A broad term that encompasses demeaning attitudes and treatment towards individuals of the female gender. It often results from ignorance on the behalf of men and women alike.
Jane: I think I am going to enroll in medical school.
John: Haven't you received the memo that admission is only open to those with a Y chromosome?
Jane: Oh, really? They failed to mention that in Cosmo Magazine.
John: Go back to the kitchen and bake me some pie.
Jane: Okay.
Elizabeth: You guys are both perpetuating sexism.
by Meg323 April 17, 2010
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Discrimination based on gender. Both men and women can be victims of sexism.
1. A woman may be paid less than a man for doing the same job is an old example of sexism.

2. A man may be required to sign up fight for his country/be drafted while a woman is not.

3. A man who has sex with many women may be admired by other men, while a woman who has several sexual partners is labelled a 'slut' or a 'whore.'

4. No matter what their relative incomes, some women expect a man to pay for everything on a date, rather than paying for themselves, splitting the bill at dinner, etc.
by Struan December 26, 2005
A guy does 5 chicks in 1 week and is known as a champion.
A girl does 5 guys in 1 week and is known as a slut.
Do you think that's fair?
That's my definition for sexism.
by meeeeeeeegan November 08, 2006
Something that usually results from human beings assuming that just because they or someone they know has a certain quality, everyone else in that certain gender has it too.
"My girlfriend is frigid, therefore all girls must be."

"My ex boyfriend is a dick, therefore all men must be."

"The only well-known brilliant people in history are men, therefore women musn't have the ability to be brilliant."

"I can talk heaps more easily to the girls I know than to the boys I know, therefore all boys must be emotionally stunted."

(sexism resulting from self centred assumptions)
by fell in a hooooole September 23, 2006
Something that should stop no matter who its against.
Whether you are a man or a woman, if you support sexism, YOU NEED HELP!!!!!!!
by jdacurle September 26, 2014
An art movement (e.g. Impressionism), where the artist(s) cover themselves in paint and then have sex on a rolled out medium such as canvas.
Friend: "That's a great painting, where did you get it?"
You: "Oh the wife and I made that last weekend, it's a Sexism".
by Left Back November 14, 2012
1) A guy was hit in his pubic region in a tv show is perceived as funny, a joke.

2) A lady was hit in her pubic region in a tv show is perceived as offensive, malicious and very much inappropriate.
Sexism is around us, regardless if you're male or female.
by lambino October 24, 2014
Men have to live by the rules women invent, but women don't.
Sexism: When a man leaves a woman after 25 years, that's "abandonment', but when a woman leaves a man after one, that's "moving on with her life"; when a man has a fantasy involving two women, that's "perverted", but when a woman has a fantasy involving a man and a horse, that's "romantic".
by harvey-rrit January 22, 2011

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