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11.4A: Women as a Minority
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- Criticize the notion that sexism does not exist in the contemporary United States based on the text
- Sexism is discrimination or prejudice based on sex. In a patriarchal society, sexism is discrimination against women specifically.
- Women’s rights encompasses the entitlements and freedoms for women and girls of all ages in many societies around the world.
- Although women have made great strides in gaining access to education and employment, to this day they continue to face significant hurdles that men generally do not confront.
- women’s rights: Entitlements and freedoms claimed by women and girls of all ages in many societies in the pursuit of equality with men.
- patriarchal: relating to a system run by males, rather than females
- The belief that one sex is superior to the other
- The belief that men and women are very different and that this should be strongly reflected in society, language, the right to have sex, and the law
- It can also refer to simple hatred of men (misandry) or women (misogyny)