Lemmy wrote:mechaPoet wrote:It is impossible to be sexist toward men in the same way that it is impossible to be racist toward white people or classist toward the ruling class. Please note that I'm using these "-ist" terms in the context of their existence as oppressive systems, not as simple prejudice.
Because the system never favors women in western society... It's not like women suffer lighter sentences for the exact same crimes or anything...
Nope. The Patriarchy (tm) always rigs the game in favor of those evil manspreading males...
What crimes are you referring to? For certain crimes, I grant that this is possible, I just don't know what they are. Although, have you heard of Susan B. Anthony?
I know, for instance, that men who beat or murder their intimate partners with their bare hands (including strangulation) receive less jail time and less harsh sentences than women who murder or injure abusive male partners with guns, because they are often less physically able to defend themselves without a weapon. But shooting someone is for some reason not as serious a crime as strangling someone.
Since you want to be deliberately obtuse, try comparing the sentencing of male teachers who have had sex with their students against female teachers who have done the same. Now (for the record) I'm not advocating for male sex offenders to get lighter sentencing.