weaker sex


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weaker sex

(ˈwiːkə)
n
(Sociology) the female sex
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Now, the ladies being together under these circumstances, it was extremely natural that the discourse should turn upon the propensity of mankind to tyrannize over the weaker sex, and the duty that developed upon the weaker sex to resist that tyranny and assert their rights and dignity.
It was rather hard on Maggie that Tom always absconded without letting her into the secret, but the weaker sex are acknowledged to be serious
Arrangements had been made for their comfort, with a prodigality and care that had not failed to excite some surprise in his young men, but in no other particular did he shock their manly pride, by betraying any solicitude in behalf of the weaker sex.
Local farmer and mart worker Mary Patterson said: "I don't look at myself as the weaker sex.
Men tend to be taller, stronger and faster than women - but when it comes to health men are arguably the weaker sex.
It is not really a surprise we were known as the weaker sex, because you literally cannot get a breath"- Actress Keira Knightley (pictured) on wearing corsets for blockbuster films.
It remains difficult to be in the minority when that minority is frequently considered the weaker sex.
What many men don't realize is that they actually are the weaker sex," says Dr.
The teenagers are poor but are also viewed as the weaker sex by the gangs who rule the mean streets.
We are not, in doing so, saying in any way that we think you are the weaker sex.
This program aims at strengthening the participation of women in public affairs and at supporting the latter, through a media strategy that gives a positive image of the weaker sex.