Sexism



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; .
Contemporary Examples

Some gamers ‘rape’ other avatars in Grand Theft Auto V. Is there no game over to sexism in the industry?
Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives: Zoe Quinn, Virtual Rape, and Sexism Amanda Marcotte August 21, 2014

She found that both types of sexism could be equally damaging.
How Women Managed Historic Victories on Election Day 2012 Allison Yarrow November 11, 2012

During the election, one of the things I never got over being shocked by was the sexism the media held toward my mother and Sarah.
David Letterman’s Double Standard Meghan McCain June 11, 2009

For a president who talked about bending the arc of history, being accused of sexism is a troubling stain on his legacy.
Secret Campaign for Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stuart Stevens September 11, 2013

Ernst responded by accusing Braley of sexism because his ad, which featured a baby bird not making a peep, had a “chick” in it.
The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever Ben Jacobs July 21, 2014

She talks to Michele Filgate about diaries, sexism, and “unsympathetic characters.”
Interview: ‘Heroines’ Author Kate Zambreno Michele Filgate November 22, 2012

Presented with victimized men, justices had a way of suddenly comprehending the perniciousness of sexism.
Feminism’s Last Line of Defense Michelle Goldberg October 6, 2009

Caring about sexism is important when it suits their political goal.
Critics of Rush Limbaugh Ignore Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi Misogyny Kirsten Powers March 8, 2012

A middle-class woman to boot, she ran the gauntlet of upper-class men marinated in sexism and class prejudice.
The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality Gail Sheehy January 10, 2012

But he feels they go too far in their sensitivity to perceived racism and sexism on-air quotes.
The Real War on Fox Benjamin Sarlin October 29, 2009

noun
discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
n.

1968; see sexist + -ism.

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.

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