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Response to RainDog (Reply #43)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:54 AM

47. Except it wasn't a tautological statement

She said "males" were the cause of male sexism.

You may want to believe there is some nefarious force outside of male-dom but even when you try to pin the blame on externals such as the Bible you neglect the fact that men wrote the Bible and have traditionally interpreted it.

People form groups based on similar traits, i.e. race, religion, political party -- and yes -- gender. To say men have formed self-selecting groups that favor their preferences based on their commonly shared traits is not a tautology, it's an observation just the same as saying, "We're having a girls' night out" (one just happens to have a more profound social impact).

No one ever shed their phobias and prejudices by blame-shifitng to external factors. Don't blame it on the Bible or society or dad giving mom a little smack or two whenever she got too emotional. It is as certain as the alcoholic has to admit their problem lies within themselves in order to truly being recovery.

And, lest I be misunderstood, I'm not asking men to walk the land in sackcloth and ashes. I'm not asking any man to stop acting like a man. You be you and I'll be me and we'll work together to not be jerks to each other.

And what I just spent a few hundred words explaining DURHAM D did in a single word. Shed your preconceptions -- and your insults such as "stupid" -- and you might see what is being explained. If all you prefer to do is insult then just drop the pretense of discussing the subject altogether because you're doing more harm than good -- and mostly to yourself.

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