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Re: sexism in tango... is tango really sexist?
— by Jessica Jessica
Before we argue whether tango is sexist perhaps we should start with a definition of sexism!!!!
Sexism has two definitions:
1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
Now I would argue that 2 is hard to prove in tango. I am not sure if anyone specifically discriminates against women in tango because they are women.
However, number 1 is I think very true, for there are are behaviors that a woman must follow or see is (at certain milongas anyway) looked down on. For example, if she selects the man; if she leads; etc.