sexism(redirected from Sex-discrimination)
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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.
Attitudes and practices that place different values on, or create unequal opportunities for, people because of their gender.
All of the actions and attitudes that relegate individuals of either sex to a secondary and inferior status in society.