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sexism

[sek-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles.
  2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex or gender, as in restricted job opportunities, especially such discrimination directed against women.
  3. ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against or hatred of women; misogyny.
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Origin of sexism

1965–70; sex + -ism, on the model of racism
Related formsan·ti·sex·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-sexism

sexism

noun
  1. discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
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Derived Formssexist, noun, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from sex + -ism, on the model of racism
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Word Origin and History for anti-sexism

sexism

n.

1968; see sexist + -ism.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

anti-sexism in Culture

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.)

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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.

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