The stupid! It hurts!
Who has abortions? For most of human history, the answer was obvious: women have abortions. Girls have abortions. Not any more. People have abortions. Patients have abortions. Men have abortions. “We must acknowledge and come to terms with the implicit cissexism in assuming that only women have abortions,” wrote feminist activist Lauren Rankin in July 2013 in truthout.com. She went on to criticize as exclusionary slogans like “the War on Women” and “Stand with Texas Women.”
This from the ever ignorant The Nation.
Wait…it doesn’t stop there:
Benevolent sexism makes men more smiley when they interact with women, and that’s bad news. Men who put women on a pedestal may be the wolves in sheep clothing hindering gender equality.
A new study examining the nonverbal cues thrown out during interactions between men and women finds that men who have high ratings of “benevolent sexism” — attitudes towards women that are well-intentioned but perpetuate inequality — finds that smiling and other positive cues increase when this kind of sexism is prevalent.
The study, published Monday in the journal Sex Roles, is a small one: Researchers examined the interactions between 27 pairs of American college students. But while their findings are just preliminary, they hope that this will inspire more research on the insidious forms that sexism can take.
“Basically, the argument is that these two properties — hostile sexism and benevolent sexism — work together to maintain inequality,” said lead author Jin Goh, a graduate student at Northeastern University. Most people think of sexist men as being dominant aggressors who believe that women should be put down in society. But other men believe that women should be treated with kindness and love, but still don’t see them as being capable of achieving the same things as men.
“It’s a very paternalistic, protective view of women, and it seems kind of appealing as a sort of chivalry,” Goh said, “But it does contribute to inequality, because these men don’t expect women to achieve high goals.”
Yup, if you’re a man and you smile at a women than you’re only being a “treacherous” sexist. How dare you offer a jacket to a woman in the rain! All you’re doing is perpetuating the idea that a woman is more likely to be cold simply because she is a woman.
I can’t make this kind of stuff up.
In my own way, I have been a sexist. I think back to my days in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the sexism was rampant.
The new guys were always given special treatment, so they wouldn’t think the sport was too rough, before they got started, but eventually, the heat is turned up; there weren’t too many women who wanted to try the sport, but they were given the red carpet treatment. I know, I was often given the task of starting them in the sport. It is stupid to hurt people by moving fast and hard, and the best grapplers can make the sport seem effortless, but the women never felt what an arm bar or guillotine really felt like and the instantaneous pain that can be applied. You would look like a monster if you actually went for it and put a woman into tears. So yes, I was a sexist, but I was also considered a nice guy.
You’re awful, Skook.
I’ve got to get over holding doors and elevators for women. Gotta stick to just being polite to men.
I don’t think I will allow the presumptions of the ignorant determine how I act towards other people… even women.
@DrJohn: Try opening the door early and then watch them hustle to get to the door so as not to inconvenience you? Only kidding; I only accidentally (on purpose) use this tactic on women who demand to be addressed as Ms. On a nicer note, I use Ms. exclusively since I was re-educated by Gloria Steinem in May, 1970 while a Midshipman at the Naval Academy. That is when I developed my above targeted, attack chivalry.
I’ve always showed courtesy and respect towards women because I’ve felt that women were more important than I was.
And now, a wymon that I’ve never met has shown that she knows my motivations better than I do.
(Actually, by believing and saying those things, she is telling me more about herself than she is about men.)
It gets even worse. Check out this tripe:
You poor men, what you think is nice you are told is not. You dont dare compliment your female co-workers for fear it will be considered sexist or harassment. The leftist feminist have nearly turned you all into Beta males. But the best yet I am a self loathing something or other if I enjoy being cuddled. Because men are generally larger it means they are exhibiting dominance. Can these types just shut the F up. Let me have a door opened, a chair held, assistance with my coat and be cuddled without some jealous hag beating our real men over the head with bulsht?