Heterosexism meaning

hĕtə-rō-sĕksĭzəm
Discrimination or prejudice against lesbians, gay men, or bisexuals by heterosexual people.
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Discrimination against, insensitivity toward, or prejudicial stereotyping of, homosexuals by heterosexuals.
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The assumption made when relating to others that everyone is heterosexual.
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Discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals and asexuals in favor of heterosexuals.
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Origin of heterosexism

  • From heterosex(ual) and -ism; modelled on sexism.

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