Defining Sexism in the U.S.


Culturally, we treat sexism as if it is debatable, and we overlook or misunderstand its relationship to institutionalized power. Our cultural misunderstandings make it difficult, if not impossible, for us to embrace diversity and achieve social justice as a nation—even as we work to solve problems involving sex, gender, race, age, ability, and class. Defining Sexism in the U.S. allows readers to explore the relationship between sexism, intersecting forms of discrimination (such as racism and homophobia), and power.  Questions such as “Does Sexism Affect All Women Identically?”, “How is Sexism Connected to Beauty?”, and “Does Sexism Affect Men?” lay the groundwork for understanding how and why sexism functions within our society. This knowledge can lead to empowerment and healing—for individuals, local communities, and our nation as a whole.

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