Sad and despicable. While I did not play any part in this woeful behaviour towards women, sitting here all comfortable in my lounge chair; I cannot help but feel frustrated and a little guilty that all I can do is whine about it.
When I interact with someone else for the first time, I don't care who you are. Your gender, your sexual preference, where you come from. I don't care if you have 8 arms, are purple and look like a blue ringed octopus.
If you consistently behave like and ass, then it's real simple. You are one.
I judge people on the Sum of their actions, their choices.
Sexism to me, with the exception of the influence of some fundamental biological tendencies, seems to be more of a case of hiding fear and feelings of inadequacy.
Or... is a means or excuse to justify someones true nature.
Racism to me is pretty much the same thing without the excuse of gender.
I KNOW its wrong to steal, to kill, to treat others unfairly. Why? Because it just IS. I feel it in my gut. My stepfather used to beat the crap out of me and my brothers, yet I don't go around, smashing things, picking fights, raping, stealing, killing. Was my stepfather acting out because HE was badly treated? NO...he was simply a bastard.
No excuses. YOU ARE THE SUM OF YOUR CHOICES.
Just my opinion
Sorry, I should have made comment on what Adanaliyik had to say. Like SteveJones7, I found it to very educational, though also tragic. It is particularly good to hear the thoughts from someone who is very close to the situation with firsthand experience as the benefit of insight is very important and much appreciated.
Thanks mate :)
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Very educational ada, thanks.
And Xanths story was interesting too
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The way for the two to co exist is for the middle east to progress past the fanaticism that leads to all this terrorism and past the archaic cultural problems, both of which are constantly re-affirmed by their leaders. For the west the people need to wake up and stop letting their leaders convince them it is ok to invade, terrorise and plunder from the middle east.
Sadly, it will NEVER happen, as the energy crisis over the next 50yrs culminating with the rise of conservatism/religious mania in both worlds.