|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
'sexualism' vs 'heterosexism'
See text and discussion at heterosexism. Note the term 'heterosexism' is not linguistically parallel to 'racism' and 'sexism'; 'heterosexism' literally means A descriminatory bias based on a belief that one form of heterosexuality is better/preferrable to other forms of heterosexuality. 'Sexualism' means A descriminatory bias based on a belief that one form of sexuality is better/preferrable to other forms of sexuality. - Serge Dupouy 10:52, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
The way this article is written is as the only for of sexualism is against gay people, this seems to be akin to an article on racism focusing only on prejudice against black people, if I'm wrong, please show me the error in my ways. Loggerisms 03:17, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
This article discusses discrimination againist straight people but is for obvious reasons centered around discrimination againist homosexual, bisexual, and asexual people.-Rainbowofpeace (talk) 00:37, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
Sources for definition of "sexualism"?
Refs. 4 to 9 relate to the second sense of the word "sexualism" ("sexuality itself").
A careful reading of the page shows that the first sense of "sexualism" ("discrimination based on sexuality"), is a neologism that is not attributed to any of the page's references. Ref. 1 refers to "sexual prejudice", Refs. 2 and 3 to "heterosexism". The content of Refs 1 and 2 can be searched on Amazon; Ref 3 is available in PDF form and can be searched; none of these includes the word "sexualism".
I believe the term sexualism as defined in this article can be both expanded and rewritten in a way that is more succinct and flowing. The language of the first paragraph in sexual bias seems to hop around when there are similar ideas within each sentence. I think the section can benefit from a new structure where it discusses the definition of sexualism, it's relation to heteronormativity and how it is a form of structural violence, discrimination and prejudice while expanding on what each term means since many people may not be as comfortable with the sociological usage of the terms. There could also be a section for historic and modern examples of sexualism, and perhaps another section on how sexualism intersects with either forms of discrimination and how that affects society (i.e. the hiring process, education, politics, etc.) Kellyhphan (talk) 14:07, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
- Kellyhphan, with regard to "structural violence, discrimination and prejudice," I'd be concerned about making this article too similar to the Sexism article. In fact, per WP:Redundant fork (sexualism being covered in different Wikipedia articles, but under different terms), I'm not sure that the Sexualism article should exist. Flyer22 (talk) 08:43, 23 September 2015 (UTC)