- The assumption made when relating to others that everyone is heterosexual.
- 2010, Stacey Abbott, The Cult TV Book, page 245:
- One of the driving forces behind slash and femslash is the pervading heterosexism of commercial media – if television will not give us the due proportion of same-sex eroticism we are entitled to expect, then we will make it for ourselves.
- Discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals and asexuals in favor of heterosexuals.
Discrimination in favor of heterosexuals