Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 3 weeks ago

Aren’t safe spaces for women and white only spaces based on the same discriminatory mentality?

32 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
    Best Answer


    “We need women only spaces to keep women safe from men, because men commit more crime than women”

    “We need white only spaces to keep whites safe from blacks because blacks commit more crime than whites”

    Same argument, different demographics.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes, no... for the most part the rational behind the safe spaces is entirely sexist in nature (there are extremely caring men, as well as extremely abusive women)...

    But the biggest difference is that the no one is harmed by the existence of these safe spaces. Instead of going to the woman's locker room to change, you need to go to the man's locker room. In stead of going to a woman's shelter, you need to go to a mans or unisex shelter.

    Psychologically, while much of this is transference, feeling that if men are in the environment then those men are responsible in part for whatever happened to you... there is benefit to catering to limited sexism until the psyche has had time to heal.

  • 2 weeks ago

    It's the exact same mentality.  The only difference is in who thinks the discrimination is justified. That's how it always is with these things.   People justifying discrimination against others.  

  • John
    Lv 4
    2 weeks ago

    A man would go sleep in the ditch. Women and children come first.

    Get it? Women and CHILDREN!

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No. They exist only when really needed for women. The racial part is backwards for need based.

    • Kade2 weeks agoReport

      but if a man were to try to enter such a space he would not be allowed, which is discrimination...

  • ctc453
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    They're for anyone who needs one.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes they sure are.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I don't think so. Safe places for women are for women who feel they are in danger, right or wrong. White spaces were due to hate, not fear.

    • Elana
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      So, we cater to female paranoia, but not white paranoia? Got it.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes it is. because apparently us men are such barbaric savages. lol

  • 3 weeks ago

    No women are put through discrimination that cis white men do not go through and thus deserve a place to feel safe and not as though they are an object created for the purpose of men's sexual "needs". While white-only spaces are used to separate and discriminate other races.

    • Devo3 weeks agoReport

      Nah, there got to be equal opportunities for both sexes. All races and sexes should have the right to a safe place or no one gets one.

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