antisexism

sexism

[sek-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2.
discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.

Origin:
1965–70; sex + -ism, on the model of racism

antisexism, noun
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sexism (ˈsɛksɪzəm)
 
n
discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
 
[C20: from sex + -ism, on the model of racism]
 
'sexist
 
n, —adj

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sexism definition


The belief that one sex (usually the male) is naturally superior to the other and should dominate most important areas of political, economic, and social life. Sexist discrimination in the United States in the past has denied opportunities to women in many spheres of activity. Many allege that it still does. (See also affirmative action, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, glass ceiling, and National Organization for Women.)

sexism definition


The belief that one sex (usually the male) is naturally superior to the other and should dominate most important areas of political, economic, and social life.

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