The belief that one sex is naturally superior to another; a set of practices designed to ensure that privileges are unequally distributed between the two sexes.
Treating people differently because of their gender.
Similar to the dynamics of racism. Males are believed to be superior to females and when this belief is put into action it leads to females being treated as objects, the last to be hired, first to be fired, being paid less for equal work.
The reason why roleplaying has more male players than female. (still!) Prejudices inherited from our culture, and from roleplaying's male-oriented, wargaming past. Stomp on it at every oportunity.
The assumption and behaviour based on that assumption that one gender is always superior to another.
is a manifestation of stereotypical attitudes towards women. Inappropriate treatment based on sex constitutes sexism. Sexism is a form of discrimination.
Sexism is gender prejudice, usually directed at women. Often this form of prejudice is combined with institutional power to create and maintain a system of privileges and benefits for males. See: Prejudice
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of an individual’s sex.
discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
Discriminatory attitudes and behaviours on the basis of sex.
Any action, attitude, behaviour or language that depicts women as inferior. It is attitudinal and institutional.
Any attitude, action or institutional structure that subordinates a person because of his or her sex.
Resources related to issues of gender and sexism
Belief that members of one sex are superior to those of the other sex.
Having bias against a certain gender.
attitudes and beliefs that one gender is superior to another. Return to course
A system of beliefs or attitudes, which relegates women to limited roles and/or options because of their sex.
prejudice or discrimination based on sex.
Discrimination based on gender.
Sexism stems from a set of implicit or explicit or implicit beliefs, erroneous assumptions and actions based upon an ideology of inherent superiority of one gender over another and is evident within organizational or institutional structures and programs as well as within individual thought or behavior patterns. Sexism, like racism, is a discriminatory act backed by power. Sexism is any act or institutional practice, backed by institutional power which subordinates people because of gender. While, in principle, sexism may be practiced by either gender, most of our societal institutions are still the domain of men and usually, the impact of sexism is experienced by women. Sexism is also any action by an individual (usually male) supported by the threat of physical power which seeks to subordinate another individual (usually female).
The subordination of one sex, usually female, based on the assumed superiority of the other sex.
Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred against people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations based on the sex of the individuals.