Definition of sexism in English:



  • Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.

    • ‘You know the litany: sexism, racism, colonialism, homophobia.’
    • ‘It is a practice which perpetuates sexism, sex discrimination and sexual violence.’
    • ‘We really only know how to talk about racism, sexism and homophobia.’
    • ‘Prior productions have dealt with HIV / AIDS, masculinity, sexism, and abuse among others.’
    • ‘It's not enough to end sexism if some women are still suffering from racism or homophobia.’
    • ‘It's important to analyze the recurring intersection between homophobia and sexism worldwide.’
    • ‘This form of discrimination is as intellectually unjustified as racism or sexism.’
    • ‘No group in the movement can claim to not be effected by systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of oppression.’
    • ‘The leftist types I hang out with can discuss this movie for hours with themes of sexism, racism, classism running throughout.’
    • ‘She spoke out repeatedly against U.S. imperialism and was a powerful critic of racism, sexism, and homophobia on the campus.’
    • ‘Patriarchy, sexism, heterosexism and globalization are all root causes of this particular form of exploitation.’
    • ‘One has only to think of such prejudices as racism and sexism.’
    • ‘It means fighting against sexism and its manifestations in areas such as people's attitudes and opinions, advertising and the law, to name a few.’
    • ‘It is not possible to fail so effectively that you stop racism, sexism, ageism, humanism.’
    • ‘Although by no means easy, it is easier to be increasingly open about your sexuality if you don't also have to be concerned with racism, sexism, and classism.’
    • ‘It starts with three friends with deeply personal agendas to condemn fascism, elitism, classicism, racism and sexism.’
    • ‘Another problem is that, to appeal to a human rights commission, one must document racism, sexism and classism separately.’
    • ‘In general, consciousness of sexism in language is a younger-generation, urban, and politically liberal concern.’
    • ‘As a consequence, the use of stereotypes can breed racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.’
    • ‘My point is that ageism is alive and well in our community, and it is, in its worst form, as harmful as racism, sexism, or homophobia.’
    chauvinism, discrimination, prejudice, bias
    machismo, laddishness
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