sexism

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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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But if 50% of the people offered this choice opt to have a girl first and 50% choose a boy first, no gender bias is exhibited; it's just individual preference.
He added, "While gender bias has unique issues involved, many issues do have carry over that affect race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global progress, and it is particularly acute in the workplace.
Fortunately, the cost of doing nothing is too high for any business -- and economies as a whole -- to bear, which is why we are optimistic that eliminating gender bias at work is possible.
For the first time, we've demonstrated that a possible gender bias can influence decisions about who should be admitted to an ICU.
His rival Richard Leonard has promised to address the gender gap at school by creating a "gender equality training standard" for teachers to help eliminate gender bias in classrooms.
The committee, which included leaders from major law firms, judges who served on two previous Supreme Court commissions on gender bias, board members, Young Lawyer Division representatives, and others, spent hundreds of hours researching the issue, talking with experts, debating solutions, and preparing its report, Higer said.
When we consider the relationship between parental gender bias investment attitude and educational aspiration, we find that parental gender bias attitude significantly decreases the educational aspiration of children and this is significant only for girls not for boys.
District Judge Michael McShane said he found no evidence to back the players' contention that university officials had denied them due process and subjected them to gender bias while deciding their discipline in a high-profile 2014 case that ended their time with the Ducks.
The study also found that 70 percent of women surveyed perceived gender bias, as opposed to 22 percent of men.
It does this by presenting case study after case study of gender equality and inequality, alongside solid research on gender bias, across the world.