Sex discrimination is the disadvantaging of a member or members of one sex over a member or members of the other because of their sex. Although either men or women may be the victims of sex discrimination, throughout history and in most societies, women have been the victims. Discrimination against women is usually predicated on the claim that men and women are biologically different, and that these differences justify the lesser status of women. She is also a Board Member of a grassroots citizens group in North Carolina dedicated to increasing the public's knowledge about health care. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase.
I also want to thank the eminent presenters, panellists, South Africans and all those from other parts of the world, who are going to be here this week to help enlighten us and help us recharge. These are really hard times. We need the strength to take on the challenges as they re-emerge. The statistics [on increased prevalence] that we have just heard are quite frightening, because the prevalence was already very high.
Speech: Two sides of the same coin: gender inequality and violence against women
Beatrice Alba does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. People often argue that most Western societies have achieved gender equality — women have all the same legal rights as men, and workplace discrimination based on gender is illegal. Despite this, feminists continue to argue that the battle for gender equality is not yet won. There is evidence of widespread prejudice against women and girls from decades of psychological research.
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