Re: Blatant Sexism!
Aug 21, 1997 10:27 AM
by Titus Roth
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Robertson) wrote:
> But when social pressures sanction such ridiculous outcomes as women tennis
> players successfully demanding to be paid as much as men tennis players,
> there is imbalance ...
> Women's legitimate angers would be far more credible and be taken far more
> seriously if their illegitimate ones were eliminated.
This must be done in right proportion. In a perfect world where victims are as
detached from their suffering as non-victims, your approach might work. I
still think that starting with trivia like the above or giving primary
attention to them is straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.
When we are angry over atrocities, whether we are male or female, sometimes
peripheral things are magnified or even distorted. I don't know about you, but
when I am angry over something legitimate, I want my major concerns to be
listened to first, then I am reassured and in a better place to take care of
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