Sexism

Questions about the history and goals of feminist movements, the societal impact of gender-based discrimination, and key figures such as Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

Asked in Discrimination, Sexism

Do you agree that its a girls RIGHT to be muscular her choice in life?

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Yes it is a girls right,most men complain because they are jealous and sexist,women complain because they are just jealous lets make this clear IT IS A GIRLS RIGHT IF SHE WANT TO BE MUSCULAR anybody who disagrees how would you feel if people told you how to live your life,i do you will be angry and upset,see what i mean. Second Opinion: Of course it is a natural right, but the girl should also be aware that she will be unattractive to many people. Nobody may tell her she cannot be muscular, but they also have the right to dislike her physique because of it.
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Why might men hesitate to give women education and equality under the law?

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because they think they are better/stronger/always right
Asked in Journalists, Sexism

Is Gloria Steinem a lesbian?

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No, there is no evidence of it. However, she does have a number of lesbian friends and sometimes has been the victim of the old stereotype that feminists must be women hate men. Ms. Steinem does not hate men at all; she does, however, hate discrimination and prejudice.
Asked in Discrimination, Sexism

How do you eradicate gender discrimination in society?

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It is like getting rid of a lot of things in society. You first have to educate others about what it is, teach why it is harmful, then teach how to recognize it. Then the next step would probably be adding protections to the laws. Then the next step would be vigilance. It is not enough to have laws to protect your rights if nobody follows them, so you have to have people on the watch for violations.
Asked in Relationships, Sexism, Demeter (Ceres)

Why are women generally insecure about a man's past?

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Not all women are. If someone is insecure about another person's past, it's that they feel that they'll never be as good-emotionally, sexually--and that they will disappoint the other person, or that the other person will wish that they were back with the ex. Sometimes they are insecure about their physical appearance in respect to the ex's looks. Not all women are insecure about a man's past and it would depend on the past. If it's just the women he has had relationships with, then SHE is the one who is insecure because she's not happy with herself or confident as she should be. Not all women are like that. Because she is scared the past will repeat in the future.
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Do you feel that prejudiceracism and sexism are still real problem in today's society?

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Prejudice is not racism as we are all, to one degree or another, prejudice but not all of us are racists. If your favorite color is red, this is your prejudice but does that make you colorist? Should we love all colors equally as we should each other? If you do not like tuna fish would that necessarily make you a food bigot? Racism, on the other hand, is a belief system that holds that we are all who we are based on our genetics, and given the variance in genes, there are those who have superior genes over others. This belief system is provably false, yet those who hold it can not be reasoned with. Having a favorite food or color is not a belief system but merely a preference or prejudice. Sexism is an entirely different matter and is much more a political movement than some deeply held conviction. Sexism, more times than not is a term used to describe mens attitudes towards women. It is rare that a zealous feminist who hates men is referred to as a sexist. In fact, the Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines sexism as such: "Prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially discrimination against women." The term itself came about in the 1970's coined by the feminist movement. There is, however a term all ready in the dictionary that describes such behavior and that word is misogyny. This term has been around since 1620 and is simply defined as one who hates women. There has been a long history of women being subjected to the authority of men, and movements such as the suffragette movement of the early 1900 is clear evidence that women had suffered an inequality under the law that should have never been. This is not to say that women were not able to rise to power before the suffragette movement as Queen Elizabeth in the 1600's serves as just one example of a woman who rose to power and held deep respect from those who served under her. Are there still misogynists today? Indeed there are? Are there women who hate men? Indeed there are. Is sexism still a problem today? Of course there is! How would men like it if they had to go through all that women do and did? They'd hate it!!! Anyone who thinks that sexism isn't a problem in today's society is sexist. It is a even larger problem than the current credit "crisis". Even if aliens attacked the planet tommorow, and killed everyone, THIS IS STILL A BIGGER CRISIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is racism still a problem today? Indeed it is and the genocides we hear so much about is evidence of this problem. Rwanda, Serbia, and Nazi Germany are just a few examples of deeply rooted this flawed theory of racism is.
Asked in Parenting and Children, Phobias, Sexism

How do you get over your fear of letting down your children?

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I think letting down children goes with the territory, no matter what your philosophy is. It is because they are individual people and they can see actions of others differently than they were intended. Giving them what they ask for and what you think they will want to keep them happy doesn't guarantee that they really received what they wanted and you can't make anyone happy. Just be the best mom you can be for each kid--you shouldn't treat them equally since they each have different needs. Let them know that you love them and are glad they are here and let them work for or contribute to the things they get and they will be well-prepared for the outside world. I tried to do it ALL with my eldest son when I was 27 and he was 1...couldn't do it and the best illustration of that was about that time (1980) a basketball star spent a day doing everything a 2 year old did...well he tried.
Asked in Discrimination, Weight Training and Strength Training, Sexism

Why can't the people who hate female bodybuilders leave female bodybuilding alone?

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I believe that there are far too many people out there, for whom life is so miserable, that the only way they can feel less miserable is to make someone else feel more miserable than they are. Whether the excuse/target is female bodybuilders or something else, they are the same people everywhere. It must really suck to be them; They aren't even worth the effort of pitying or hating, so don't give them that satisfaction.
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Why is there racism of black men hating black women?

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Black men hating black women is not racism; it's called sexism. Sexism is defined as a person of one sex discriminating against the opposite sex simply because they believe the opposite sex to be inferior, in most cases.
Asked in Manners and Etiquette, Human Behavior, Human Rights, Sexism

What rights do men have that women don't?

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Men can drive trucks and spit chewing tobacco out of the window. Well a guess women could do that too if they wanted to. Let's see men can go out and mow the lawn with their shirts off. I don't think they would let women do that. -they do in Canada-
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Sports, Sexism, Racism

Why is religion such an integral part of Glasgow football?

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Celtic FC were setup by a catholic preist exclusivly for the catholic community living in the east end of Glasgow. Rangers originally only had Protestant players playing for the club and have links to Ulster (Northern Ireland). As a result became a microcosm of what was happening during "the troubles" in northern ireland. I does't help when many supporters of these teams are very narrow minded.
Asked in Sexism

I'm 13 and pregnant What should I do?

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Okay, first thing you should do is talk to your parents or guardians about this. They are the people who love and care for you the most and will help you along the way with whatever you choose to do. As with every girl that goes through this, you always have a few options. First of all, you could choose to keep the child. If you decide to do this, there are a lot of thing you will need to consider, such as the fathers' involvement with the child, how you will support yourself financially, if you'll be able to cope with it emotionally, and if your body is physically able to support a child. These are always big questions, and ones that need deep consideration before you decide to keep a child. Please talk to your parents and people close to you before you make any decision, including this one. You will also have the option to carry the baby to term, and then give it up for adoption to someone in your family, or an adoption agency, who will find a family for it in the wider community. This is again a hard one, as you will have your child, and then lose it for a large majority of your time, but may be the best option for you depending on your position and your religious views. You can also choose to abort your baby, depending on the laws of where you live. This may be the best option for you, though it again is not without it's risks. Please talk to your GP and, if possible, a midwife before you make any of these decisions, as they all influence your health in a major way. It would also be best to talk to a counsellor at your school, as they will be able to give you support and guidance as you make these decisions.
Asked in Famous People, Society and Civilization, Discrimination, Sexism

How did Betty Friedan contribute to society?

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She created the second wave of American femenism by her writings, co-founded the National Organization for Women and aided in founding the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws. The Feminine Mystique.apexs:)
Asked in Society and Civilization, Discrimination, Women in History, Sexism

What is women's liberation?

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thw womans liberation was a group of woman who whanted change for females around the world
Asked in Essays, Sexism

What is gender discrimination?

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Gender discrimination is discrimination against a person or group on the grounds of sex or gender identity. Socially, sexual differences have been used to justify societies in which one sex or the other has been restricted to significantly inferior and secondary roles. While there are non-physical differences between men and women (gender roles are learned, not genetic), unfair discrimination usually follows the gender stereotyping held by a society and is used to enforce the roles held by that society as acceptable. Table of sex-based violence throughout the life cycle Pre-Birth Sex selective abortion; battering during pregnancy (emotional and physical effects on the woman; effects on birth outcome); coerced pregnancy; mass rape in war Infancy Sex based infanticide; emotional and physical abuse; differential access to food and medical care Girlhood Child marriage; genital mutilation; sexual abuse by strangers and family members; differential access to food and medical care; child prostitution Adolescence Dating and courtship violence; economically coerced sex; sexual abuse in the workplace; rape; sexual harassment; forced prostitution Reproductive Age Rape; dowry abuse and murders; partner homicide; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; sexual harassment; forced abortion Elderly Abuse of widows; elder abuse affects mostly women
Asked in Sexism

Who has an easier life girls or boys?

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Health wise, women have an edge. They live longer and are less likely to have many diseases. Female hormones lesson heart problems but after menopause, women lose that edge. Otherwise men have advantage in the workplace and women only earn about 76% of what a man earns.
Asked in Discrimination, Sexism, Stereotypes

Is sex discrimination same with the gender stereotyping?

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No. Discrimination is the action made based on a negative gender stereotype. Thinking that girls are bad at sports is a stereotype. Not letting them join your team is discrimination.
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Why is gender discrimination important?

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Answer 1 Its not important, we will discriminate for as long as we live on this earth. To try and stop it is just plain idiotic. Answer 2 Gender Discrimination is a serious problem. It hampers the development of societies, when an entire of half of the population cannot be as productive and successful due to arbitrary laws and preconceived notions both concerning a "man's role" and a "woman's role". There is no reason why a man cannot aspire to love and care for his family or a woman cannot aspire to be a career executive. Yet, we impose both legal and behavioral limits to expressly prevent the manifestation by each of their chosen identity. These impositions are gender discrimination. Answer 1 has an implicit assumption that discrimination is inate in people. However, it has been demonstrated psychologically that five-year-old children and younger do not naturally discriminate. Discrimination is a learned behavior, which means equally that we can unlearn it as individuals and as societies. It will just take a lot of work, but the flowering of the human endeavor is certainly worth it.
Asked in Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Discrimination, Sexism

How are gay people treated differently?

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They are physically beaten on a regular basis for defying what some people consider god's purpose of a man and a women being together. Name calling happens a lot. Until recent U.S. federal changes, they were also not allowed to get married and have any of the rights a married couple has. (hospital visits, insurance, etc)

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