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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Although her family did not express heterosexist views growing up, Alma does report that she did hear anti-muxe and heterosexist beliefs when she attended church.
Toibin reframes heterosexist and homophobic notions of family and community, promoting an ethics of inclusion in the face of a long history of repudiation, silence, and intolerance towards gay men.
These deep-seated heterosexist norms are also perpetuated in the military, an institution that plays an integral role in both Ruido de fondo and Hector Tobar's The Tattooed Soldier (1995).
Therapists who impose heterosexist beliefs on sexual minority clients may contribute to the clients' internalization of heterosexism.
The aforementioned literature review indicates that workplace heterosexist climate and anticipated discrimination are negatively associated with job satisfaction.
From the heterosexist ideology, this kind of acts is justified because they are put to the service of male sexual excitement, and they are not exactly a deviation from the heterosexual orientation.
No one is immune to the influences of our heteronormative, heterosexist, lesbianphobic and racist society.
Since most of the authors in the volume want to see an end to hierarchical and heterosexist conceptions of manhood, this is a troubling absence.
She described all essentialist concepts of sex and gender, a form of the heterosexist oppression because heterosexuality is a norm in society and people are judged on the basis on their sexual identity.
Singer's informative paper challenges practitioners to avoid heterosexist frameworks in the assessment of new clients.
Wilhelm's novel is less interested in heterosexist masculinity (though does not ignore it, as I will discuss), but her imitation of Hemingway suggests that she may have seen something in his style of apparent factuality with underlying ambiguity that was useful for her own tale.