The Chauvinist Corner
Actually, you are probably a devout sexist, no matter what your stand
is on feminism. (The fact that such a nomenclature can be attached to a movement
is proof of that!) A sexist attitude is one which is based upon a belief
that there are real differences between the sexes. If you do not believe
that there are real and significant differences between men and women, then
you are sufficiently out of touch with reality as to qualify as a member
in good standing of the National Organization of Women, whose membership
is actually very small and they could really use your support.
If, on the other hand, you have a grasp of the obvious and an understanding
of the plain and simple facts of life, you should be able to stand in full
support of the sexist point of view for the following:
Sexism demands that because a male is stronger and tougher than a female,
he therefore should never hit her. A boy on a playground or a man in his
home should never beat up on a member of the weaker sex. Why? Because a woman
is not capable of defending herself against a man in a fair fight. Agreed?
Sexism requires that a woman should never be required to lift objects
that only a man is strong enough to lift, whether in the home or the workplace.
Common sense, right?
Sexism unequivocally states that only women give birth to children,
and have breasts for nursing babies, and are emotionally equipped to provide
the nurturing that young children require for healthy development. A pair
of open eyes will convince anyone, even a casual observer, of these basic
Sexism believes that men are more aggressive than women are. Anyone
who has gone to school will have seen that the boys get into most of the
fights and instigate most of the activities that require an aggressive attitude.
As children grow up, it is a simple fact that the vast majority of aggressive
crimes are perpetrated by males. Even when women do commit aggressive crimes,
they usually are led into it by a man. Again sexism has merely accepted a
solid fact as being valid.
Sexism accepts the historical application
of these facts of life in producing the traditional roles of men and
women in society. By accepting the previous facts as valid, sexism rejects
as completely absurd the idea of casting them aside to support
non-traditional roles for men and women, and then
to expect the facts of life to
sufficiently to allow the new
arrangement to produce acceptable results.
Sexism is based upon observation, logic and tradition. For thousands
of years, sexism has been the nearly unanimous view of the
citizens of all the cultures around the world. It is sound, workable and
reasonable, producing the greatest opportunity for any society to offer
happiness, security, and stability of family, neighborhood, and nation.
We have seen the results in our society as we have attacked, vilified,
and illegalize sexism. Families are falling apart, and our society is
destabilizing. Shall we pull our collective heads out of the sand and have
a look around before it is too late?