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Genderism is the cultural belief that gender is a binary, or that there are, or should be, only two genders — man and woman — and that the aspects of one's gender are inherently linked to the sex in which they were assigned at birth. It can reinforce negative attitudes, bias, and discrimination towards people who display expressions of gender variance or nonconformity and/or whose gender identity is incongruent with their birth sex. Genderism is of particular relevance to individuals who fall within the transgender spectrum, and is the overarching ideology responsible for transphobia and gender bashing. In addition, much like how transphobia is parallel to homophobia, genderism is said to be parallel to heterosexism.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of transgender-related topics
- Gender binary
- Gender variance
- Discrimination towards non-binary gender persons
- Violence against LGBT people
References[edit | edit source]
- Shirley R. Steinberg (1 April 2009). Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, 229–230, Peter Lang. URL accessed 10 September 2012.
- (1 November 2011) The Lives of Transgender People, 89–90, Columbia University Press. URL accessed 10 September 2012.
- Derald Wing Sue (26 July 2010). Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact, John Wiley & Sons. URL accessed 11 September 2012.
- The Psychology Of Prejudice And Discrimination, ABC-CLIO. URL accessed 11 September 2012.
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