sexism

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The belief or attitude that one sex is inferior, less competent, or valuable than the other
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sex·ism

(seks'izm)
Attitudes and practices that place different values on, or create unequal opportunities for, people because of their gender.
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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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Ultimately, the authors of Half the Sky do a valuable service in bringing to the surface the systemic oppression of women, making a powerful case for their belief that this is the profound moral issue of our generation.
She challenged not only patriarchal views of an "inherently" subordinate motherhood but also contemporary feminist views that linked the oppression of women and mothering in a causal relationship.
We think HRW would do better to focus more attention on serious issues overseas, including the oppression of women, persecution of political minorities, slavery and human trafficking, and the slaughter of innocent civilians on the part of governments in many parts of the world.
This volume, a reprint from 1978, compiles essays by the late Reed, an author of many works on the origins of the oppression of women and the fight for their emancipation.
This book presents a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.
But there's also a thread of ambitious story telling in such productions as Eshet--created by Etgar Theatre for the 2002 Acco Theatre Festival in Israel--in which life-size puppets enact the Old Testament story of Tamar as a comment on the oppression of women. Another standout, coming to London for the first time in more than a decade of touring, is BlackSky White of Russia's USSR Was Here, a visceral inside view of a nation's disintegration.
The latest insight is provided by Enas Al Deghadi, an Egyptian director known for her controversial films about sexual oppression of women and religious intolerance.
The Muslim minister for urban regeneration told the Financial Times newspaper that the head-to-toe body covering and veil represented the "oppression of women, their enslavement, their humiliation." Amara, who is of Algerian descent, said France was a beacon for an enlightened Islam at ease with modernity, so it was necessary to fight the "gangrene, the cancer of radical Islam which completely distorts the message of Islam."
I'M WITH President Sarkozy when he says the burkha is a symbol of the oppression of women.
When your "manifesto" is based upon a work of conjecture at best or fiction at worst, directly threatens civil liberties, opposes gay rights and supports the oppression of women, where is the intellect or compassion in that?
And yet, the language of sacrifice has come under considerable scrutiny, especially among feminist theologians who argue that the call to sacrifice can lead to the oppression of women who have traditionally occupied subordinate roles in family, religion, and society.
Deller's critics troubles me also: The oppression of women under sharia law in some Muslim countries and the nihilistic violence of suicide bombers.