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gender bias

n. unequal treatment in employment opportunity (such as promotion, pay, benefits and privileges), and expectations due to attitudes based on the sex of an employee or group of employees. Gender bias can be a legitimate basis for a lawsuit under anti-discrimination statutes.

gender bias

noun gender prejudice, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice, sexual discrimination, unequal treatment, unfair treatment, unfairness, unlawful treatment of a protected class
Associated concepts: employment law
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There are times in my life that I've felt that remaining in the church was either spiritually harmful, personally, or even sinful, in that I was somehow cooperating with sexism and other sins.
But while she says the role of women in public life is gaining momentum, with strong women such as US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama speaking out on sexism, she believes there is still quite a way to go.
Professor Judith Hall, of Northeastern University in Boston, says benevolent sexism is like a wolf in sheep's clothing that perpetuates support for gender inequality among women.
He further explained that it has been definitely highlighted that how dangerous entitlement and hostile sexism can be in men and benevolent sexism can produce gender inequality.
In addition, those who veer toward the hostile side of the ambivalent sexism spectrum may negatively evaluate women who display behaviors considered masculine, or that violate "traditional gender roles" (Masser and Abrams, 2004).
Despite the relevance and the social implications of sexism, there are currently no standardized assessment instruments with Spanish samples to assess sexism from adolescence to adulthood.
But the fact remains that the double standards of theatregoers echoes the hypocrisy that exists in society to charges of sexism.
Gillard then accused Abbott of possessing double standards when it came to sexism, saying: "I was offended when the leader of the opposition went outside in the front of Parliament and stood in front of a sign that said 'ditch the witch'.
This landmark case both signified the government's recognition of sexism's presence in academia and also encouraged research to explore students' experiences of sexism within academia.
But it is no secret football is riddled with sexism and it starts at the very top.
I've experienced terrifying sexism and ageism that was deliberately cruel," she said.
I know what anti-Semitism and sexism look like first hand, and if one is going to attack another person as such they'd better have a very good reason, with real evidence and solid proof to back it up.