Back when I wrote about why physical appearance is irrelevant, I expected people to know that I meant it in all contexts. I am against the discrimination of people based on gender, skin color, age, or size. But more specifically, I want to write about why gender discrimination (sexism) is probably the most harmful of all types. Put simply, you are saying that approximately half of all humans on the planet are somehow better or worse than the other half. By what standard does this make sense? That is like saying that the lower half of your own body is not as useful as the top half, and then deciding to cut it off. If you do, you can no longer walk.
To me, there is no reason to make such a big deal about appearance in general. Yes, men and women look different, but I think that the only reason that they are compared is because they are more alike than they are different. Also, it is not someone’s choice to be born as a certain gender.
I want to do what I can to help people see that men and women should not be treated as being different in contexts where it makes no sense. There may be some things that one gender may have an advantage at, but I do not claim to know exactly what (if any) mental differences there are between men and women. What I do know is that competition will not fix problems.