Actions based on the belief or unexamined assumption that people recognized as members of one sex or gender are less intelligent, able, skilful, etc. than people recognized as members of the other sex or gender. It most commonly refers to actions that assume women’s capacities and abilities are inferior to those of men. It may also be extended to cover the assumptions made about those individuals who identify themselves as ‘non-binary’, declining to be recognized as members of any specific sex or gender.