Sexism, Psychological Consequences for Men

Sexism is defined as any attitude, action, or institutional structure that subordinates, restricts, or discriminates against a person or a group because of their sex, gender role (GR), or sexual orientation. These attitudes, actions, and structural insubordinations have traditionally been pointed toward women in the discussion of sexism; however, more modern interpretations incorporate all traditionally gender nonconforming (GNC) individuals. Sexism is rooted in the assumption that men and women are biologically circumscribed to complementary but unequal roles in life. This view centers social privilege and power on men and confines women to a peripheral, subordinate role. Gender is now accepted as a set of inculcated attitudes and behaviors, which together are called gender roles. GRs are culturally defined expectations of traditional male and female gender ...

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