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Misogyny is Wrong.
June 2, 2016, 23:36
Filed under: autism, disability, Politics, Travel | Tags: , , ,

I listened to Women’s Hour this morning, it’s one of the most intelligent current affairs programs on any media. Today they discussed misogyny on social media. Now don’t get me wrong, I loathe Jess Phillips, I think she’s a disgusting, backstabbing right-wing Blairites. However I am not stupid enough to think that her gender is in anyway responsible for her political opinions, there are plenty of women who, unlike Jess, espouse sensible left wing politics.

The only valid way to contest another person’s arguments is to demonstrate their fallacies. Abusing someone for their gender, color, race or religion is not a substitute for argument. When you stoop to insults instead of arguments you have effectively admitted that you are in the wrong, that you have no counter to the opposing point of view.

To step away from differences of opinion I think we should be clear misogyny is wrong, racism is wrong, sectarianism is wrong. People cannot help who they are. If you are a woman, you’re a woman, if you’re black you’re black, if you’re gay you’re gay, if you’re straight you’re probably straight. A person’s chromosomes have nothing whatsoever to do with their opinions. If you dislike what someone does by all means challenge them on their behaviour or opinions, but don’t make yourself look stupid by abusing them for who they are as people.

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