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  • Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.

    ‘sexism in language is an offensive reminder of the way the culture sees women’
    • ‘It is a practice which perpetuates sexism, sex discrimination and sexual violence.’
    • ‘No group in the movement can claim to not be effected by systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of oppression.’
    • ‘One has only to think of such prejudices as racism and sexism.’
    • ‘The leftist types I hang out with can discuss this movie for hours with themes of sexism, racism, classism running throughout.’
    • ‘It is not possible to fail so effectively that you stop racism, sexism, ageism, humanism.’
    • ‘Patriarchy, sexism, heterosexism and globalization are all root causes of this particular form of exploitation.’
    • ‘My point is that ageism is alive and well in our community, and it is, in its worst form, as harmful as racism, sexism, or homophobia.’
    • ‘It starts with three friends with deeply personal agendas to condemn fascism, elitism, classicism, racism and sexism.’
    • ‘Although by no means easy, it is easier to be increasingly open about your sexuality if you don't also have to be concerned with racism, sexism, and classism.’
    • ‘Another problem is that, to appeal to a human rights commission, one must document racism, sexism and classism separately.’
    • ‘We really only know how to talk about racism, sexism and homophobia.’
    • ‘It's important to analyze the recurring intersection between homophobia and sexism worldwide.’
    • ‘In general, consciousness of sexism in language is a younger-generation, urban, and politically liberal concern.’
    • ‘As a consequence, the use of stereotypes can breed racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.’
    • ‘You know the litany: sexism, racism, colonialism, homophobia.’
    • ‘It's not enough to end sexism if some women are still suffering from racism or homophobia.’
    • ‘This form of discrimination is as intellectually unjustified as racism or sexism.’
    • ‘It means fighting against sexism and its manifestations in areas such as people's attitudes and opinions, advertising and the law, to name a few.’
    • ‘Prior productions have dealt with HIV / AIDS, masculinity, sexism, and abuse among others.’
    chauvinism, discrimination, prejudice, bias
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/ˈsekˌsizəm/ /ˈsɛkˌsɪzəm/


Mid 19th century (in sense ‘the state or condition of belonging to the male or female sex’): from sex + -ism.