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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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Hontiveros, however, said language is a powerful medium where sexism, gender discrimination and even violence against women are committed and replicated.
Research has also shown that benevolent sexism is positively correlated with fundamentalism (Eliason, 2014), and protective paternalism is positively correlated with Christian orthodoxy in men but not women (Maltby et al.
Ambivalent sexism has been defined as a set of beliefs and ideologies that, at the cultural level, legitimize conventional gender relations and that, at the individual level, promote the adoption of ambivalent attitudes toward men and women (Glick & Fiske, 1996, 2001).
There is certainly a lot more to be done by the Tories and I think, when it comes to sexism, some Sky presenters need to look at themselves, too.
It said Mrs Sim's successor, Chief Constable Steve Ashman, had considered her previous sexism allegations and did not believe they should be investigated.
When Birmingham City University lecturer Dr Gem Commane saw the adverts on her way into work, she posted a picture of them on Twitter, and it caused outrage among people branding it as everyday sexism.
Instead, benevolent sexism, seen in the church's teaching of complementarity, asserts that women are only different from men, often using positive language, praising their roles as mothers or identifying them as more nurturing than men.
Author Joshunda Sanders presents students, academics, researchers, media professionals working in a wide variety of contexts, and general interest readers with an examination of the impact of racism and sexism in American journalism.
It takes conscious willed effort not to reproduce sexism.
Cypriot society is ridden with sexism, the announcement said, and these type of behaviours violate a number of fundamental human rights and discourage more female participation in the political scene, "in a country where the percentage of female politicians is extremely low".
But let us, before going any further, take a look at the definition of sexism in the Oxford Dictionary:
The editorial collaboration of Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney "SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence" combines a riveting and critically acclaimed play (written in collaboration with New York City high school students and shedding light on enduring feminist issues with production notes, a guide for talk-backs, and provocative essays by Carol Gilligan, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Jarrod Chin of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), among others, providing the resources to inspire change within our communities and ourselves.