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He is seen as unifying by his race while she is seen as divisive by her sex.

Awesome op-ed by Gloria Steinem in the NYT today. A taste:

“So why is the sex barrier not taken as seriously as the racial one? The reasons are as pervasive as the air we breathe: because sexism is still confused with nature as racism once was; because anything that affects males is seen as more serious than anything that affects “only” the female half of the human race; because children are still raised mostly by women (to put it mildly) so men especially tend to feel they are regressing to childhood when dealing with a powerful woman; because racism stereotyped black men as more “masculine” for so long that some white men find their presence to be masculinity-affirming (as long as there aren’t too many of them); and because there is still no “right” way to be a woman in public power without being considered a you-know-what.”

Okay, okay, I’ll get back to talking about music again soon. Here’s something to get you started – call it my best discovery in 2007 of a band that was around about 30 years before 2007: