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this fish is cooler than me
this fish is cooler than pretty much everyone don’t feel bad
they’re like those 2 older siblings who embarrass you
[furiously waiting for someone you want to start talking to to initiate conversation first]
|cheekycatz: Could you just explain to me why there is no such thing as reverse sexism? I don't really unterstand it. Why can't be women sexist towards men? Maybe you could explain it in easy words because I'm german. Btw I love your blog :) xoxo|
Hey there! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and it’s always so lovely to get messages from my international followers. How’s December treating you over there in Germany? I hope you’re keeping warm! I will do my best to explain in simple terms as to why men can’t experience sexism, although your English speaking skills are marvelous and if you hadn’t hinted at it being your second language, I would have never known!
Alright, here we go. We’ll start with the following:
- Sexism = oppression + power
- "The patriarchy hurts men."
- "Sexism hurts men."
Let’s focus on the second bullet point. The patriarchy, by creating and policing gender roles and punishing the people who defy them, does hurt men, but these damaging aspects of the patriarchy have not resulted in an underrepresentation of men in the active skeptical community.
Now, onto the third bullet point. Sexism does not hurt men. Sexism hurts women, full stop. There is no special kind of shit that magically rolls uphill, even if the patriarchy hurts men too. Sure, maybe there are individual men who receive negative treatment or are victims of individual, prejudiced women, but that’s not sexism. There’s no social sanction for it, and the very next woman that man encounters is not very likely to repeat the behavior (unless he’s stumbled into a coven of manhaters who have taken over the whole town). Suffering a personal insult from one person is not suffering from sexism. Earning less money than a female coworker at the same position is not sexism against men. A selection committee making extra effort to schedule women speakers at a conference is not being sexist against men.
Until men are being harmed as a group and can prove it, with laws of averages and stuff backed up by surveys and data from longitudinal studies and evidence like that, and can frame it as a coherent narrative with lots and lots of quotes from women that reveal how they consider men an underclass and why there are perfectly rational (perhaps biological) reasons to perpetuate the difference in political power between the two groups, you cannot claim that sexism hurts men. Bad things happen to men, sure, but when a woman treats a man badly for no other reason than that he is a man, she is prejudiced. Someone being mean to a man does not signal systemic oppression.
Men are not the victims of sexism. It is impossible for a man to be the victim of sexism. Just like it’s impossible for a white person to be the victim of racism. Reverse sexism and reverse racism are words invented by white men to label anyone who questions their power and unconscious desire to crap all over minorities and women. Next we’re going to have “When is it International Men’s Day?” - the answer: every day. “When is it white history month?” - every month.
A loss of entitlement doesn’t mean you’re the victim of sexism.
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THIS IS THE KIND OF THING I NEED TO SEE IN THE REBOOT, JJ ABRAMS
STARSHIP CAPTAINS IN GENDER NEUTRAL DRESSES, DAMMIT
i walked outside and yelled yooooooo for like 5 minutes