Sexism: What is it?

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Sexism is an act of discrimination which devalues a persons abilties based on their sex, such as restricted job opportunities. Such discrimination is most often directed towards women. 


Sexism often places impingements upon a persons ability to get hired, promoted, acquire an increase in pay, or obtain certain jobs. These impingements are often based upon gender stereotypes which pertain to the belief that men and women should have certain jobs, certain wages, and certain promotions based on the 'capabilities' associated with those stereotypes. 


Throughout the blogs that will be posted in the near future, we will draw from various scholarly articles to present invaluable information on the topic of 'sexism in the workplace'. Please feel free to leave your comments and opinions on the various postings to provide us with your valuable feedback. 





Swim, J., Mallett, R., & Stangor, C. (2004). Understanding subtle sexism: Detection and use of sexist language. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 51(3-4), 117-128. Retrieved from

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