The challenge for the student is to identify and to discern two major yet opposed characteristics of our time, namely that while the development of the natural sciences and technology has revolutionized communication, our time is also marked by the eruption of the ideological storms of our time: the socialist revolutions, totalitarian ideologies of both right and left, nationalisms of all shades, racism, genderism
, ethnicism and tribalism, and religious intolerance.
Another reason why I may also stay attached to my fear is due to genderism
, which Erving Goffman defines as "a sex-linked individual behavioral practice" (as cited in Wallace & Wolf, 2006:243).
5) A focus on children can also "bring the generations together and perhaps thereby to take the edge off class, race, and genderism
It was against our anti-corporal and thus anti-communal nihilism--far more than our racism or ageism or genderism
or homophobia--that Flannery O'Connor set her face like flint.
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