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sexism

noun [U] uk   /ˈsek.sɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
(actions based on) the belief that the members of one sex are less intelligent, able, skilful, etc. than the members of the other sex, especially that women are less able than men: The university has been accused of sexism because it has so few women professors.Human rightsUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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