Sexism vs Machismo - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sexism and machismo
is that sexism
is the belief that people of one sex or gender are inherently superior to people of the other sex or gender while machismo
is exaggerated masculinity.
The belief that people of one sex or gender are inherently superior to people of the other sex or gender.
Different treatment or discrimination based on a difference of sex or gender.
- The notion that either gender is superior is sexism .
- The fact that there is only one woman in a management position in that company makes it easy to believe that sexism runs rampant there.
, date=December 14
, author=Angelique Chrisafis
, title=Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism
, passage=Dati launched a blistering attack on the prime minister, François Fillon, under whom she served as justice minister, accusing him of sexism
, elitism, arrogance and hindering the political advancement of ethnic minorities.}}
Disadvantage or unequal opportunity arising from the cultural dominance of one gender over the other.
Promotion or expectation or assumption of people to behave in accordance with or deviate from a gender role.
- In order to succeed in fashion, men generally must acquire various feminine traits, which only points out the underlying sexism .
- Hollywood contributes to sexism in our society by making and promoting violent films for men and romantic comedies for women.
English words suffixed with -ism
* Germaine Greer:
- The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
* femismo (rare)