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Hate speech is a loaded term where the connotations are more powerful than the literal definition. Other examples include racist and sexist.

Do you have a sexual preference? In other words, you immediately discount someone based on qualities they were born with and have no control over. That by definition makes you a sexist, but so what. All discrimination is not wrong, like how employers (attempt to) strongly discriminate based on ability.

Hate speech is in the same bucket. It has a murky, varying meaning depending on who you talk to.

I personally also do not believe in "hate speech". Its an attempt to bait-and-switch language, like calling someone hateful when really you just disagree with them, or maybe theyre just rude. Its begging the question.




> you have a sexual preference? In other words, you immediately discount someone based on qualities they were born with and have no control over. That by definition makes you a sexist

No it doesn't.


Depends on who you ask. Americans increasingly believe otherwise. Here's an anecdote https://www.thedailybeast.com/no-blacks-is-not-a-sexual-pref...


You can find someone who will say anything, but that's still simply not the definition of sexism.


Yes it is.

Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism

prejudice or discrimination based on sex

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexism

prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/sexism

prejudice or discrimination based on sex or gender, especially against women and girls.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/sexism

actions based on a belief that particular jobs and activities are suitable only for women and others are suitable only for men

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/sexis...

What definition of sexism are you using where discriminating against what sex you want to date isnt sexism?




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