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sexism

  1. any attitudes and actions which overtly or covertly discriminate against women or men on the grounds of their sex or GENDER – see SEX DISCRIMINATION.
  2. any devaluation or denigration of women or men, but particularly women, which is embodied in institutions and social relationships, e.g. the sexist use of language, such as the male personal pronoun, ‘he’, to refer to men and women. See also PATRIARCHY.
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The judge instructed the jury that the employer could be liable if it believed that gender discrimination was a motivating, but not the only, factor for the termination.
Still, she feels the issue of gender discrimination at a club like Augusta National is important.
Despite the financial liability that companies face for differential treatment of workers because of gender, the literature suggests that gender discrimination in employment compensation will continue to be an active issue (Graham et al, 2000).
This is significant, he explained, because gender discrimination is subject to "heightened scrutiny," which means that state-sponsored gender discrimination is presumed to be unconstitutional, and [section] 5 legislation intended to remedy or prevent gender discrimination is presumed to be constitutional.
The amendments will be designed to introduce a clear definition of different types of discrimination and are expected to go beyond the current stance on gender discrimination by the Council of Ministers.
The result is that damages awarded in cases originating from gender discrimination suits will no longer be excludible from income.
I knew that she experienced racial and gender discrimination on the job.
Despite such progress, however, are we assured that the United States differs profoundly from such "primitive" societies as Chechnya and that gender discrimination here is nearly an amusing, antique memory?
One patron, Baroness Shreela Flather, wrote, `I have been hurt by the gender discrimination I often experience within my own Asian community.
5 million to settle a California class-action lawsuit involving gender discrimination claims, as well as reaching agreements in principle to resolve three remaining discrimination suits.
When we published our first report on the top African American women executives in the 21st anniversary issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE six years ago, it was an unprecedented barometer of the progress made by black women in corporate America despite continuing race and gender discrimination.
Supreme Court reversed the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, holding that amounts received for gender discrimination under Title VII could not be excluded under section 104(a)(2).

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