Welcome to Sexism 101, kids: point out sexism, and you’ll get plenty of defenses of it by the people that discrimination benefits.
Note that this is a “called out” comment — so Forbes is happy to publish an article on gender inequity, but also happy to goad people into bashing it. Perhaps they share the same brain-dead notion of “balance” that characterizes so much lazy journalism. ”Shape of Earth: Views Differ.”
Note: the author themselves called out the quote. But the person who authored the quote is a classic “derailer” straight out of Derailing for Dummies — and derailers create false debates and make it seem as if the views of the misinformed have more legitimacy than they actually do.
From my Forbes post about the publican and review of male and female writers in major literary outlets.
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