- The pervasive nature of sexism in all cultures, at all levels of society by all males, makes it nearly impossible for males to recognize the fundamentally flawed foundation from which they base their interactions with females. This lack of awareness of their own prejudices makes growth in breaking down barriers nearly impossible to attain without great sustained and painful effort from all sectors of society. It’s painful, because males don’t want to relinquish their power, and don’t want to be treated in the same way, with the same disregard, they treat females.
- Sexism is so common and rabid that it appears to have become innate through the process of oppressive and backward moving evolution. Even when females surpass the males with whom they compete, their accomplishment is considered less worthy of respect. Place one female in the company of two or more males, and no matter what the circumstance, no matter how noble or sophisticated the males, the behavior of ‘clumping together’ to pile on the female, always emerges to trivialize and denigrate the female.
- The world has yet to scratch the surface of this cold, hardened and bitter prejudice that goes far beyond gender based stereotypical expectations of behavior. Interestingly, gender based prejudices pave the way for all other prejudices in society, and even more disturbing is that it is often the role of elder females to oppress their younger female underlings, which raises the expectation of submissive behavior among the peer groups of young females.
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