Sexism vs Racism (Ethnism) throughout history?

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    Which has done the most damage?

    Which has done the most good (if any)?

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    IMO it's no contest, Racism/Ethnism has done far far more damage than sexism. Sure sexism has sucked pretty bad for women, but it hasn't been a major cause of war and bloodshed. And there is no evidence that it's even hampered technological progress.

    As for which one has done the most good, if any, I'll defer to 52nd Street and Baltimore Bob on that one. :)
     
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    Hmmmm, great question. But I don't think it's really answerable.

    Actually you could argue that sexism did hinder technological progress. Because women weren't allowed the opprotunities to develop their potential as women do in countries where sexism isn't a stifling issue. Same can be said for all discrimination based upon things that're outside of one's control.
     

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