(Original post by Hanzing)
God, You say something sweet, and everyone gets all high horse because it implies that women are better than men.. Because its not like the 'Men are better than women' motif has been running through society for hundreds of years is it.
Sweet? Hmmmm, I think not; more sexist. You may find it hard to believe, but I can do 'sweet'; only, were I to want to say something sweet to a girlfriend, I'd concentrate it solely around her, rather than feeding her some trash which gave her cause to believe her own gender to be faultless, thus, potentially, giving herself some smug sense of superiority on behalf of herself and her gender. I would focus on how
had no faults, and how she did this or that that was good; if she liked it that I was focussing on all women, than she'd most certainly be liking it for the wrong reason; it'd be a prevailing sense of sexism, as well as a prevailing sense of happiness.
Oh, and I know that there was
a (disgusting) motif that 'Men are better than women'; but, generally speaking, that's now gone, in civilised countries such as ours, so I hardly think that old ideas can be used as justification for crap like this (i.e. there being a need to redress the balance). How about the idea of 'equality' meaning just that, as opposed to crap like this?
(Original post by Ludivine)
I completely agree that it's also sexist and patronising to men, but the point I was making is that it's not exactly great for women either. At least I didn't think so.
Maybe you feel patronised, because you know it's not true, and that any woman with any sense would know it not to be? If so, then you do so in your capacity as a decent, fair, rational person; for which I commend you. Fact is, though, that there are women stupid/sexist enough to subscribe to such bulls**t (and, perhaps, even men), so stuff like this is potentially brainwashing and 'damaging'.
(Original post by ChemistBoy)
Essentially it boils down to 'women can have babies so they are better than men'.
Most women are not the 'supermum' described in that piece of tosh and most men are actually on hand to help out in caring for children.
Exactly; it's an argument which is flimsy, in my opinion.