sexism(redirected from Gender Chauvinism)
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- any attitudes and actions which overtly or covertly discriminate against women or men on the grounds of their sex or GENDER – see SEX DISCRIMINATION.
- 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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