Jan Ardena: I notice that you're ignoring all my posts, dishonest hack that you are. It doesn't much matter, because there are plenty of other people who will read this, note your lack of response, and draw the appropriate conclusions. Right. What makes you sexist is your attitudes to women, not their not liking what you say. That was pointed out ages ago, as you know. You haven't given any example to try to make your case for that. Prejudice means literally that you "pre-judge", before you have appropriate data. That would be sufficient, but it isn't necessary, to make somebody a misogynist. This has been explained to you in detail many times now. Your constant attempts to mansplain to the women here, and your attempts to exert control over them, are sexist too. Just so you know. You ought to learn to stop trying to talk over women. Try listening to them. Bizarre. Are you apologising for being a psychopath now, Jan? You know nobody has accused you of that, right? Your sexist attitudes might be due to a deep-seated hatred of women, or they might just be attitudes indoctrinated into you in your upbringing or by your religion, or they might be a choice you make for other reasons. While it might be interesting to explore the reasons for your sexist opinions, they won't change the fact of your sexism itself. Why are you so keen to explore ways in which you might be able to push against boundaries of social approbation without crossing them? If you're a white person, Jan, the best advice is: don't use the "N" word. Is that so hard? I've suggested a few other reasons just above. You need to realise, however, that hatred of women is there in the background, in all those other cases, too. For instance, if your religion holds that women are "less" than men, and it promotes the oppression of women (e.g. by restricting them to certain prescribed roles, such as "rearing progeny"), then behind that there is sure to be a male writer (or writers) who hated women, I assure you. If you think women should be oppressed because your religion demands it, then you're buying into a kind of hatred-by-proxy. Understand? Of course you are prejudiced against women for being women, Jan. Don't be silly! That's what sexism is. You're not saying "Anybody can head the family". You're saying "Only men can head the family, because women are too emotional to do it." In other words, you're prejudiced against women "heading" families because they are women. You can't honestly fail to recognise your own prejudice. Not this far into this thread. Stop being a dishonest hack, Jan! It really is such a bad look, and a terrible advertisement for your religion as well, I might mention. Ask yourself: Is this what Krishna wants you to do? Sexism is rooted in hatred of women. Understand: you can't believe women are less than men without being hateful. Did somebody hit a nerve there, Jan? On the right track? I see you added your nervous tic, which is always a giveaway. Tell us what your Dad taught you about women, Jan. Let's see if we can get to the root of your problems.