LADIES, is the fight for WOMEN’s rights against SEXISM more or less important than the fight against RACISM ?

I ask this question, because many people like to put racism and sexism in the same sentence. And some even have the nerve to talk
about the rights of gays, and compare that to the Civil Rights movement. But that is another can of worms. Today we are talking about the rights of women all around the world. I…

There will always be racial and gender injustice. There are tons of minorities who will discriminate against whites, and tons of whites who will discriminate against minorities. I think if we stop catering to the minorities, then we will begin to see equality and less racial discrimination.

What annoys me is how, when taking the SAT, I see all these scholarships geared towards minorities who have the SAME advantages and opportunities as me, and yet they get a little more because they’re minorities. And yet they have no scholarships for being a Caucasian. I think that is racial injustice right there.

Caucasians may have treated you like crap in the past, but now the tables are being turned to where the whites are being treated like crap as well. Races of all sorts treat each other like crap. I think if we stop the profiling and get rid of the catering, then we’ll see things even out. But because we’re human beings, we will never see that.

As for gender injustice, I really don’t see. Both males and females poke fun at each other. Nothing we can do.

very good question. i don’t really know if I can actually debate with you, because I agree with allot of what you are saying. I do think that race is a larger issue. That doesn’t mean I am not aware that women get payed less than men in the work-place for doing the same job and that we face sexism every day.

Racism pollutes our world, it is what fuels war and genocide. It is what causes innocent people to be murdered. Why can’t we just all love each other and realize that these differences in skin color and culture are what makes the world different. This is a beautiful thing! I only hope and pray that one day Martin Luther King Jr. gets his wish. and that the human race is able to rise above.

I think racism is a social problem that needs to be corrected, It is up to us to educate our children. We cannot change adults and their way of thinking, but we have the ability to mold and shape childrens minds. That is how we will fix these problems.

Racism is wrong.
Sexism is wrong.

I’m not talking about affirmative action, oppression of men or special privileges for anybody. Just in principle, these are outdated notions.

Let us sing a song now in unity.

“Everyday People” by Sly & the Family Stone
Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha – we got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do
You love me you hate me you know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag l’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a long hair that doesn’t like the short hair
For bein’ such a rich one that will not help the poor one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha-we got to live together
There is a yellow one that won’t accept the black one
That won’t accept the red one that won’t accept the white one
And different strokes for different folks
Oh sha sha – we got to live together

I am everyday people

I think fighting racism and sexism are equally important. You’re right that racism crosses gender lines, but sexism crosses racial lines. Racism tends to be more pronounced and extreme, but sexism is more widespread. I don’t see why we can’t fight both problems at once as they’re both based on discrimination.

There’s a reason that racial and gender equality movements have always worked closely together.

I honestly believe they are 2 different issues, and neither is more important than the other. Both gender and race help define a person, and both sexism and racism help to erode a person’s identity.

I don’t see why both issues can’t be eradicated together, as both women and blacks are seen as minorities, although clearly they are both majorities in sheer numbers alone.

I bristle at both of them when they’re used against a person.

Whilst there is injustice somewhere in the world there is injustice everywhere in the world…

The way I see it, an injustice against a person / group is an injustice against all.

Men and women have been raped and killed in the name of “ethnic cleansing”, people killed because it is thought they were gay or a certain religion… There are African-Americans and Hispanics getting a raw deal (certainly more so in some parts of the country than others but still…)

Doesn’t matter, people are being killed and raped and treated worse because of their gender, ethno-cultural / race and such…

No more, no less.

I do find the issue somewhat complicated because certain cultures tend to have more misogynistic views of women, so I can appear quite racist towards people from these cultures. I always listen to a person before forming a judgment though.

I disagree that they are so very different (racism & sexism), or that racism is as rampant as you make it out to be. Granted, I live in the North, so maybe I’m shielded from a lot of it… You do realize we are about to elect a black man to be President, right?

I’ve seen quite a bit of that here, white American women talking about the crimes committed against African americans and white women in the same breath.

Its a bit rich, I’m Irish. Our numbers were cut in half, 8 mil down to less than 4. We have experienced oppression and genocide yet white american feminists will box me off as the evil class, privileged white man. When they themselves have profited and continue to profit from imperialism and slavery.

Many feminists appear to believe that their victimhood is the victimhood that trumps all victimhood.

Rich coming from middle class American, Australian and British feminists.

This is an interesting question because racism and gender bias are being compared to one standard.

I’am keen to see the responses.

My compliments and a good question.

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