Male Chauvinism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Male Chauvinism

The belief that men are superior to women. Most societies deal (or have dealt) with male chauvinism in some form or other. In business, male chauvinism may express itself in bias toward hiring or promoting men. Laws exist in many jurisdictions to limit or eliminate male chauvinism in business.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
But male chauvinism evidently blinded him to Ishma's importance and centrality as a character, just as, in the novel, it blinds Derry Unthank and the comrade from Boston to the fact that women like Ishma are as capable of leading the revolution as men are.
Just like racism, male chauvinism is engraved deep within the American psyche.
Once the heir apparent to win the district's slot in Congress, Williams stumbled amid ethics charges stemming from his state legislative tenure and allegations of male chauvinism.
Margaret Higgonet, Eric Leed, George Mosse, and others associated with European studies at Harvard have argued that there is a need to distinguish among the national, regional, and cultural traditions through which male chauvinism and female subordination have been expressed and justified during the two world wars.
A flurry of recent popular feminist books has interpreted the development of Western science in terms of male chauvinism and aggression against women, notes chemist Noretta Koertge, a historian of science at Indiana University in Bloomington.
YET another bastion of male chauvinism is about to fall to feminism.
As with every library tool, the Internet has its benefits (relatively cheap access to all sorts of communications, reference, and subject specialists, and databases) and its weaknesses (relative slow speed, the public nature of many communications, arcane search features, along with the astonishingly bad manners and male chauvinism of many of its most avid users).
In the aggressive form of sexism - male chauvinism - there there is an assumption of male supremacy in all the important areas of social activity.
That summer alone, the Jaws poster was parodied to show the Statue of Liberty menaced by the CIA, Portugal by communism, Uncle Sam by a Soviet submarine buildup, Gloria Steinem by male chauvinism (though here the swimmer attacked the shark back), American citizens by a tax "bite," American wages by inflation, American drivers by the energy crisis, American workers by unemployment, and Gerald Ford by recession, Ronald Reagan, and a toothless Congress.
Examples of male chauvinism toward female partners that surfaced have been unequal numbers of on-call nights, new women physicians being called when they are not on call, loud criticism about maternity leaves, and indiscreet complaints about diagnosis and treatment by an on-call doctor, particularly when it is a woman.
A sexy ice maiden, who pursued powerful men for a story rather than a romance; and who, after an uninspired start, gathered enough confidence and chutzpah to pierce the male chauvinism of broadcasting and land on top.
Reflecting a very typical case of male chauvinism, this remark is a new low in patriarchal thinking that instrumentalizes women's rights," he added.