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    Three words: Carol ****ing Mcgiffin
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    British mainstream society places limits on what it considers to be "acceptable" speech. This has lead to a host of absurd contradictions, insulting women as a gender is not allowed, but men can be targeted at will white people can be made fun of, but minorities cannot, and Christianity, Judaism, and irreligious are routinely subject to robust criticism, whilst any criticism of Islam is hilariously labeled "islamophobia." That being said, as a white, male, Atheist, I don't care whether or not people insult me, but I do think it bizarre that I cannot respond in kind.
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    basically cause the worst thing you can be in modern society is a white male cause no matter what we do where being sexist or racist because of the actions of our ancestors
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    (Original post by WeekendOffender)
    Probably because male sexism is not really something that affects men a great deal. They may get pissed off at some sexist things women say, but that is as far as it will go.

    On the other hand, sexism towards females has long been an issue in the past. Women were not considered equals to men until recently in society, and even still the elite of society (MPs, CEOs, etc) tend to be male. This is despite the fact that for these jobs to be representative of the population, there would actually have to be more females occupying them because the general population contains more females than males. Women are still treated appallingly in Third World and Arab countries.

    Basically in general, women have long been oppressed and denied equal opportunities because of sexism and to some extent still are. On the other hand, men have never been hindered by sexism and so it is not really a major issue for their gender.
    :fyi: MP's are voted for by the electorate. To throw more women in because you don't think there are enough would be undemocratic, and if you want PArliment to represent the people in that way, where does it end?

    Should there be 10 criminals in Westminster? How about a few dozen children?

    The one placr so called 'affirmative action' action is not needed is our Parliment. Infact, you would seek only to weaken the position of women by giving them position based solely on their gender.
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    Because, at the root of it, men don't complain about it, partly because it wouldn't be manly to do so, causing an annoyingly self-perpetuating stereotype. However, I like to see myself as someone who generally takes the piss out of the whole "grrr, I'm a man's man" thing, even when I'm doing it, so don't accept this as a reason myself.

    When I experience sexism I attempt to take it as someone using any information they have about me to take a first impression. An obvious factor is gender, and I'd expect someone to apply general gender stereotyping to me until they know differently, what else are they going to use? If it goes further than this and they refuse to accept personal evidence as taking precedence over prejudices, then I'll sort it out. However, this rarely happens in a non-comical manner.

    I think the problem women run into with sexism, which affects men less, is taking things that just plain aren't sexist as being sexist. Making first impressions of people partly using gender is not sexist. It's just sensible, human reaction. Rape isn't sexist. Women are raped because they are objects of sexual desire for men, not because they are women. The 2 things might coincide but that doesn't make them the same. The best example is the lack of women in top positions. The simplest, most straightforward interpretation of this information is: women make worse CEOs. Alternatively: fewer women want to be CEOs. There are lots of other explanations of why this isn't sexism, but if there's a tiny chance it is sexism, feminism will cry sexism, and if you disagree, you're a sexist. Yay! Since when did feminism because synonymous with gender equality?

    Basically:
    Feminists assume you're sexist until proven innocent, everyone else assumes you're innocent until proven guilty, but feminists are the ones doing all the talking about sexism, because they're having a massive overreaction to everything that ever happens in society.
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    inb4 feminazi ****storm
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    This is why Feminism is a modern day joke.

    They fight for equal rights only when it suits them.
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    (Original post by street.lovin')
    I am a female and I agree. I am against sexism, and that means both women and men have equal rights.

    Neither females nor males should get treated better than another. :dontknow:
    Absolutely.
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    because on the whole men just let it be and don't make a fuss out of it and stick up for themselves.
    you really should
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    Because historically they haven't been victims of serious sex inequality.

    I do think it's wrong that sexism against men is allowed, and I really hate positive discrimination. It's so ****ing hypocritical.
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    (Original post by WeekendOffender)
    Probably because male sexism is not really something that affects men a great deal. They may get pissed off at some sexist things women say, but that is as far as it will go.
    I'm sure Fathers 4 Justice would have something to say about that!
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    Looking at this in black and white, you tend to see that men are in a more advantageous position everywhere whilst women are much more disadvantaged even today, but of course the reverse exists and you see sexism in the other direction, there's always going to exist the grey areas.
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    (Original post by Danz123)
    This was an interesting question came across on another forum, and I thought I'd pose the question on this forum. Personally, I think it is overlooked quite a bit in society. In comparison to sexism against women, people just don't seem to care when it comes to sexism against men. It's come to a point where we're now having something called 'positive discrimination' in order to get more female MP's. I never thought the words 'positive' and 'discrimination' would be used in the same phrase, but there you go. There are obivously alot more examples to illustrate the apathy towards sexism against men.

    Opinions?
    well yeah, especially considering rape is not technically possible according to law if a woman does it to a man :/
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    I'm sure Fathers 4 Justice would have something to say about that!
    fathers for justice set a good example. the rest of you should follow..
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    As has been stated, females have really only recently gained 'equal rights' and in a heck of a lot of high profile careers in particular they still face discrimination.

    And I don't understand why people think feminism is a joke? Do people even know what it actually is? I think when the word 'feminism' comes into people's heads they automatically associate it with 'radical'.

    Personally, I don't think that sex like race etc should be an issue but hey, that's life, there are always going to be those narrow-minded few who have a problem with certain people.
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    I squirm every time i here the word 'sexism' as it is always followed by some embarrassing and awkward battle of the sexes Loose Women vs Lads Banter cringefest.
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    Because apparently all men are violent evil monsters who cannot control their actions, and all women are perfect in every possible way.

    Well, that's the general line that the feminazis come out with.
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    (Original post by lordash)
    Because apparently all men are violent evil monsters who cannot control their actions, and all women are perfect in every possible way.

    Well, that's the general line that the feminazis come out with.
    But that's absolutely right isn't it? We cheat on women and beat them as well; women are the victims in this society.

    There are so many stupid people in this world don't you agree? Sometimes I just see some people and I wonder how they can be alive while being that stupid.
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    (Original post by Young Spade)
    But that's absolutely right isn't it? We cheat on women and beat them as well; women are the victims in this society.

    There are so many stupid people in this world don't you agree? Sometimes I just see some people and I wonder how they can be alive while being that stupid.
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    (Original post by Fumblenuts91)
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    I was being sarcastic. The former part of that comment anyway.
 
 
 
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