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Sexism is discrimination based on gender. Sexism can exist on individual, group and societal beliefs and attitudes and can range from belief of gender stereotypes, the belief that one gender is inferior or hatred or disgust towards a particular gender.

Identifying sexism

Definitions Related to Sexism:

  • Gender-refers to the socially constructed concepts of masculinity and femininity.
  • Sex-one’s biological classification of male or female based on genetic and physical features.
  • Transexual-refers to a person whose gender identity differs from their biological sex at birth.
  • Misogyny-the hatred of women
  • Misandry-the hatred of males
  • Chauvinism-belief that one’s own group is superior over others

Learn About Sexism via Video -

Sexism, Strength & Dominance: Masculinity in Disney Films

Sexism Sells – But We’re Not Buying It

Sexism & Violence in Advertising

Sexism: Gender Stereotyping in the Media

Gender in the Media, Part 1

Gender in the Media, Part 2

Happily Ever After: Perpetuating Stereotypical Gender Ideals

Challenging Gender Roles & Categories

Useful Links for
Condemning Sexism

 

How to Identify Sexism in Advertising

Feminist.com

The Feminist Theory Website

National Organization for Women

Men's Activism News Network

National Center for Men

Sexism and Violence Links