This article on Jezebel explains how just ONE person can make a huge difference to the norm’s of society. It explains how one set of sexist beliefs impact on others.
“This study provides the first evidence that sexist ideologies can create gender inequality within societies, and this finding suggests that sexism not only legitimizes the societal status quo, but also actively enhances the severity of the gender hierarchy.”
So next time you hear a sexist comment from just one person, don’t dismiss that person as a bigot and simply move on… that sexism is seeping slowly into our culture, becoming normalised and acceptable and that’s a pretty disappointing thought. But as Jezebel points out, let’s reverse the situation and consider the positive aspect of these findings, if an individual voice can make a difference for the worse, let’s raise it louder for the better.