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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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Revised and abbreviated forms of the Genderism and Transphobia scale: Tools for assessing anti-trans prejudice.
Recognizing the links between gender normativity and heteronormativity requires us to address the extent to which policing of sex and gender functions to construct gender anxiety and cissexual privilege (the assumption that the sex assigned at birth is somehow more natural and genuine, see Serano 2007), to propagate genderism (the pervasive and systemic belief in the naturalness and superiority of gender normative, see Airton 2009, 132) and to marginalize gender variant and transgender people (Whittle, Turner, & Al-Alami 2007).
At present it is almost universally recognized that genetic and phenotypic variations gave rise to many more Genderisms than the traditionally thought binary as man and woman.
A multisite and multinational evaluation of the Genderism and Transphobia Scale.
In a wide-ranging collection of essays, editors Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira make the case that universities often constrict academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas as they foster militarism, racism, genderism, colonialism and other "isms.
The challenge for the student is to identify and to discern two major yet opposed characteristics of our time, namely that while the development of the natural sciences and technology has revolutionized communication, our time is also marked by the eruption of the ideological storms of our time: the socialist revolutions, totalitarian ideologies of both right and left, nationalisms of all shades, racism, genderism, ethnicism and tribalism, and religious intolerance.
Volumes of research support mass media consumption influences, certain individual orientations (field of experience), and behaviors through observations of gender inequities, sexism, genderism, ethics, violence, victimizations, homophobia, etc.
Another reason why I may also stay attached to my fear is due to genderism, which Erving Goffman defines as "a sex-linked individual behavioral practice" (as cited in Wallace & Wolf, 2006:243).
racism, sexism, genderism, ageism, able-bodyism, sizeism [body size and form]).
5) A focus on children can also "bring the generations together and perhaps thereby to take the edge off class, race, and genderism.