What do you consider to be a more prevalent problem in society and why? Sexism or racism?
Just wondering what you guys think.
It depends which minority you consider yourself to be in, and which society you are in. This question will lead to a very interesting discussion.
Neither at all. There is a very strong sense of classism, particularly of the unsuccessful elements towards those who are more, even extremely successful. Those at the bottom echelons of society strongly believe that those in the higher echelons owe them a proper lifestyle. There are other proponents who strongly aver that those at the higher echelons must be corrupt & this corruption is the reason for their success & affluence.
Those at the lower echelons of society strongly maintain that they are being held back by society or the man. They blame others for their predicament instead of assessing their negative lifestyle & beliefs & taking responsibility for their lives. They have a negative consciousness & mindset, being anti-education, anti-achievement, anti-success, & anti-wealth. They do things to immediately guarantee their impoverishment or being in the lower socioeconomic & educational echelons, such as marrying & having children before they are emotionally, educationally, financially, & psychologically ready to do so. They also have more children that they can afford, thus reducing them & their children into an impoverished state.
It is the poorer classes(talking about the United States) who hate the more affluent classes. The poorer classes feel that the more affluent classes ought to provide them w/a decent lifestyle but on the affluent classes' dime. The poorer classes feel that they shouldn't have to make a concerted effort to improve their socioeconomic standing.
In the world as a whole, fundamentalist Islam is the biggest problem. Forced marriages, child marriages, 90% of all honor killings, girls routinely pulled out of school when they start puberty to protect their "honor", supression of religious minorities, mistreatment of darker skinned peoples (see how Pakistanis get treated by Arabs in Saudi Arabia), sex slavery by ISIS ad Boko Haram.
And it isn't just in the Muslim world, as we see a 500% rise in the rape rate in Sweden and other Nordic nations since taking in 1% of their population in Muslim refugees, the "taharrush" mass sex assaults across the EU New Years Eve 2016, Shariah patrols popping up in the UK and Germany harassing women who don't cover up, men attacking white women in shorts, demanding locals stop walking dogs near Muslims and pubs stop selling beer.
Islam is a sexist, systemically biased against non-Muslims, has many members who are severely racist, and homophobic to boot. ISIS posts videos of throwing homosexuals off rooftops, while Iran merely hangs them after a trial.
TLDR - fundamentalist Islam threatens human rights.
I don't know if sexism and racism are so easily pulled apart, AF Mind. For starters, let's just keep to the United States of America.
In 1662, in the Virginia colony changed the law regarding the status of children. English common law had always maintained, that under the law, a child takes on the status of the father.
Okay, clearly a sexist law by a sexist, patriarchal society: England.
But the 1662 Virginia alteration provided for a child to take on the status of the mother.
What's going on here? Was sexism suddenly wiped out in British colonial America?
Hardly. This changed was connected to slavery. This changed favored male, white slaveholders who had a tendency to rape their black female slaves. With the status of the child now legally affixed to that of the mother, the plantation owner had no obligation to the child. He didn't have to free his children sired in this way; and indeed, they were simply added to the slave workforce.
It was "sex without any long-term consequences," as it were, on the part of the white male slaveholder.
One can say that, to this day, and in this way, sexism and racism are interacting, overlapping, and mutually reinforcing. America is the land of the so-called "one drop rule."
In America, then, through the woman (the enslaved woman), blackness is a was conceived as a sort of Eve's "Original Sin," that forever tainted the blood.
Consider the infamous case of Plessy V. Ferguson (1896).
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