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Kyriarchy are the structures of domination working together as a network - not just one group dominating another. Its branches include but are not limited to racism, sexism, cissexism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.

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Gender, prejudice, aggression, evolution

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by The Nerd Jan 25, 2012. 1 Reply

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"I’m probably such a racist, but a black man dressed as Santa is just wrong."

“I’m probably such a racist, but a black man dressed as Santa is just wrong.”

Teacher: what do they look like? (referring to a picture of Middle Eastern women in hijabs)

Teacher: what do they look like? (referring to a picture of Middle Eastern women in hijabs)
Student: Terrorists.
Teacher: I was looking for “religious, traditional, or worried.” But yes, that too. Good, Tyler!

"Yeah, but you’re not that kind of Native."

“Yeah, but you’re not that kind of Native.”

- This has happened more than once.  A person complains about the lazy “Natives” downtown, suggesting they are all a bunch of ‘huffers’ exploiting the system.  I respond by pointing out that I’m Metis (I have pale skin). 

I patiently waited after class to ask my professor a question. He then began making sexual comments...

I patiently waited after class to ask my professor a question. He then began making sexual comments such as that I made him aware of his age because he could never get with me because I was out of his league. I felt uncomfortable so I left, with my question unanswered. I could not believe that my college professor prioritized his inappropriate comment over my question and ultimately the quality of my education, as I am no longer comfortable going to him for questions.

"CAN YOU HEAR ME?"

“CAN YOU HEAR ME?”

- The “joking” reaction of various friends, coworkers and bosses when I tell them that I’m hearing-impaired and used to have to wear aids. They then tell me “it’s not like it’s a big deal or anything, it’s not like you’re actually deaf”. Makes me feel like my problems don’t matter.

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Comment by Susan Stanko on July 5, 2011 at 6:28pm
I have an account with them for comments.
Comment by Susan Stanko on June 17, 2011 at 11:14am
I can assure you John that somebody somewhere will call you a woman-blaming misogynist.  Usually, by people who have no clue what misogyny actually is.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2011 at 12:17pm

Younger children have often copied what they think older children do. There are enough horror stories in the media about eating disorders to stimulate copy-cat behaviour.

 

The more stable lifestyle suggested may help in combating the development of more serious problems for many, in the spirit of "a stitch in time saves nine", mostly because parents get more involved in their childrens' well-being thus helping them to a reasonable sense of self-worth.

 

Does any of that make sense to you? I'm not playing down the problem. My daughter had a brush with anorexia some years ago and it frightened the shit out of me. I just feel that careful, considered steps work better than a media panic.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 10, 2011 at 8:48am
I'm gonna go with the dictionary. I see the point about institutionalization, but for individual people this is kind of abstract. It doesn't make any difference in the example of a white kid getting bullied by minorities, because bullying is just as harmful regardless of race. Worse, I could see the bullies thinking the "I can't be racist" idea gives them a free pass.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 10, 2011 at 7:20am

Oxford dictionary: Racist: 1) The belief that each race has certain qualities or abilities, giving rise to the belief that certain races are better than others. 2) discrimination or hostility towards other races.

"Race is a cultural concept, not a scientific one". Gil Grissom.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 9, 2011 at 9:38pm
What happened to the posting on the wall about how minorities are not capable of racism? I thought that would be a good discussion.
Comment by Loren Miller on May 29, 2011 at 5:02am
Because social change needs to overcome social inertia.  Not much different from physical inertia in that regard!
Comment by Ian Mason on May 29, 2011 at 2:27am
Social evolution takes time.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on May 28, 2011 at 3:12pm
That's a little outdated now that there are few factory jobs and the masses are unemployed.
Comment by Ian Mason on May 28, 2011 at 1:54pm
Skin shades are based on economic structure: in agrarian societies where "the masses" work in the sun, being pale is a sign of wealth. In Western societies where the majority work in factories and offices, often working shift-work, having a tan is a sign of wealth. The expression "blue-blooded" comes from being pale enough that the veins could be seen through the skin.

Just a matter of applying basic Marxism.
 

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