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Is it sexist to treat people differently?

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    In school today, a teacher got angry with a student for answering back and she said ‘that the student wouldn’t answer me back if I wasn't a female and in my twenty’s, instead if I was a 50 year old man you would be better behaved. she also called him 'sexist'. which i think she took too far.

    what do you think? people's appearance, gender and character play a great deal into how you behave in front of the person.

    so i don't see he was being sexist even though answering back is bad of course.
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    Depends what the student said to her.

    But if she just said that out of the blue from someone speaking back to her then she's actually the sexist one for assuming that the student would be behaved if she was 50.
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    Of course it is. I beat my woman as I beat my men.
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    Thats like saying, "it is racist to toss fried chicken at a black man?"
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    (Original post by non)
    In school today, a teacher got angry with a student for answering back and she said ‘that the student wouldn’t answer me back if I wasn't a female and in my twenty’s, instead if I was a 50 year old man you would be better behaved. she also called him 'sexist'. which i think she took too far.

    what do you think? people's appearance, gender and character play a great deal into how you behave in front of the person.

    so i don't see he was being sexist even though answering back is bad of course.
    I hope he stood up for himself. Sounds like she is victimising herself there.

    Accusations like that aren't OK to throw around. She should be investigated and disciplined if required.
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    (Original post by OMGWTFBBQ)
    I hope he stood up for himself. Sounds like she is victimising herself there.

    Accusations like that aren't OK to throw around. She should be investigated and disciplined if required.
    I say sack her for disgusting sexist behaviour and make sure she never works again while being banned from JSA/other handouts.
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    first let me say by no means do i condone her saying this and she should of course be disciplined for it but from my time in education she has a very fair point people tend to argue back to young female teachers a lot more than middle aged male ones... might be different for others but thats just my experience
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    What a dumb teacher. She is sexist herself for automatically assuming the way the student behaves is solely due to her sex. There are many other factors to take into account such as how strict the teacher is, their prior relationship and the cause of the argument itself.

    (Original post by cl_steele)
    first let me say by no means do i condone her saying this and she should of course be disciplined for it but from my time in education she has a very fair point people tend to argue back to young female teachers a lot more than middle aged male ones... might be different for others but thats just my experience
    In my experience in education people tend to be more cozy and friendly if the teacher was younger, and especially if the teacher was a young, attractive female. Since they are perceived as 'cooler' and students are more likely to be able to identify with these kind of teachers.

    And I'm not trying to demean you or anything, but I thought it was universally agreed that older teachers 'are more boring and understand us less so deserve less of our respect'.

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