US Racism became much more open, blatant and violent under Obama.
Antisemitic attacks under Israel-loving Trump are stunning the US now.
That means that violent crimes against women must be expected to rise if a woman gets elected president in 2020. If the new president is Gay, expect Gay bashers to come up in full force. If he’s ethnically Chinese, expect more racism to come out. Also, if the new administration brings more anti-bigoted laws, expect violence in the opposite direction.
True, that girls would profit from learning early that women can do anything men can do and more. Ginger Rogers made the same dance steps as Fred Astaire on high heels and backward. But apparently, not only those targeted by oppression notice the contradiction when reality shows that the prejudices are nonsense. Bigots get energized too. Obama was called stupid and primitive all over the Internet.
The first way to prevent an uptick in physical violence is to stop hate speech on the Internet. Because of their long tradition of Freedom of Speech, the US are extra vulnerable to not calling out hate speech. In fact, its constitutional Freedom of Speech is seen as untouchably holy.
Americans need to learn that not all speech falls under such freedom.
Compare this to a pill against aches that kills. That’s where society draws that line. That’s not a cure in any way anymore. That’s murder.
Freedom of Speech is not a stand-alone freedom. It’s part of the foundation of a democratic society.
In its company, we find, a free press, a freedom of assembly, a freedom to live a life of one’s choice, freedom to acquire information, freedom to vote and be elected, and equality for the law.
That means, that no one has any right or liberty to utter speech that threatens this equality.
So, you can’t say that certain oppressed groups of people are less intelligent, valuable, worthy, important, etc.
So, there is no freedom to degrade, even by a hint, the intrinsic value of anyone.
So, you can’t put down anyone’s freedom to shape their own lives to their free choice as long that they don’t hinder the freedom of others or hurt a greater interest of the community.
So, you can’t threaten or uneasy any oppressed section of the population.
So, you can’t reject anyone because they belong to an oppressed group.
There is no right to be free to murder and no right to spread hate speech.
This is comparable to, there is not freedom to stand for elected office while preaching that rights of some groups are less valuable or more expendable. Banning such contenders is not anti-democratic. Democracy demands that we exclude anti-egalitarian contestants and parties.