Is sexism less offensive than racism in politics?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Teri B., Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Teri B.
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    I say yes. I think sexism is very common and easily passed off as a humor, easily justified in the work place, and not really one of those touchy, subjects where you have to be oh so careful how you phrase everything. Racism certainly exists too, but people are very careful to step around this landmine and keep their feelings closely hidden.

    In this campaign, I think Obama has received special kid-glove handling. For example, when he goes after Clinton, he's challenging her, but when she makes reference to him, she's condemned for "attacking" him. It's absurd.

    I wonder if men feel differently.
     
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    Probably. As far as passing if it off as humor I think it is more accepted because both sexes give as good as they get. I can't say why but no one would find the humor in a black person and a white person exchaning racial stereotypes. Then again there's Lisa Lampinelli and she's hilarious, but no one is off limits with her.
     

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