The Uncommon Man

January 06, 2006

The Root Of All Oppression?

Over at Alas, A Blog there is a very interesting conversation going on about the question - is sexism the root of all oppression? Here's how it started:

The best way to evaluate the way male supremacy works is by comparing the situations of men and women who are similarly situated. A rich white woman, for example, is never going to be as well off as a rich white man, because she is or was still vulnerable to rape, objectification, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, molestation, in ways which the rich white man is not, in ways which affect her or have affected her from the time of her birth. A homeless man on the street is still better off than a homeless woman for the same reasons. And in between these two extremes, if we look at men and women, doesn’t matter the ethnicity, class standing, age, so long as we are talking about men and women who are similarly situated, we see across the board that men fare better in this world than women do. And that’s because the world is a male supremacist world.

via Alas, A Blog - Is The Oppresion of Women The Root of All Oppression?

Posted by Russell at January 6, 2006 11:49 AM


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