5. Responding to Objections

  1. David Benatar

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118192337.ch5

The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

How to Cite

Benatar, D. (2012) Responding to Objections, in The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118192337.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674468

Online ISBN: 9781118192337

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Keywords:

  • responding to objections;
  • unfair discriminatory attitudes, practices;
  • second sexism denialists, defending gender roles;
  • hemi-inversion argument;
  • semi-inversion, against males, partially recognized;
  • disadvantages of being a male, and costs of dominance;
  • distraction argument;
  • defining discrimination;
  • vagueness, around “disvalue” and “inferiority”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Inversion Argument

  • The Costs-of-Dominance Argument

  • The Distraction Argument

  • Defining Discrimination