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- n. A person who discriminates on grounds of sex; someone who practises sexism.
- adj. Unfairly discriminatory against one sex in favour of the other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women
- adj. discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)
I was in an environment full of testosterone and chaotic male hormones, and the word sexist had not yet been invented.
Feel free to use the term sexist in the contest of Wolcott.
In an effort to enlighten ourselves, we searched the term "sexist" on several stock photography sites, and we came up with some fairly resolute results.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines sexism (from which the term sexist derives) as:
Her petition urged shoppers to boycott J.C. Penney until it stopped selling shirts with what she called sexist messaging.
Osez le féminisme (Dare feminism) and Les Chiennes de garde (Guard bitches), two feminist groups in France, have launched a nationwide campaign against mademoiselle, branding the title "sexist."
What's sexist is when ALL female characters are written this way.
Do you have the right to engage in sexist stag talk in a bar?
But what does seem sexist is to assume all prostitution is female prostitutes with a male clients (although it is most likely the largest percentage). seandr, I find it hard that as a society we can force people to conform to all kinds of behaviors (wearing seat belts, building codes, alcohol consumption, smoking, etc.) but can't decide that we don't want prostitution to be part of our society too. seandr
I also received a lot of inspiration from the tough female journalists who preceded me, the women who fought for equal opportunities in sexist newsrooms.
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