Originally Posted by cylon
Spartan could you at least quote at least one thought from that article and give an example of what you perceive to be sexist, and why it is sexist, beyond "it's all sexist"?
| 4. Be confident. |
A man speaks and acts with confidence. He owns his attitude.
This imposes the attribute of being 'confident' as a criterion for being a man. However, there are millions of men that suffer from anxiety problems, and anxiety problems are real medical problems, not some self-induced habit of negativity. There are possible physiological/genetical causes.
Thus to indicate that these men aren't masculine becuase they don't conform to the stereotype is sexist. Yet Steve goe's one further and implies that these men aren't even men - just because they struggle to suppress anxious emotions. That is tantamount to saying mentally disabled people aren't real humans because of their inability to think rationally.
| 2. Put your relationships second. |
A man who claims his #1 commitment in life is his relationship partner (or his family) is either too dishonest or too weak to be trusted.
This implies that men (exclusively) should value relationships second, otherwise they are to be considered "dishonest" or "too weak to be trusted." That is an extremely sexist and judgmental comment.
There are perhaps many 'masculine' trustworthy men who regard their relationship more important than anything else. Are they to be condemned because of this?