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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 lawsuit alleges "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes inequitable compensation when compared with their counterparts on the men's national team.
The hashtag #KuToo could also be a reference to the #MeToo movement in the United States, where women in the media and film exposed gender discrimination and sexual harassment from their colleagues.  
The issue of gender discrimination is not limited to any particular social class.
We are going to launch a campaign against gender discrimination. All children should be treated equally,' Caroline said.
Summary: Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Mar 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to citizens to create a society that is devoid of gender discrimination.
In addition to monetary damages to the coach, the Park School agreed to a two-year consent decree to resolve the lawsuit, prohibiting the Park School from engaging in gender discrimination in the future.
Currently, six other states also prohibit gender discrimination in auto insurance rating - including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Women business owners who encounter gender discrimination from investors, customers or others often are taken aback initially.But over time they develop strategiesto deal with painful and awkward situations.
AS AN INTERNATIONAL development professional, I was so appreciative of Suchitra Dalvie's articulation in "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" of the disingenuous placement of sex-selective abortion in the realm of gender discrimination and protection of the girl child.
The government is urged to end gender discrimination by reforming Malaysia's citizenship laws to ensure both men and women can achieve equal rights for nationality.
Gender discrimination is an epidemic which has spread.
Fox News parent 21st Century Fox has reached an approximately $10M settlement to resolve a series of racial and gender discrimination lawsuits involving 18 current and former employees, the New York Times reports, citing a document viewed by the Times and three people briefed on the matter.

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