sexism
noun Etymology: 1sex + -ism (as in racism) Date: 1968 1. prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially discrimination against women 2. behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex • sexist adjective or noun

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