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Response to athena (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:27 PM

6. I was in a profession where men held many of the power positions, though women were making gains.

Did sexism exist? Yes. Did I falsely cry sexism to try to get a promotion or a job? Absolutely not. I never needed to.

The stupid way the gender card is being played in the political world makes women look weak. And when you falsely play the gender card, or any other card, it makes people less likely to believe the complaints of people that are actually suffering from discrimination (like gays, Black people, transexuals, or anyone else).

And speaking about people who are Jewish I really loved the so-called pro-Bernie song intended to drive out the women vote for Clinton (how clever). It used the term Jew and said the Brooklynite was itching to seek, take, and prosper... but I guess since it was used for political purposes that makes it okay.

It is weak when you constantly use the gender card when it doesn't apply and when you use it to manipulate women to vote for a certain candidate. And it really speaks volumes of what you think about those women...

And your post seems to be rather elitist. You write that I might have a job which doesn't present a threat to sexist men and then go on to write try being a female scientist or engineer or computer programmer. Don't you think women in blue collar jobs suffer from sexism or do you think they are unlikely to present a threat to men because they just ain't smart like you women in those white collar professions. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I have met a lot of dumb white collar professionals (men and women) and people with only minimal education who are highly intelligent. You really shouldn't judge a person by their education level or their title.

And it isn't only men who engage in sexism. In fact women can engage in a form of class sexism. Have you ever seen how an office full of professional women can treat the non-professional support staff, especially if they are attractive? I think that would definitely qualify as a form of class sexism.

Clinton tries to use the fact that she is a female to deflect any questions about what makes her qualified for the job? As a woman, I find that appalling. Stand on your own record. Don't try to hide behind your gender.





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