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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Of those who reported harassment or sexist behaviour, 45 per cent identified the perpetrator as an MSP.
While in the past what was perceived as a racist or sexist statement used to cost a candidate his political career, now a whole racist and sexist electoral campaign makes Trump stronger by the day.
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The Association for Education and Supporting Women Candidates (KA-DER) released a written statement to condemn Arync for his sexist remarks, accusing Arync of engaging in "verbal violence against women.
A good definition of sexist language is Sexist language is language that expresses bias in favor of one sex and thus treats the other sex in a discriminatory manner" (Lei, 2006).
Examples of hostile sexism included agreeing that women tend to exaggerate problems at work, while someone who is benevolently sexist will believe women should be rescued before men from a sinking ship.
Adding that: "It was therefore sexist and likely to cause serious offence.
She expressed her grievances towards the former Australian Prime Minister's speech in the Parliament which had shocking sexist remarks and said that being in politics leaves no room for sexism and especially people with such high standards shouldn't deliver such prejudiced speeches, News.
As part of their "Mark of Shame" campaign this month, the organization announced its top ten list for the most sexist Israeli advertisements of the year, reports the Jerusalem Post.
But even worse one of Swinson's aides claimed it was sexist, saying: "The idea that just because she's seven months pregnant she has lost all ability to stand on her own two feet IS quite sexist.
ASDA'S Christmas advert featuring a mother who appeared to be almost single-handedly carrying out the preparations has been cleared following more than 600 complaints that it was offensive and sexist.