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Shy
02-15-2008, 05:04 PM
Not sure if this is an appropriate topic, but was reading this article in CNN how hillary and Obama are facing such harsh attacks, just want to know your thoughts, if its ok with y'all :)

Shy

vasan
02-15-2008, 07:14 PM
Sexism is all too pervading. In addition to that, the fight against sexism has lost its core value in bringing equality among the sexes. Most notably feminism has lost is impact - to quite some extent because the feminist leaders of yester era have been misguided and fought the wrong battles in my opinion. Therefore no one takes feminism seriously and the old beast of sexism continues to be the bully.

Racism on the other hand has garnered champions - and vote banks and politically-correct philosophies - to keep it in the lime light. And that seems to be the key.

Both sexism as well as racism are miserable deeds. However, at the moment there are no people championing fight against sexism.

One off-the-cuff remark.. Sen. Clinton is probably the first ever female candidate and Sen. Obama is the first ever african-american candidate (serious candidacy, I mean.. not the Rev.Al Sharpton kind).. However the amount of press and etc focussed on Sen Obama being a minority candidate is far, far more than anything about Sen. Clinton being a woman-candidate. Simple - sexism is alive and well. Fight against racism on the other hand is good press, publicity, pc behaviour..

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Bluelotus
02-15-2008, 07:32 PM
short answer is yes sexism is less offensive than racism, after all you have women in all races...sad but true.
If woman like Oprah, relates more to race than gender... well what more is there to say...