That whole rambling first part of your post is exactly the kind of reasoning that was used to justify “separate but equal” and argue against the civil rights movement. Good job.
It isn't, and without actually demonstrating the error of the logic, you're committing a sophomoric logical fallacy in finding guilt by association. For example, the methodology used to prove gender inequalities isn't wrong because of its association with eugenics (unfortunate though that may be), but because like that method it relies on an arbitrary variable to determine causation and makes the assumption of constancy across groups where such does not exist. Nice try there, once again trying to accuse me of supporting racism, but you're just making yourself look even more intolerant, not to mention desperate.
Again, you're selectively ignoring things I've said about the necessity of liberation movements and you are intentionally misrepresenting my position.
So in other words, you're just a hypocrit claiming that historical evidence is only relevant when it supports your personal views. Speaking of selectively ignoring things…
The quote you're referencing had nothing to do with historical evidence; it was about my opinions regarding social reform. You're not even bothering to read my posts anymore.
It is far more condescending to claim their place is “barefoot and in the kitchen” due to some imaginary biological imperitive.
My position is and always has been that a woman's place is wherever she chooses to be.
And as I've said before, it is only condescending if it isn't true.
lol! Say what? And I've
said it before, veracity has nothing to do with tone!
A lot of very true statements are made condescendingly. Do you really think you can change the definition of words just by saying they mean something else? You really are
out of touch with reality!
This situation is exactly the same as how people “choose” their religion. Nobody sits a kid down at an early age, outlines all of the major religions, and lets a kid make a choice. They simply take them to their parents' church every week, send them to Sunday school and indoctrinate them into a particular religion. It is not condescending to claim that the Christian who was raised ONLY on Christian teachings doesn't understand what their alternatives are.
I was raised ONLY as a Southern Baptist, in a Southern Baptist and Methodist family, and yet by middle school I was already experimenting with Hinduism and Buddhism, and by high school was an atheist, as I remain today. I have three brothers. We were all raised in the same household, experienced the same conditions and had the same opportunities in life. My older brother is a semi-successful entrepreneur, and I'm finishing up my college degree. My twin brother has eked it out in menial positions all his life and dealt with drug issues, but he's turning his life around. My younger brother has been in prison on-and-off since he was fifteen, and is currently locked up for a series of robbery-kidnappings. We all turned out differently, despite our influences, because of the CHOICES we made. And you know what? It was ALL because of society.
You really need to start coming up with something to back yourself up with rather than simply trying to break down other people's arguments. You aren't good at it.
Oh, boo-hoo! You don't like me telling you how silly your opinions are. I've already stated my position, and you've failed miserably at disproving it. I have no need to present anything new to “back myself up,” nor do I need to argue ad nauseam with someone who's too wrapped up in his own self-aggrandizing dream world to be bothered with reality. You see, this is the good thing about being right: You don't need to be creative or clever to tell the truth.
You only need those skills to be a bullshit artist.
That's not to say that's what you are, by the way; it'd be giving you too much credit. You're just rehashing all the greatest hits, but at least you're persistent about it. I'll give you credit for that.
Who would you prefer I blame it on? After all, historically, racism, sexism, and religious intolerance have always been a product of society. There is no dark conspiracy that causes this, just thousands of years of mysogyny.
Blame what on? I don't think I can help you with that, because I don't see what you're complaining about. The evil you're complaining about is so vague and the cause you're relating it back to so broad and generalized, that it's almost like you're shooting buckshot at the side of a barn and claiming victory if a single pellet strikes home. *shrugs*
Go ahead and blame “society,” if it makes you happy. It's arguably true enough, but not in any way meaningful. Yeah. Society. I'm happy with it if you are.
It's very hard to get away with even the appearance of sexual discrimination today.
Only if you're a company.
If individuals choose to be sexist jerks in their personal lives, I don't see how that is any of your business. What a terrible thing, that people might actually be free to make bad decisions! If only we had you to make up our minds for us.