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.
is a perspective within feminism
that calls for a radical
reordering of society
in which male supremacy is eliminated in all social and economic contexts, while recognizing that women's experiences are also affected by other social divisions such as in race, class, and sexual orientation. The ideology
and movement emerged in the 1960s.
feminists view society
as fundamentally a patriarchy
in which men dominate and oppress women. Radical
feminists seek to abolish the patriarchy
as one front in a struggle to liberate everyone from an unjust society
by challenging existing social norms and institutions. This struggle includes opposing the sexual objectification… Read more