How not to fight sexism:
How to fight sexism:
- Challenge any and all sexist stereotypes.
- Acknowledge and fight the sexism you have internalized.
- Acknowledge and fight external sexism.
- Address someone when expressing something sexist, in a nonviolent and logical way.
- Address it when members of your own sex are fighting sexism in the wrong way.
- Do not use the term “reverse sexism.”
- Don’t be biased, be consistent when addressing sexist issues.
- Do not overlook problematic beliefs just because the person expressing them is agreeing with you.
- Don’t enforce stereotypes.
Things to remember:
- Sexism isn’t specific to any sex in particular.
- That reverse sexism isn’t a thing because the definition of sexism is not necessarily sex-specific, not because you think a man can’t experience sexism.
- The definition of sexism.
- Calling someone names or using bad language won’t make a difference.
- Making blogs dedicated to shaming men won’t help, either.
- Making fun of men’s sensitivities won’t help.
- No one’s feelings should be devalued because of their sex alone.
- That sexist ideas and stereotypes are literally shoved down our throats at a young age and that many people don’t even know they’re sexist or posses sexist beliefs.
- That adding more sexism will not solve anything.