Do you know what’s been interesting about your last series of blog entries, concerning the attitudes of the general male population towards women?
I’ve discovered that these attitudes not only trivialise the value of women in society, they also undermine men themselves.
Xin-san – "She’s all yours." "Dad, don’t engender the computer! Besides. He’s male." says:
I’ve realised that I’m sexist for thinking men treat women as inferior. How strange is that? By defending women, I’m a chauvinist pig.
Liam expanded on this.
Yes, but in many ways, women are able to capitalise on the dominant attitude that they are weaker than men.
Women get away with a lot more than men, most of the time.
Yet often, they get away with a lot less, too.
Sure, post whatever you like.
Remember that its not just men that treat women as inferior- pop culture also reinforces the attitude that women need to be acted chivalrously towards BY men.
And a lot of women love that attitude, because it means they can often condescend to the other sex without being reprimanded- after all, they have history on their side.
Liam old chum, you’re one of the most intelligent people I know. You point out things I should realise by myself. I also had a brief but highly enlightening discussion (more like lecture) on motivation from Solomon theRisen. Thanks for that.
I’m very pleased for some reason. Intelligentsia for the win.