These terms and words with their underlying meanings can enhance your vocabulary and understanding. What makes one smart is one's capability of understanding and explaining reality in better terms and these lessons on vocabulary will help you to do so.
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5. Hostile sexism
6. Benevolent sexism
7. Internalized sexism
12. Male gaze
Example: In patriarchal society men are privileged over women.
14. Rape Culture
Meaning: A society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalising or trivialising sexual assault and abuse.
Our society has a very rampant rape culture since rape and assault are not only common, but they are also normalised and justified in popular culture and the media. Misogynistic rhetoric, the commodification of women's bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence in movies and television all contribute to the perpetuation of rape culture. Victim blaming, sexually graphic jokes, downplaying the crime ("boys will be boys"), and encouraging ladies to defend themselves rather than educating boys to not be offensive are a few manifestations of rape culture.
16. Mansplain (verb) mansplainy (adjective)
Meaning: A phrase used in social science to characterise stifling, repressive notions about the male gender role that defines masculinity as overtly masculine characteristics like aggression, violence, and lack of feelings. Notions of manhood.
Since toxic masculinity is based on the notion that males must be stereotypically "masculine" (aggressive, competitive, unemotional, and powerful) and reject any generally "feminine" characteristics of their personality, (sensitive, nurturing, compassionate, emotional). it is extremely destructive.