What does sexism mean?

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ˈsɛk sɪz əmsex·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sexism(noun)

    discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex


  1. sexism(Noun)

    The belief that people of one sex or gender are inherently superior to people of the other sex or gender.

    The notion that either gender is smarter or stronger is sexism.

  2. sexism(Noun)

    Unfair treatment or discrimination based on a difference of sex or gender.

    The fact that there is only one woman in a management position in that company makes it easy to believe that sexism runs rampant there.

  3. sexism(Noun)

    Disadvantage or unequal opportunity arising from the cultural dominance of one gender over the other.

    In order to succeed in this company, women generally must acquire various masculine traits, which only points out the underlying sexism.

  4. sexism(Noun)

    Promotion or expectation or assumption of people to behave in accordance with or deviate from a gender role.

    Hollywood contributes to sexism in our society by making and promoting violent films for men and romantic comedies for women.


  1. Sexism

    Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex. Sexist attitudes may stem from traditional stereotypes of gender roles, and may include the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. A job applicant may face discriminatory hiring practices, or receive unequal compensation or treatment compared to that of their opposite-sex peers. Extreme sexism may foster sexual harassment, rape and other forms of sexual violence.

How to pronounce sexism?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sexism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sexism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sexism in a Sentence

  1. Justice Calo Reign:

    Sexism is #bigotryPRIME. All others are born of it.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    It's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism.

  3. Alexandra Brodsky:

    That's exactly the kind of bias and sexism that I worry about victims facing with current laws.

  4. Prince Williams/Wireimage -RRB- Wilde:

    I can not even contemplate the amount of sexism Kathy Scruggs may have faced in the way of duty.

  5. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    The coupling of sexism and sport, having this be an exclusionary practice, is still a strong one.

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