Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Oh Dear

Isn't it ironic. On the day (yesterday) that I wrote a blog post trying to explain the concept of feminism, I felt it necessary to unfriend a man on Facebook over a sexist remark.

I hadn't known this man long, friend of a friend sort of thing, and we got along fairly well, despite very different backgrounds. Intelligent adults can do that.

But yesterday, after a disagreement with another woman on a political topic, he said something I don't allow. And I bid him Adieu.

No, he didn't say anything offensive to me, but I cannot sit by and watch that happen. A person who is nice to me, but is not nice to other people, is not a nice person.

The conversation they had is nobody else's business, but he dismissed her opinion by blaming her hormones.

No. You don't do that.

I wrote about that recently:

http://chovblog.blogspot.ca/2014/02/the-oppression-of-women-subtle-or.html

There is really nothing so dismissive, as responding to a woman's opinions by saying it's caused by her hormones.

This is identical to dismissing an opinion by skin colour.

Think about it.




I don't allow racism on my Facebook feed, and I don't allow blatant sexism either. There are no excuses for a man of a mature age.



4 comments:

  1. I was going to say something sexist here, but I can't think of anything right now. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I could say something sexy if you want.

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  2. Was that my friend by any chance? If so, I have missed the whole thing.

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