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masculine
(adj) having the characteristics of a man: manly, virile, strong, bold
sexual harassment
(n) unwarranted or unwelcomed sexual advances whether physical or verbal when coming from an authority to a person in a subordinate position. this term generally applies in work relationships
feminine
(adj) pertaining to a woman; like a woman: weak, gentle; belonging to the female sex
male
(n) a human being of the sex that produces sperm & fertilizes the female
machismo
(n) maleness or virility; male domination
sexual discrimination
(n) the act of descrimination against a person because of that person's sex
female
(n) a human being of the sex which becomes pregnant & gives birth to young
gender role
(n) values, beliefs & behaviors defined as acceptable for or even inherent in all members of one sex.

ex: man= "head of the household"
woman= "the jealous girlfriend"
effeminate
(adj) (of a man) soft or delicate to an unmanly degree in traits, tastes, habits; womanish
gender bias
(n) showing a tendency in favor of one gender (sex) over another
sexism
(n)
1. Assertion that separate sexes exist
2. Assertion that if you know someone's sex, you know other things about them.
The idea that biological chromosomes code for other complex traits
3. The belief in the superiority of one sex over another
Fear, hatred of the opposite sex. This leads to misogyny (against women) and misanthropy (against men)
gender
(n) synonymous with the word "sex"
feminism
(n) the doctorine advocating social & political rights of women as equal to those of men
chauvinism
(n) excessive devotion to any cause, especiall zealous & belligerent patriotism
bias
(n) a particular tendency or inclination for one thing over another. bias is a feeling in favor of a thing/person, etc.
woman
(n)
1) an adult female
2) the female human being as signifying all of female humanity
stereotype
(n) a simplified or standardized conception or image of a group invested with special meanings. stereotypes assume that all members of a group are alike in one way or another
phallocrat
(n) any member of a movement teaching, legislating or pressing for an overtly & oppressively male-dominated society
sex
(n) the fact or character of being either male or female; the sum of the structural & functional differences by which the male & the female are differentiated
prejudice
(n) an unfavorable opinion about a thing/person, etc. usually formed beforehand and without knowledge, thought or reason. prejudice is usually a feeling against a thing.
patronym
(n) the act of assigning surnames as a derivative of the father's name

ex: Johnson as son of John
man
(n)
1) an adult male
2) the human individual as representing the species; the human race; mankind
matriarchy
(n) a form of social organization, as in certian primitive tribes, in which the mother is the head of the family, & 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 is the supreme authority in the family, clan or tribe & descent is reckoned in the male line with the children belonging to the father's clan
sexual revolution
(n) a woman's movement arguing sexuality and sexual expression as women's prerogative and as apart from morality