Am I Sexist? (index)

by Luke Muehlhauser on July 18, 2010 in Ethics,Indexes

Here’s an index for my much-debated series, “Am I Sexist?”:

  1. 15 Sexy Scientists (the post that sparked the controversy)
  2. Round 1 responded to a 2009 post by one of the listed scientists, Sheril Kirshenbaum
  3. Round 2 summed up the debate so far, as it had taken place in 350+ comments on the Round 1 post
  4. Seven Types of Objectification (part 1) began to examine philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s helpful article, “Objectification,” which examines 7 types of objectification and their effects
  5. Seven Types of Objectification (part 2) continued that examination
  6. The Problem with Objectification finished the examination of Nussbaum’s article, and concluded that objectification alone probably can’t account for why, say, Playboy is bad
  7. Morality and Sexy Scientists was Alonzo Fyfe’s usual Thursday article on applied ethics
  8. I Apologize for My ‘Sexy Scientists’ Post flipped things around

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Haukur July 19, 2010 at 4:00 am

I think you should probably add links to these two discussions too:

“16 Sexiest Female Atheists (with pics, of course)”

“Get to Know Your YouTube Atheists”

Personally I thought the YouTube post was actually the most cringeworthy of the lot. Do you still not see any sexism implicit in that post, Luke?


Supersage400 July 19, 2010 at 4:11 am

Was that, “content-rich” part of the Pharyngula thread description sarcasm? I have trouble detecting it sometimes, so you’ll have to forgive me.


lukeprog July 19, 2010 at 8:48 am


Well, I was responding to my own posts, of course. :)

Seriously, though, many people enjoyed that discussion and found it valuable.


Shinobi July 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

In the case of this discussion I would like to refer you to this excellent illdoctrine video:

Ultimately it is not whether you ARE sexist or not that is at issue, what you DID was sexist. That doesn’t necessarily make you sexist. That makes you someone who lives in a sexist society who has internalized a lot of those messages and is privileged enough to not have to think about sexism.


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