Replace "sexism laws" with religious dogma and you'll see what I'm saying. Sexism can be replaced with "blasphemy" in the days of old. We're regressing into tribalism, group think, and identity politics that values groups over individuals, dogma over reason and logic. I believe Dave Rubin used the term "Unlightenment." We're moving further and further away from reason, logic, and intellectualism in favor of "feelings." Very concerning as to where this slippery slope can end up if you ask me.
I know what you mean. My Austrian Facebook group is fighting the good fight. We miss the days when it was applauded anytime a woman was refered to as 'Dorfmatratze', but nowadays that's deemed as a demeaning word. Back in the good old days, when a woman complained about sexism ("My boyfriend won't stop telling me to make him a sandwich. He believes that women should know their place. I need advice. What's a good comeback in such a situation?"), it was perfectly fine to answer that she better come back with a sandwich.
Lol hey, I didn't infer any of that, you did :P
Obviously sexism is a bad thing, but do we really need LAWS against it? Doesn't that seem a bit creepy big-brotherish to European folks?
I dunno, maybe it's just cause I was raised in America where free speech has always been more valued here (though sadly that's starting to erode in some aspects even here). Maybe it's just a cultural thing. Most of us respect women here (at least most that I know) and don't need laws enforced against us like animals, it's just a matter of basic human decency..
I also see the need to enforce laws like this as somewhat demeaning to women in its own round-about way. It's incredibly patronizing, implying women are weak that need men (in this case big brother) to ride to her rescue. One would think women are strong and independent enough to handle themselves over that scaary speech, just as men should be.