Question: “Stefan once wrote “The word “anarchy” may be almost beyond redemption – any attempt to find goodness in it could well be utterly futile – or worse; the philosophical equivalent of the clichéd scene in hospital dramas where the surgeon blindly refuses to give up on a clearly dead patient.”
I am a self-proclaimed racist, and sexist. I am not a bigot, nor a misogynist. I do not blindly follow stereotypes, or engage in blanket prejudices as if they were science. Lastly, I am not a supremacist by any means.
Race is defined as a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group. Sex is defined either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and many other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions. Ism is defined as a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. When we use words such as abolitionism, activism, behaviorism – we do not add a negative connotation to these words.
Like the word anarchy, I believe the sophists have corrupted the words racism, and sexism. They have lumped numerous definitions into this one word, and have weighed it down. They use racism to mean supremacist, negatively prejudice, stereotype driven, hateful, and misogynistic.
There are very real differences between race, and sex. Do you agree with my analysis of the words racism, and sexism? If so, do you believe the words can, or even should be rehabilitated? If not, I am curious to where you think I have miss-stepped?”