Originally Posted by aelle
One double standard that I find particularly interesting is that success and likeability are positively correlated in men, and negatively correlated in women. In other words, successful, powerful, accomplished men are perceived as role models. Successful, etc, women are perceived as domineering b*tches. Sure, many women could become CEOs, but the system we live in makes them not want to. We are not facing the same choice.
I have to disagree with that. My favorite boss of all time was a woman, and she rocked. With me it's not a woman's status that makes her a domineering b*tch, or a guy a domineering prick, it's their attitudes. It doesn't matter what anatomical configuration someone has between their legs, if they act like an a**hole, then they're an a**hole.
I like what Dimitri said about calling it Equalism. I think that's a much more constructive way to put it. Something just doesn't sit right with me when I see and hear pro *whatever* groups. Pro this gender or that gender, pro this race or that race, pro this religion or that religion. All I hear is "Me, me, me! It's all about me!" I think to achieve anything constructive, ever, we need to be fair and equal (obviously). The message needs to be one of unity. When you have different pockets of people who all basically want the same thing, but don't work together, you're left with different factions who stand on their own, but could be much more effective if they worked together for a common goal. I know this is pretty elementary and obvious, but the obvious is often overlooked. Plus I'm exhausted. LOL But anyway, I'd really like to see a movement start that shed any and all attachment to specific groups of people, and had a more all-inclusive name. Like The Equalist Movement
. I think that would stand a much better chance of being heard, and since it would represent every person on the earth, one would be pretty hard pressed trying to oppose it or ignore it... Just my $0.02...