Originally Posted by MSI Magus
Edit - You know what. NM. No matter what I say you are always going to accuse anyone that doesnt agree with you of being brainwashed by society and no matter what I say you wont ever see how sexist it is to say women cant fight their own battles. If I was in the middle east or someplace id agree with you, but in America while sexism still exists(as you pointed out with your list of issues women face)it doesnt exist at a level that men should step in and fight a women/minorities battle unless they prove time and time again they let others trample them(and even then its better to talk directly to the person, teach them to fish vs giving them a fish).
I never said that women can't fight their own battles, but that on the show, there's been a long pattern of this kind of treatment. How you pushed that into "dohdoh(sic) is sexist because he thinks women can't fight their own battles" is all you and not even close to anything that I'm stating or implying. I'm not co-opting feminist theory or language and colonizing it to further entrench male privilege.
And just because we're not at the same levels of the worst offenders of racism and sexism doesn't mean that thing are great. There's a difference between rottenest rotting shit in a barrel with a couple inches of water and the scum festering at the top of it, but it's still shitty no matter how you try separate it. This is the exact point that Tavis Smiley was trying to make to Maher when Maher was making the same argument about the Middle-East being oppressive to women...(edit: with the help of the US because the CIA helped to overthrow the democratically elected governments and tried to install US corporation friendlier ones)
edit: There isn't much difference between your original post and the one you edited in.