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The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


The essential definition of sexism is that one sex feels superior to another, and similarly the belief that one race is inherently superior to another defines racism. Being anti-gay implies a judgment that gays are not OK. So how many believe today they are superior to women/ blacks or that gays are not OK? A minority! Instead of the wide majority who believed those things 50 years ago, perhaps fewer than 20% today believe they are inherently a superior gender, a superior race or the only OK sexual orientation. This means that 80% of the population is not, according to strict definition, sexist, racist or anti-gay. Doesn't that strike you as cause for celebration? We have come a long way. We do have the makings for a rather harmonious society because of these changes. I believe things really are much better than what is being promulgated by all the Stage II blamers. Later I'll discuss more about how to do what remains to be done, but please celebrate now what we have accomplished!


We will never fully understand each other. That is OK, though many think otherwise.

Historically, a generation or more ago, this society was in Stage I denial about many things, most particularly the effects of sexist, racist and anti-gay opinions. For these opinions negatively affected our whole society, including those so voicing such pejorative opinions. As groups of women, African-Americans and gays became more aware, they tended to stop Stage I denying and start into Stage II blaming. Angry demonstrations, civil disobedience and faultfinding of others were and are the manifestations of this blaming. This worked to change millions of us!


A vital question to ask is, "How far have we come?" The answer is, "We have come a long way, baby, and not just women." All major societal groups have changed significantly in the past 50 years, much more than commonly thought.

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