Angelfish wrote:if you want me to speak a different language so you can understand what the fuck we were talking about, please say so.
Big words from a man who used his poor grasp of English as an excuse to why he couldn't handle long replies. Do you want me to dumb down Eth's reply for you a bit more, to the "man bites dog" level?
chenjesuwizard wrote:Except that gender blind approach, as I've already mentioned, doesn't work. It fails to recognise the problems that women face, which are big problems. If you try and forget gender, you have to act as if men and women are equal already, and that they face the same problems that have to be fought.
The fact is, purely biologically, Men and Women are not
equal. The different sexes are just that. Different.
This is a really weird definition of equality for what it is worth. Men and Men aren't equal under this definition either, there are all sorts of small differences (lactose tolerance, melanin concentration, eye colour) that separates us from each other biologically. We're such a diverse species that specific differences within most groups tends to be as big as that same specific difference between groups. In fact, the definition seems quite useless to me.
And that's exactly why this is still an issue!
I absolutely ignore gender on the internet, or atleast I try to
I think there is danger in this behaviour as well though. I mean, the fact is that the only people who can claim to not "see" gender, colour, nationality are those who are already privileged enough to not need to care, i.e. the people benefiting from the existing situation. And by claiming to not see the difference and actively working to diminish it in the "this happens to men too (although at extremely much lower frequency)!!!" kind of way.