This is a comment by David Byron on the Comment of the Day: “If men get together for this kind of movie, it’s sleazy. If women do, it’s ‘good, clean fun’.”
“I’ve stated my criteria to oppose discrimination which is simply to oppose it always, with an exception for affirmative action under narrow circumstances….
“I think race gives a real problem because where it intersects with gender and ‘it’s OK if you are not a white male’ thing gets out of whack. I mean would you say it’s OK for black men to view porn or go see a sexy movie in a way that white men can’t?
“To take another example of sex discrimination you almost certainly support, which is gender segregation in domestic violence shelters, most people who support that discrimination against men say it is because women might be afraid of men, and in general they support many forms of ‘safe spaces’ for women that discriminate.
“But many white people are also afraid of blacks. You would not support racial segregation on that basis I bet. You would not support domestic violence shelters that excluded blacks or ‘safe spaces’ which were white-only.
“You probably wouldn’t demand that black people should cross the road when the see a white person coming in case that white person is afraid of blacks either. So I imagine your opposition to racism is not exactly on the same track with your feelings about sexism.”
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