Sexism

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Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] is the belief or attitude that one sex is inherently superior to, more competent than, or more valuable than the other. It can also include this type of discrimination in regards to gender. Sexism primarily involves hatred of, or prejudice towards, either sex as a whole (see misogyny and misandry), or the application of stereotypes of masculinity in relation to men, or of femininity in relation to women.[2] It is also called male and female chauvinism.

Sex discrimination is discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Certain forms of sexual discrimination are illegal in some countries, while in other countries it may be required by law in various circumstances.[3]

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