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Meaning of sexism

sex•ism

Pronunciation: (sek'siz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
  2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; esp., such discrimination directed against women.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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