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Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on one's sex or gender.
Domestic violence, gendercide and forced sterilization, female genital mutilation, sexual assault and treatment of victims, war rape, reproductive rights, child and forced marriage, education inequality, conscription, legal justice and regulations, etc.
The 6 main types of sexism include: hostile sexism, benevolent sexism, ambivalent sexism, institutional sexism, interpersonal sexism, internalized sexism.
104 countries make certain jobs off-limits for women.
Women complete more work on average, but they are assigned 55% of all work.
Divorce has a greater negative effect on women financially than it does on men.
Men save more money than women.
Women are less likely to seek promotion than men.
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