Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We Need to Speak Up Against Sexism in Every Context

By Megan Liema

A recent article on Huffington Post ('Liberals Are Sexist Too', by Emily Peck, Mar 6 2017) made me think.

We often think of sexism as being associated with conservatives. But then, liberals and leftists have not been immune either, of course. The difference is that, many progressives have had a double standard, letting sexism go unchallenged as long as it originated from the left.

We need to put an end to this. Not only should sexism always be challenged, a double standard will only discredit any further action against sexism.

We don't need to be personally sympathetic to the politics of Sarah Palin or Kellyanne Conway. But still, sexism is sexism, and it is never acceptable. It should be as simple as this.