Both the racist and the sexist are acting as if all that has happened had never happened, and both of them are making decisions and coming to conclusions about someone's value by referring to factors which are in both cases irrelevant." Also according to Shapiro, the first time the term "sexism" appeared in print was in Caroline Bird's speech "On Being Born Female", which was published on November 15, 1968, in Vital Speeches of the Day (p. In this speech she said in part: "There is recognition abroad that we are in many ways a sexist country.
Sexism is judging people by their sex when sex doesn't matter.
When women are targeted for accusations of witchcraft and subsequent violence, it is often the case that several forms of discrimination interact - for example, discrimination based on gender with discrimination based on caste, as is the case in India and Nepal, where such crimes are relatively common. A similar legal doctrine, called marital power, existed under Roman Dutch law (and is still partially in force in present-day Swaziland).
Restrictions on married women's rights were common in Western countries until a few decades ago: for instance, French married women obtained the right to work without their husband's permission in 1965, During the Franco era, in Spain, a married woman required her husband's consent (called permiso marital) for employment, ownership of property and traveling away from home; the permiso marital was abolished in 1975.
Saudi Arabia was the most recent country, as of August 2015, to extend the right to vote to women in 2011.
While almost every woman today has the right to vote, there is still progress to be made for women in politics.
Specifically, the word sexism appears in Leet's forum contribution "Women and the Undergraduate", and she defines it by comparing it to racism, stating in part (on page 3): "When you argue ...
What else is woman but a foe to friendship, an inescapable punishment, a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic danger, a delectable detriment, an evil of nature, painted with fair colours! and English law observed the system of coverture, where "by marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage".In many countries, married women may not refuse to have sexual relations with their husbands, and often have no say in whether they use contraception ...Ensuring that women have full autonomy over their bodies is the first crucial step towards achieving substantive equality between women and men.Women in parts of the world continue to lose their legal rights in marriage.For example, Yemeni marriage regulations state that a wife must obey her husband and must not leave home without his permission.