For instance, in Afghanistan, a wife who leaves her marital home risks being imprisoned for "running away".
Specifically, the word sexism appears in Leet's forum contribution "Women and the Undergraduate", and she defines it by comparing it to racism, stating in part (on page 3): "When you argue ...
that since fewer women write good poetry this justifies their total exclusion, you are taking a position analogous to that of the racist—I might call you in this case a 'sexist' ...
Both the racist and the sexist are acting as if all that has happened had never happened, and both of them are making decisions and coming to conclusions about someone’s value by referring to factors which are in both cases irrelevant." Also according to Shapiro, the first time the term "sexism" appeared in print was in Caroline Bird's speech "On Being Born Female", which was published on November 15, 1968, in Vital Speeches of the Day (p. In this speech she said in part: "There is recognition abroad that we are in many ways a sexist country.
Sexism is judging people by their sex when sex doesn't matter.
Sexism is intended to rhyme with racism." Title page of the seventh Cologne edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, 1520 (from the University of Sydney Library).
The Latin title is "MALLEUS MALEFICARUM, Maleficas, & earum hæresim, ut phramea potentissima conterens".
(Generally translated into English as The Hammer of Witches which destroyeth Witches and their heresy as with a two-edged sword).
In early modern Europe and in the European colonies in North America claims were made that witches were a threat to Christendom.
The misogyny of that period played a role in the persecution of these women.