These men outright deny that sexism exists, or that it’s a problem. I admit I have trouble understanding why anyone would take that stance.
I talked with my partner. He’s good at explaining what it’s like to be a man in partner dancing. He’s also a person of color, so he has insight into that experience as well.
Together, we discovered some sticking points that make it harder for men to unravel the puzzle of sexism.
I failed to see these as sticking points because I experience life as a woman. To me, these are so foundational they don’t need to be said. That makes it more difficult for me to explain the sexism I experience in the dance community.
First, let’s define sexism as it relates to partner dancing. [Read more…] about Why Men Don’t Understand Sexism In Partner Dancing