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Gender Bias

Definition of the noun Gender Bias

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  1. a prejudicial stance towards males or females


"Gender Bias" is a book by Jodi L Jacobson.

  • also known as "Gender bias: roadblock to sustainable development"

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Google previewThe Gift of Life (2012)

Navigating Life's Emotional Journey by Neil S. Kobrin

Gender bias is a form of prejudice. It is often unconscious and occurs when a person has a belief or an attitude that a gender is somehow inferior or simply less valuable. Gender bias means that an individual has a tendency to ...

Google previewPlaying to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work (2009)

Leveraging Gender at Work by Alice Adams

Gender bias is a collective weakness that has kept workplace gender and race segregation in place for decades after we started congratulating ourselves ...

Google previewFoundations of Education (2011)

Problems and Possibilities in American Education by Samuel M. Craver, Maike Ingrid Philipsen

Gender bias is a form of prejudice, which may be defined in its most general sense as thinking ill of others without sufficient warrant, an aversive or hostile attitude taken toward another person who belongs to a specific group and is therefore ...

Google previewStill Failing at Fairness (2009)

How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in School and What We Can Do About It by David Sadker, Karen R. Zittleman

Gender bias is a two-edged sword: it curtails the futures and the happiness of both males and females. We have forgotten Margaret Mead's insight: “Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.” The third lesson we learned is that ...

Google previewRace on the QT (2015)

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino by Adilifu Nama

Indeed, gender bias is a significant driving force behind Pei Mei's sadistic and humiliating training program. But stark racial overtones are also articulated and symbolically represented as well.14 The visual scheme used to construct Pei Mei in ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (2014)

by Mike Cardwell

gender bias refers to the treatment of ...

Google previewBlacked Out (1996)

Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High by Signithia Fordham

Hence, gender bias is a serious, although unnamed, issue for African-American males. The fact that in competing for entry-level jobs, African-American females benefit from this inversion of gender preference does not mean that they are ...

Google previewWomen Empowerment (2006)

Gender bias is an offshoot of extending biological ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

Gender bias is a social preference for, and positive behavior toward, people of one gender over another. Gender bias can appear as subtle or obvious, conscious or unconscious. It is visible in individual actions, thoughts, and beliefs, but not ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (2016)

by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman

When children or adults interact with others based only on whether they are male or female, gender bias exists. Unlike racial/ethnic bias, gender bias can be very hard to identify and, due to that subtlety, is thought of as a hidden bias. In some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

The teacher's gender bias may stem from the belief that male students might have more to contribute to the classroom environment than females. As a social problem, gender bias can appear in various social contexts: the educational system, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Although gender bias is less pervasive in research in the 21st century than it was in the past, it persists in some scientific fields. In the context of social and medical research, the term bias refers to a systematic error that can occur at any level or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: A-J (2003)

by Jack Rabin

INTRODUCTION The content of this entry defines and discusses gender bias, the theories that have been central in its exposure and analysis, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2009)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

gender bias wants custody of the 13-year-old to betroth to Jim Willis, to whom Nelson owes gambling debts.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Gender

Investigations of television, newspaper, and popular magazine coverage of female and male athletes reveals clear gender bias. First, female athletes receive little coverage (less than 10%), whether considering TV air time, newspaper space, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)

by James A. Banks

Gender bias, for example, teaches many harmful, if unintended lessons. Studies on curriculum from around the world indicate that females are underrepresented and that both males and females are depicted in gender-stereotyped ways.

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