Sexism: The New Prudery?

Gerhard Amendt (


The delusion of sexism not only denies that eroticism creates and maintains relationships. It also attempts to unmask eroticism as an instrument of male domination and to replace it with the belief that men are perpetrators and women their victims, and that the sexes are bonded together solely by male dominance rather than arrangements. The ideology of sexism is intended to anchor guilt feelings in every man over his potential status as perpetartor. As a result, sexism can only be experienced by women. This ideological belief system disparages the importance of everything personal. It is therefore argued, that the ultimate goal is to defend eroticism as the most highly developed form of civilized boundary crossing in intimate relationships against condemnatory feminism.

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