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Sexism

Feminism and antisexism appeal to us all, because discrimination on the basis of sex is commonplace.

Sure, we! Are no longer living in a world where women have to bear children for their role and slaughter for their husbands at home. We have been able to study since 1897, since 1918 we have the right to vote, since the 80s there has been the time-limit for abortion, and since 1993 the equal treatment law in the profession. Ashamed late since 1989, rape is punishable in marriage and now, there's gender mainstreaming. These figures show that the beginnings of legal equality are not long ago. On the other hand, there is a patriarchy of the Patriarchate. The resulting economic, legal and social structures continue to influence our society today.

 

Sexism is not sexy, but actually just shit!

Sexism is the discrimination and oppression of people because of their gender, as well as through attributions of gender-specific characteristics.The term sexism has its origins in the 1960s from the English "sexism" and refers to biologistic argumentation and naturalization of social processes. For example, it is natural that women, blacks or Styrians are stronger than men, whites or upper Austrians. The example shows that biologistic arguments are also used for racism. In general, parallelism can be drawn between sexism and racism. This raises the question why and what are the characteristics that are used to investigate alleged differences between population groups. The aim is usually to use biologistic arguments to legitimize and defend the dominant power structures and the distribution of resources as "natural". The peak of the research absurdities are the researches which are still struggling to establish different brain activities and ways of thinking between women and men. In such research, societal and social factors are usually blown out to make the differences between the sexes dingfest. Here the question is to ask about the meaningfulness and validity of such tests: Are not the differences within a sex usually larger than between the sexes?

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Sexismus ist die Diskriminierung und Unterdrückung von Menschen aufgrund ihrer Geschlechtszugehörigkeit, sowie durch Zuschreibungen geschlechtsspezifischer Eigenschaften.

 

Der Begriff Sexismus hat seine Ursprünge in den 1960ern aus dem Englischen „sexism“ und bezeichnet biologistische Argumentation und Naturalisierung von gesellschaftlichen Prozessen. Zum Beispiel es ist natürlich, dass Frauen, Schwarze oder Steirer stärker sind als Männer, Weiße oder Oberösterreicher. Das Beispiel zeigt, dass biologistische Argumente auch für Rassismus verwendet werden. Generell können zwischen Sexismus und Rassismus Parallelen gezogen werden. Hier stellt sich die Frage wieso und welche Merkmale herangezogen werden, um angebliche Unterschiede zwischen Bevölkerungsgruppen zu erforschen. Ziel ist meist mit biologistischen Argumenten die herrschenden Machtstrukturen und Ressourcenverteilung als „naturgegeben“ und damit als unveränderlich zu legitimieren und zu verteidigen.
 
Den Gipfel der Forschungs-Absurditäten bilden jene Forschungen die noch immer krampfhaft versuchen unterschiedliche Hirnaktivitäten und Denkweisen zwischen Frauen und Männern festzustellen. Bei derartigen Forschungen werden meist gesellschaftliche und soziale Faktoren ausgeblendet, um die Unterschiede zwischen den Geschlechtern dingfest zu machen. Hier ist die Frage nach der Sinnhaftigkeit und Validität solcher Tests zu stellen: Sind nicht die Unterschiede innerhalb eines Geschlechts meist größer als zwischen den Geschlechtern?

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How does sexism manifest itself? Three types of sexism are distinguished:Open sexism: this refers to an unequal and injurious treatment of women, which is shown openly and thus directly visible.Concealed sexism: refers to an unequal or injurious treatment of women in a covert way.Unseen sexism: an open form of discrimination, which is not considered because it is already considered normal and everyday. Not only women are victims of sexism. Sexism is to be found where male and female are distinguished in the usual gender dichotomy. It is very likely that every person has been killed, but also because he is a criminal: as discrimination in the public often hides under the cover of stereotypes and stereotypes, we are often unaware of them (see untapped sexism). Unfortunately, there are supposedly male and female behaviors, which are only accepted by the respective sex, here are a few examples:

  • That is typically woman; Typical man - statements
  • A man who is "unmanly" because he becomes emotional
  • A woman called a "male" because she does not dress "female"
  • Women think differently than men
  • Nature has provided men and women with different tendencies and talents
  • Men think in systems, women capture the world with the help of empathy