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  •  I feel part of the problem is (1+ / 0-)
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    Americans are not wiling to have honest discussions about sexism as they are about racism or homophobia. Look at the hatred directed towards Hillary Clinton when she ran for the Democratic nomination; some people must have felt extremely threatened.

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive - C.S.Lewis

    by GenuineRisk on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 09:18:48 AM PST

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    •  There are a lot of people (0+ / 0-)

      who would dispute you on our willingness to discuss racism and homophobia.  Hillary might have been a hate target during the campaign, but look at the pure hatred Obama has been facing as president.  A true sense of panic by whites who feel overtaken, who cannot even admit he was fairly elected and has a right to be president.

      When shit happens, you get fertilized.

      by ramara on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 11:30:58 AM PST

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      •  it's just that (0+ / 0-)

        the usual response to the bringing up of sexism in America either "don't worry your pretty little head about it", or "aren't you being too sensitive"?  But, sexism is more than just tasteless jokes or offensive comments about a woman's body parts (visible and non visible).

        Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive - C.S.Lewis

        by GenuineRisk on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 10:07:47 AM PST

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