Definition of sexual equality in English:

sexual equality


mass noun
  • The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.

    ‘she clearly did believe in clear and complete sexual equality in education’
    • ‘Samantha (an actual bona fide woman) over at The Tech Zone has published an editorial tackling the issue of sexual equality in the world of silicon.’
    • ‘If we are going to claim sexual equality, we can't throw our hands in the air and play the tragic victim when things go awry.’
    • ‘Sexual equality has been written into the Constitution.’
    • ‘Throughout his account of his research, a progressive path toward greater sexual equality for males and females is assumed.’
    • ‘The notion of sexual equality has received some of its most important reinterpretations and challenges from feminism.’
    • ‘Its failures offer an instructive contrast to her ideals for sexual equality and feminist struggle.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, while the reverence of a British doctor's opinion is well accepted, the idea of absolute sexual equality and female autonomy is not.’
    • ‘There is bound to be jealousy and resentment against Alexander in an administration that pays lip-service to sexual equality but is still very much a male club.’
    • ‘What these developments indicate is that, while there are many problems facing men and women in today's society, relative sexual equality is no longer one of them.’
    • ‘Arguing for sexual equality, she called for girls to be given the same education as boys, and for the creation of universities for women.’
    • ‘Although he recognized that factors such as the family structure impeded complete sexual equality, he predicted that the trend was toward increasing sex-role equality and decreasing double standards.’
    • ‘We came top of the UN survey on sexual equality because it measured the things Norway is good at, like politics.’
    • ‘There is a long tradition of sexual equality in the sense that women's participation in political activity and public life has been encouraged.’
    • ‘Even if men and women share the unpaid domestic labour, this would hardly count as genuine sexual equality if the reason why it was devalued was that our culture devalues 'women's work', or anything 'feminine'.’
    • ‘That circle was interested in self-education but also in sexual equality and the provision of higher education for women.’
    • ‘While sexual equality is now affirmed, this equality is still assumed to apply to relations outside the family.’
    • ‘The belief that the struggle for sexual equality is all but won and that feminism is now somewhat redundant, is not borne out by global realities today.’
    • ‘Her argument for sexual equality works in two directions.’
    • ‘The family is therefore an important locus of the struggle for sexual equality.’
    • ‘The debate over sexual equality in the clubhouse has been re-ignited by a female tourist who wrote to a national newspaper expressing disgust at her treatment.’
    • ‘Apart from the destruction of traditional social relationships, perhaps the most significant innovation of those years was the creation of legal sexual equality.’
    • ‘Few countries - notably Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Germany - have made substantial progress towards sexual equality and women's empowerment.’