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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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These possibilities can be summarized into the following research propositions concerning the effects of server gender stereotypes and in-group bias/homophily.
In providing this type of guidance, teachers and careers officers, may be reflecting their own upbringings and expectations, and reinforcing the different subject options, according to their own gender stereotypes of appropriate subjects, particularly when it comes to the age of 16 to 19.
For the target items, the gender stereotypes of the metaphors were confirmed in advance using a norming study involving 72 additional participants (36 men and 36 women) who were enrolled in psychology or speech classes at a large Midwestern United States university.
By challenging ideas about gender stereotypes using positive examples - a man working as a midwife, a woman working as a mechanic, a young man expertly applying make-up and a girl playing with a muddy truck - the campaign seeks to spark discussions about the values and limitations negative gender stereotypes are placing on us all, girls, boys, women and men alike.
This is me" is a Welsh Government initiative to address underlying reasons for abuse and to challenge gender stereotypes.
The woman, who broke gender stereotypes when she led the prayers, said she had been receiving death threats on WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube but was not afraid.
The decision by the Committees of Advertising Practice follows a review earlier this year which found that some advertising could reinforce harmful gender stereotypes, which in turn could restrict the choices, aspirations and opportunities of children, young people and adults.
Rawan al Nassiri and Nada Bedair, also NU-Q students, won Best Documentary/Experimental Award for 'Treasures of the Past', a documentary that follows three older Qatari women as they strive to defy gender stereotypes by starting their own businesses.
Over the years you come to realize that your children are influenced by a whole host of variables, including exposure to cartoons and TV shows and your own imbedded gender stereotypes that you don't even realize you are portraying.
The United Kingdom has enacted strict new guidelines that can ban ads that keep gender stereotypes alive.
Can gender stereotypes be erased from our world by implementing gender-neutral kindergartens globally?
Caroline Bettis, the head of children's wear at John Lewis said: "We do not want to reinforce gender stereotypes within our John Lewis collections and instead want to provide greater choice and variety to our customers, so that the parent or child can choose what they would like to wear.