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Response to Lionessa (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 02:02 PM

37. Questionable logic.

 

So long as most of the decisionmakers are right-handed only left handed people can claim victimization/persecution/oppression.

The entire basis of your logic is that handedness is the only meaningful foundation of bias.

If person A looks more or less like person B, then person B has no valid claim of systemic oppression.

A better case could be made that women are denied equality - being discriminated against - by patriarchal prohibitions on sending them to die for geopolitical whims.

Yes. The male only draft is sexist because women must share the same responsibilities of citizenship to be equal. Sexism isn't limited to "things that harm women".

One other thing, would you consider the following quote sexist?
I think [women] should be armed but should not vote ... women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it ... it's always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.


Does the fact that it was said by a woman matter? If no, then it is demonstrably possible to be sexist against your own gender, institutionally as well as individually.

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