heterosexism


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The belief that heterosexual activities and institutions are better than those with a genderless or homosexual orientation

heterosexism

Psychology The belief that heterosexual activities and institutions are better than those with a genderless or homosexual orientation. See Homophobia.

het·er·o·sex·ism

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'sizm)
A belief that heterosexuality is the only normal and acceptable sexual orientation and is superior to other orientations. Heterosexism discriminates against and excludes people on the basis of sexual orientation.
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OCB = organizational citizenship behavior; Climate = organizational climate for heterosexism; Outness = workplace outness; Helping OCB = helping behavior OCB performed; Compliance OCB = organizational compliance OCB performed.
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This individual's comments in her reaction paper deflected the focus toward the racial minority students instead of identifying her own thoughts concerning heterosexism and homophobia.
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Heterosexism and homophobia among college students.
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Discussion of heterosexism may be included at a later stage, along with examination of scholarly materials for their heterosexist assumptions, and inclusion of lesbian and gay readings and other teaching materials.
Providers and their staffs need to understand why lesbians might be reluctant to seek medical care, and the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the provision of services to lesbians.
Heterosexism is described by politically-correct council bosses as "the unintentional discrimination towards, or against, non heterosexuals due to cultural bias".
Many clergy indicate their rejection of homosexuality, and heterosexism is sanctioned in the Bible.
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But, as Leo observes, educational schools--already "a liberal monoculture"--are using dispositions theory "to require support for diversity and a culturally left agenda, including opposition to what the schools sometimes call 'institutional racism, classism and heterosexism.'" Leo provides several examples, including the case of Edward Swan, a forty-two-year-old student at Washington State University's college of education.