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26 Cards in this Set

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Bias (n)
a particular tendency for one thing over another
Chauvinism (n)
excessive devotion to any cause
Effeminate (adj)
(of a man) soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish
Female (n)
a human being which becomes pregnant and give birth to young
Feminine (adj)
pertaining to a woman; weak, gentle; belonging to the female sex
Feminism (n)
the doctrine advocating soical and political rights of women as equal to those of men
Gender (n)
synonymous to 'sex'
Gender Bias (n)
showing a tendency in favor of one gender over another
Gender Role (n)
values, beliefs, and behaviors defines as acceptable for or even inherent in all members of one sex
Machismo (n)
maleness or virility; male domination
Male (n)
a human being that produces sperm and fertilizes the female
Man (n)
'the human individual as representing the species; the human race; mankind'
Masculine (adj)
having characteristics of man; manly, virile, strong, bold
Matriarchy (n)
a form of social organization in which the mother is the head of the family, and in which descent is reckoned through the female line with the children belonging to the mother's clan
Misogyny (n)
the hatred of women
Patriarchy (n)
a form of social organization in which the father if the supreme authority in the family, and descent is reckoned in the male line with the children belonging to the father's clan
Patronym (n)
the act of assigning surnames as a derivative of the father's name
Phallocrat (n)
any member pressing for an overtly male-dominated society
Prejudice (n)
an unfavorable opinion about a thing/person, etc.
Sex (n)
the fact or character of being either male of female
Sexism (n)
1) the belief that one sex is superior over another

2) the assumption that sex carries with it certain, automatic behaviors, beliefs, values, etc.
Sexual Discrimination (n)
the act of discriminating against a person because of that person's sex
Sexual Harrassment (n)
unwarranted or unwelcome sexual advances when coming from an authority to a person in a subordinate position
Sexual Revolution (n)
a woman's movement arguing sexuality and sexual expression as women's perrogative and as apart from morality
Stereoptype (n)
a simplified or standardized conception or image of a group invested with special meaning
Woman (n)
1)an adult female

2) the female human being as signifying all of female humanity