sexism

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sexism

[sek′sizəm]
a belief that one sex is superior to the other and that the superior sex has endowments, rights, prerogatives, and status greater than those of the inferior sex. Sexism results in discrimination in all areas of life and acts as a limiting factor in educational, professional, and psychological development. sexist, n., adj.
The belief or attitude that one sex is inferior, less competent, or valuable than the other

sex·ism

(seks'izm)
Attitudes and practices that place different values on, or create unequal opportunities for, people because of their gender.

sexism

All of the actions and attitudes that relegate individuals of either sex to a secondary and inferior status in society.
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That society attaches such importance to proving who is a real man or a real woman is a revealingly paranoid aspect of genderism.
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While we must be sensitive to the problems of racism, sexism, and genderism, we must understand that these things are evil because they divide and thus weaken us in our struggle against capitalism.