|Cite this page: Jason Koutoufaris-Malandrinos, “Sextism”, Archiopedia (April 2020), p. 9 (revision #1554), ISSN 2732-6012. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4674262.|
Anyone would expect that this word would denote the use of sexist language during sexting. And yet Robert L. Holmes coined it to describe the convictions of a sextist, that is a person “who believes in the innate superiority of one sex over the other” without “necessarily support[ing] discrimination on that basis”. The coiner uses sextism as an ad hoc term, “defined specifically for this text”.
- Robert L. Holmes, Introduction to Applied Ethics, Bloomsbury, London and Oxford, 2018, p. 57.
- Ibid., p. 512.