is prejudice or discrimination based on one's sex or gender. Sexism
can affect anyone, but it primarily affects women and girls. It has been linked to stereotypes and gender roles
, and may include the belief that one sex or gender is intrinsically superior to another. Extreme sexism
may foster sexual harassment, rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Gender discrimination may encompass sexism
, and is discrimination toward people based on their gender identity or their gender or sex differences. Gender discrimination is especially defined in terms of workplace inequality. It may arise from social or cultural customs and norms.
generally posits that patriarchy
and traditional gender roles
as manifestations of involuntary coercive hierarchy
should be replaced by decentralized free association. Anarcha-feminists believe that the struggle against patriarchy
is an essential part of class conflict
and the anarchist struggle against the state and capitalism. In essence, the philosophy sees anarchist struggle as a necessary component of feminist
struggle and vice versa. L. Susan Brown claims that "as anarchism
is a political philosophy that opposes all relationships of power, it is inherently feminist
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A symbol of the Women's Movement or radical feminism
, consisting of the astronomical and astrological symbol of the planet Venus, also known as a symbol of the Roman goddess Venus, and the clenched fist, a symbol of the 1960's and early 1970's "power" movements.