- attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles.
- discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex or gender, as in restricted job opportunities, especially such discrimination directed against women.
- ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against or hatred of women; misogyny.
Origin of sexism
Examples from the Web for sexism
Its biggest asset, of course, is the steely Atwell, who never asks you to feel sorry for Carter despite all the sexism around her.Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Stomps on the Patriarchy
January 7, 2015
The rule of law, you see, buckles, bends and sometimes crumbles under the weight of racism, sexism, and classism.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
The most interesting personal information Grandin shared during the AMA was the sexism she faced during the start of her career.
In fact, she says the sexism she faced was far more of an obstacle than her autism in the workplace.
Male-dominance and sexism in video gaming is more evident than ever.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
- discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
Word Origin and History for sexism
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.)
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.