I want to open up some specific discussion around sexism inclusion and culture, focused within the party itself.
I think we can pretty much make a blanket statement that within the party there pretty much is not a member that is objectively or intentionally sexist. But that does not mean there are not members we don’t like, don’t think their views are horrible or the way they communicate is off-putting.
There is also some flip side arguments as well. Not every white male with an opinion is sexist for example, in fact that is rampant sexism and racism. Not everyone thinks or communicates or prioritises how they communicate the way everyone else does, and that is not sexism.
It is not sexist to not prioritise having a high EQ. Sexism and racism can at times tun into the EQ vs. IQ war and become a weaponised policy where the actual debate is nothing to do with gender equality and everything to do with straight out imperialism of emotive versus structural thinking, and the EQ side can get a massive shock when they don’t always win. I want to avoid that shock with discussion. Both are very necessary and very important. THERE ARE WOMEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS DEBATE. Not all women prioritise EQ and it is sexist to think that.
Exploring an engineering view of the mechanics of sexism and gender is not sexist just because someone does not just blindly espouse simplistic sloganism, instead wanting to understand how to meaningfully solve and address it using the real world solutioning benefits of engineering. Statements like mine yesterday that there are other factors in why women are underrepresented in STEM and in the Pirate Party is not objectively a sexist statement. It may be wrong, but it is not objectively sexist.
Anyway, I wanted to open up discussion. As a self identifying feminist for decades now that utterly abhors sexism this is really important to me and it does take an emotional toll to be assumed to be sexist because of my skin colour or culture. And no I will not be changing neither my skin colour nor culture, hence my own need for dialogue.