Regardless of sexual dimorphism we all have a brain and that is where sexism originates. It is difficult to control our thoughts but we should be able to control our actions.
yeah. but what does that actualy mean in this discussion?
i almost think the word sexism needs to be defined for the purpose of the discussion. to my mind, sexism is descrimination, exclusion, and negative treatment based on gender. it can happen to either gender. for instance, all male events or organizations are considered sexist yet all female events or organizations are not...yet, they most certainly are sexist in that they are exclusionary to people of another gender.
however, some people seem to think that because people of one gender or the other are naturally drawn to a certain activity more than another gender that it means that activity is sexist. or that people tend to adopt chores or tasks, naturally, in a pattern that seems to reflect a gender preference for certain tasks over others that those people are sexist. yet, if people naturally choose certain things over others, not being forced to it, how can it be sexist?
if you look back through the thread, you will see what i mean in the above examples.
so, i really think a solid accepted definition is necessary before it can be determined if a things is sexist. otherwise, you get people comparing apples to oranges. i think the discussion to determine said definition will be just as heated and controvercial as this one; maybe moreso.