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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cannot "let the hateful ideology of radical Islam -- its oppression of women, gays, children, and nonbelievers -- be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries.
These myths lie in the systematic oppression of women, Murthy said.
Using Senegal as socio-political microcosm of post-independent African societies and film as an aesthetic medium to examine corruption, nepotism, oppression of women, and religious intolerance, Sembene focuses on education as instruments of colonial domination and agents of destruction of African cultural heritage.
Anger at the "systemic oppression of women within the Catholic church" has prompted a group of 12 Irish priests to issue a statement of protest calling for a free and open discussion of the exclusion of women from decision-making and the priesthood in the church.
Madison argues instead that churches were not a "complicit villain" in the oppression of women, but "won genuine submission by upholding a moral code that subjected both men and women to reciprocal standards of conduct" (p.
The oppression of women and the control of their sexuality may be the singular most scandalous story of human history.
In Beirut, presenting the organization's annual global report on human rights practices, Roth spoke with Executive about women's rights in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt and the severe oppression of women occurring in those countries.
He said the force was becoming "increasingly concerned" by a growing trend of young girls showing an interest or intent in joining IS, an organisation now notorious for its barbaric treatment of hostages and oppression of women.
It's an interesting lyrical exploration of the oppression of women and the options they have.
Eyffinger, a classicist and law historian, has collected a wide range of materials on her life, focusing on her struggles against the oppression of women, anti-Semitism, rigid conservatism, and militarism.
If our nation can go into frenzies over so-called "racist" name-calling, how can it not condemn that far greater to oppression of women feeling there's no option but whoredom?
Through voicing the beliefs and following the trajectories of Islamic feminist groups, Gray effectively explores the unexpected dichotomy between theological interpretations of Islam in favor of gender justice and socio-cultural interpretations, often upheld in patriarchal societies that lead to oppression of women.