It goes without saying: We should be glad when people do what is needed to build a stable society, to make their fellow humans feel loved, to help those who need help. Young or old, male or female, foreigner or local, it takes the work of a lot of decent, if imperfect, people to make the world liveable. I am glad when these billions of ordinary people are praised for what they do. And sad when their work is slighted.
Now, there is one statement made by reasonably decent people that, to my mind, absolutely dishonors the work done by half of humanity. It is: (more…)