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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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The more egregious examples of blatant sexism that women have faced at various points in their careers.
These supposed gestures of good faith may entice women to accept the status quo in society because sexism literally looks welcoming, appealing and harmless," she claims.
The broad research question is explored in R1, while the [dual] role of hostile sexism as an independent variable is examined in R2.
A significant contribution to the understanding of sexism was carried out by Glick and Fiske (1996, 1999, 2001), who define ambivalent sexism (AS) as the result of the combination of two elements with antagonist affective loads: 1) hostile sexism (HS) shares its negative charge with more traditional sexism, it considers women to be inferior to men and adopts a stereotyped and negative view of women; and 2) benevolent sexism (BS), of a positive affective tone, which transmits the view of women as weak creatures who must be protected and, at the same time, placed on a pedestal, where their "natural" roles of wife and mother are adored and from which they should not stray.
Interestingly, the defence of the female "get 'em off" crowd to the charge of sexism - "It's just a bit of fun, innit?
Although the word sexism often triggers thoughts of overt acts of discrimination and bias against an individual because of his or her sex, many acts of sexism may now be expressed more covertly due to social and political stigmas and reprimands that often accompany blatant acts of sexism.
Although if Wayne Rooney decides not to scream obscenities in the face of a referee simply because she is a woman, is this sexism or gentlemanly courtesy?
We are living in a fast-changing cultural environment and I would like to think sexism isn't as bad as it was 30 years ago but many women are still experiencing it and it is something we must work to change.
No imagery of the Holocaust or calls of anti-Semitism or sexism should ever be used lightly or should ever be used to scare people into voting for one candidate over another.
WORKPLACES across the UK are "awash" with sexism, with women and other employees facing discrimination, even if it lies below the surface, according to a new report today.
The society will launch its new manifesto Sexism and the City tomorrow, calling for an end to sexism in the work place and for a change in the law.
The Sexism and the City campaign is calling upon Government, businesses and individual employees to take urgent action.