Supremacism is any ideology which holds that a certain thing is supreme among its type. Most often, the term is used to refer to demographic supremacism, wherein the belief is that one class of people is supreme. Such classes of people could be based on age, race (classification of human beings), species, ethnicity, gender (social construct), sexuality, social class, ideology, nation, or culture, or any other part of a population.


Some feminist theorists[who?] have argued that in patriarchy, a standard of male supremacism is enforced through a variety of cultural, political, and interpersonal strategies.[1] Since the 19th century there have been a number of feminist movements opposed to male supremacism, usually aimed at achieving equal legal rights and protections for women in all cultural, political and interpersonal relations.[2][3][4]