Definition of sexism
1 : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women
2 : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex
sexistplay \ˈsek-sist\ adjective or noun
Examples of sexism in a Sentence
the problem of sexism in language
Recent Examples of sexism from the Web
Some might regret it now; some might regret it in 10 years; some might regret it in 20, if their daughters suffer from institutional sexism in athletics, or in any profession.
In their complaints, the plaintiffs allege longstanding, systematic sexism by the Salk Institute.
However, the allegations by multiple other Tesla employees, now public, support Vandermeyden's general assertion that Tesla does have a sexism problem.
Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King’s legendary 1973 triumph on the tennis court over Bobby Riggs, a loud, brash man who baited King into a match that drummed up publicity by playing on sexism.
There is still a great deal of misogyny and sexism, but there are also a lot of women standing up for our rights.
Reports of sexism in the industry are not new, but more women are speaking out on the record and naming their harassers.
But because sexism, it's considered a huge deal when women accidentally (or on purpose) show theirs, which is why Chrissy Teigen's laid back reaction to an unexpected nip slip is so refreshing.
And sexism could most definitely be a factor as well.
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Origin and Etymology of sexism
1sex + -ism (as in racism)
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
SEXISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sexism for English Language Learners
: unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women
SEXISM Defined for Kids
Definition of sexism for Students
: distinction and especially unjust distinction based on gender and made against one person or group (as women) in favor of another
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