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From Bi-polar Gender System to Sexism

Definition of Sexism: A system of advantage based on sex. In general, it refers to the oppression of women by men in a society that is largely patriarchal.

Definition of patriarchal society: male-dominated, male-identified, and male-centered society. Most institutions and aspects of culture contrives to rationalize and perpetuate the dominance of men and the subordination of women (Paula S. Rothenberg, 2004: 121).

A patriarchal society worships masculinity, and takes it as the prime standard of mankind.

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