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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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d) Sexist ideology or the beliefs that justify inequality and/or power differences between both sexes.
SN: Would you say that Metcalfe, The Namibian and Paragon Investments had the 'guts' to place such an advert, because very few people had spoken out against more subtle sexist adverts before?
Labeling a celebration of women "sexist" is denial of that sexism still exists in society, Stabile said.
If so, what are the implications of this conduct given the social science research on the effects of sexist language?
They will no longer be able to turn a blind eye to sexist or sexual comments made by customers if they could offend a member of staff.
Furthermore, Moradi and Subich examined, concurrently, the relationship of lifetime sexist events, recent sexist events, and feminist identity development dimensions (i.e., Passive Acceptance, Revelation, Embeddedness-Emanation, Synthesis, and Active Commitment) to psychological distress in women and found that the experience of more recent sexist events and greater Passive Acceptance were the only variables that accounted for unique variance in psychological distress scores.
But she stressed that women MPs must differentiate between 'sexist intimidation' and the vigorous cut and thrust of debate.
One would think that university professors would know better than to use sexist generalizations like the ones that appeared in the article "Are Your Vendors Stealing From You?" [October].
"This University believes that your sons and daughters are the racist, sexist, homophobic progeny - or the innocent victims - of a racist, sexist, homophobic, oppressive America.
She notes Singer's sexist behavior, but ignores his sexist worldview.
These people were appalled by the racist and sexist treatment of African Americans in the children's trade books and textbooks that were available.
Consequently, you can be labelled sexist or homophobic even when your motives are impeccable.