There are certainly a lot of chauvinistic things that have been said to me or around me, but the most overly sexist statements I’ve heard have actually come out of women’s mouths about men.
“You’re strong, open this for me.”
“He’s a big guy, he can lift this, no problem!”
“Of course he’ll protect me, that’s what he’s there for!”
My personal favorite is:
“That’s just how men are!
Yes, granted, there are stereotypes for a reason. However, making broad assumptions about an entire class of people is exhibiting a bias that, left unchecked, can be detrimental to society.
In general, men are stronger than women (but there are a lot of women who could hold their own, and even clean up.)
In general, men are more intimidating than women. I think that we can all think of at least one fully grown adult male that we wouldn’t consider “intimidating”, though, and one woman who is.
We can avoid this stuff altogether if we simply think before we talk.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-most-ridiculous-sexist-remark-youve-heard-and-how-did-you-respond
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-31