The entire class saw the same man say the same things, yet the reviews were split 50/50 positive and negative.
It’s happened with every oppressed ethnic group (from the Irish to the Africans) that’s immigrated the country.
It happened with oppressed religious groups (from the Catholics to the Muslims).
And it continues today with the oppressed gender group. One of the ways I know this is true because there’s an entire book written about it.
An example of how we act irrationally is called diagnosis bias.
A particularly fascinating study showed that the smallest change in the way you describe someone can completely alter the way you perceive their behavior. A university class (unknowing lab rats) had a substitute professor.
To introduce the professor, the class members were given short bios.
What they didn’t know was that half the bios had been very slightly altered (e.g., exchanging warm, positive adjectives for cold, callous ones).
After the lecture, the students were asked to review the professor.
“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. There’s no point in avoiding it, so we might as well start with it. In 30 seconds on Google, I found this article (first page of my first search about “radical feminism”) and this delightful collection of quotes (my favorite: “To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” Thanks for the gem, Valerie Solanas.). Though they’re not even that loud, but can seem so because anti-feminists like to cherry pick quotes and ignore the much greater number of feminist writings, people, and organizations that say otherwise. The goal of feminism is to create a society in which individuals’ genders don’t restrict them from an equitable shot at success and happiness.