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The Winds of Change – Part II

16 October, 2002 (06:07) | Media

It’s a Sexist Thing, Honey

The past week or so, I’ve engaged in several conversations where I’ve pointed out that women aren’t given the credit they deserve. Every time I try to say that men often don’t give women credit when and where they deserve it, I get cut off and called a sexist. Not just by women, but by guys too.

Even in the media (ESPN’s Page 2), sexism has become a major topic again due to 60 Minutes host Andy Rooney’s comments about female sports commentators. Both columnist Chris McKendry and one of my favorite writers, Bill Simmons, are going at it over the way women and men interact. Sexism, due to the fact we learn from our parents, is still prevalent in our society, but even when you try and change it for the better, people don’t want to hear it. The fact is that we are making strides in the war on sexism. It isn’t as bad as it was 5, 10, 20, or 50 years ago.

The problem with sexism is that it will never go away. Men and women are not created equal; true, one is not better than the other, but they are different. And like racism, prejudice, and any-form of name calling and social-grouping, it will not go away until there is no difference to be seen.

Do we want to all look and act the same? No. Is there another way? Unfortunately not. Is it a lost cause? Absolutely not. The best we can do is try and improve the situation. Regardless, calling each other sexist when asked honest questions and given honest answers, even if they are sexist, is not going to help the situation.

Sexism… So nu?