their late teens/early twenties, or women in their forties?

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