male chauvinism

male chauvinism
male chauvinism male chauvinism n. Disparaging, patronizing, discriminatory or abusive speech or behavior by males toward females stemming from a belief that males are superior to females and females therefore worthy of less respect and inferior treatment. A form of sexism. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • male chauvinism — 1969; see CHAUVINISM (Cf. chauvinism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • male chauvinism — noun activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women • Syn: ↑chauvinism, ↑antifeminism • Derivationally related forms: ↑antifeminist (for: ↑antifeminism), ↑chauvinist ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • male chauvinism — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse a man of male chauvinism, you disapprove of him because his beliefs and behaviour show that he thinks men are naturally superior to women …   English dictionary

  • male chauvinism — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, Jim Crow law, anti Semitism, apartheid, black power, black supremacy, chauvinism, class consciousness, class distinction, class hatred, class prejudice, class war, color bar, color line, discrimination,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • male chauvinism — A term particularly associated with the 1970s women s liberation movement and used to attack men s attitudes towards women. It suggests blind, arrogant, excessive, and narrow minded assumptions of innate male superiority, of male ascendancy over… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • male chauvinism — the beliefs, attitudes, or behavior of male chauvinists. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • male chauvinism — noun A belief in the innate superiority of men over women. Syn: misogyny See Also: male chauvinist …   Wiktionary

  • male chauvinism — excessive enthusiasm for the male sex …   English contemporary dictionary

  • male chauvinism — See: male chauvinist …   English dictionary

  • male chauvinism — мужской шовинизм …   Термины гендерных исследований

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