This post is regarding the issue of Richard Dawkins commenting on a situation described by youtube character called “skepchick”. More information can be found here
To save you time I agree with Dawkins and have no problem with the approach he took. A quick assumption I will make is that the audience replying to this controversy is full of atheist. I will also assume that atheist have used humour and mockery themselves when talking about the crazy belief that is religion. At the very least have laughed at Richard’s jokes concerning religion. So I will call a double standard for anyone arguing that he was too blunt.
I believe there are two arguments going on here and premises are getting thrown around all in the wrong direction. I think “skepchick” was the first person to throw an incorrect premise at the wrong argument.
I love the feminist movement and avidly pursue to advance it. Though I believe that modern man has also fell victim to society’s gender stereotyping. To clarify modern men suffer from symptoms such as;
I feel as though the “elevator situation” is more of a problem with gender stereotyping then what feminist actually fight for. I would also list out some gender stereotypes women are forced into but my perspective isn’t great but would love to hear about them.(comment below)
It would seem that “skepchick” thinks that the elevator scene was an attack on feminism whereas I would say it’s actually a matter of gender stereotyping. Which makes her video actually a mockery of feminism and perpetuates sexism when in fact it should address gender stereotyping that both men and women face.
Men and women don’t experience the same things and may never have the same perspective but we can agree that societies expectations pressure us equally.
Let’s ALL support the feminist movement and lets ALL support the abolishment of gender stereotyping.
Would love to hear what you have to say!
p.s. gender stereotyping also includes all the combinations of sexualities and gendersblog comments powered by Disqus