Sexism is a weird thing some people argue sexism is just as bad as racism and maybe they are right but like racism sexism is everywhere in the modern world. Women often believe that they are the worse victims of sexism (typical women always got it worse than everybody else) and in some cases they are right. Women get paid less for doing the same job, sport exposes sexism why can’t women play in a national team? Is it because women are not good enough to play against men? Is what I just said sexist? If a female footballer was good enough to play for say the England football team (women probably wouldn’t do much worse) would she be allowed in the team? If not that is surely that is terribly sexist.

Sporting events that do involve women (though not usually against men) show that men are usually stronger and faster than their women counterparts. Are men better entertainers? Or better musicians? There are thousands of women in the music industry but how many of them can even play an instrument? In the modern day music industry women have been reduced to selling sex. Is this because their product wouldn’t sell without adding raunchy videos that are not really suitable for its young and impressionable audience that are in many cases young women. I am not arguing that women are less musically talented then men but if they are equally as talented or even more potentially talented then men are then the music industry does not allow them to show it most cases.

So there is a point women are victims of sexism and a sexist society but not everything works against women!

Wars obviously have usually been fought by men and not always willing men but sometimes men that terrified men that really didn’t want to fight. And women tend to get automatic rights when it comes to custody of children which is a unfair. The benefits system also exposes a lot of sexism according to claims “more than 65% percent of male claims get referred compared to less than 50% of women. In the end around 33% of all male claims get sanctioned compared to a little over 20% of female claims. More simply put by the Tussell Trust 71% of sanctions are aimed squarely at men.”

The prison system also exposes massive sexism in our societies. People can argue that men are much more likely to commit a crime but is that true? I see as many women drunk than as I do men, I see as many women doing drugs as men. According to the Office for National Statistics men are twice as likely to die from a drug other dose (including legal and illegal drugs) yet they seem to much more likely to be punished for possession of drugs with a prison sentence (I don’t believe anybody should be punished with a prison sentence for possession of drugs unless that person was attempting to force drugs on somebody.)

When women or men are moaning about sexism and the negative impact it can have on their lives maybe they should consider this; Sexism does not just impact one gender it impacts both in a very negative way but it will always exist. If women want real equality and men want to stop being treated as slaves to their jobs and money instead of their family than both women and men should recognize that sexism works both ways.

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