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1. Sexism and Gender Stereotyping

Sexism is the ideology of male superiority and the practice, sometimes conscious and sometimes unconscious, of male supremacy over women. Sexism is integrally related to patriarchy, referring to structures and systems in which male heads of households hold sovereignty over all others—women, children, slaves of both sexes, and other property. Within this hierar…

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May, Melanie A., “Sexism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.60>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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