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SEXISM [1 record]

Record 1 2012-04-17


Subject field(s)
  • Sociology of Human Relations
  • Rights and Freedoms

A system of beliefs that asserts the inferiority of one sex and that justifies discrimination based on gender - that is, on feminine or masculine roles and behaviors.


  • Sociologie des relations humaines
  • Droits et libertés

Le terme sexisme sert à désigner [les] comportements, individuels ou collectifs, qui semblent perpétuer et légitimer la domination des hommes sur les femmes. Il est utilisé, plus couramment, pour caractériser les aspects idéologiques du phénomène et leurs expressions culturelles ou individuelles.


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