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Infidel tax[edit]

Would an article about a tax imposed on non-believers of a given religion be a reasonable candidate? Some think not?

Genital Mutilation[edit]

Would it be appropriate to included forced Genital mutilation in manifestations? It has been used for centuries to denote class and even third gender. It is a manifestation of sexism, homophobia/binarism, and classism. Slut-shaming and compulsory sterilization are listed, but it would seem that genital mutilation would also fit into a type of manifestation of discrimination. Not always, but most certainly often. Does anyone else agree? Gstridsigne (talk) 11:04, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree it could be seen as discrimination. Jonpatterns (talk) 09:05, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


How is this a form of discrimination? Is it political corruption? Yes. Is it unfair? Yes. Can it lead to discrimination? Yes. But is it in and of itself discrimination? I don't think so. I am open to others' opinions on the topic. Gstridsigne (talk) 08:43, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Just a few other points.
  • One, no where on the page for Cronyism is it referred to discrimination against a certain party. It is a preferential treatment to friends.
  • Two, if cronyism is discrimination, then all methods of exclusion are "discrimination," and the word loses its negative connotations, and is replaced by a more neutral one. If cronyism is discrimination, than so is meritocracy, hiring a qualified candidate for a position, and even voting for a candidate of your choice in a general election.
  • Three, cronyism doesn't "fit" among the other forms of discrimination listed. All of the other forms listed are forms that people are discriminated "against" unjustly or unfairly for their membership in a certain group. Cronyism is preferential treatment towards friends. Heterosexism is preferential treatment to those who are heterosexuals AND treatment of homosexuals in a way that assumes or assigns heterosexuality to them. In heterosexism, homosexuals are excluded because of their group membership. In cronyism, friends are INCLUDED because of their group membership. Gstridsigne (talk) 08:55, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Discrimination isn't always about exclusion and it isn't necessarily 'bad'. Cronyism is a form of positive discrimination. Using quotas for female employees is another form of positive discrimination. Perhaps Cronyism does no fit into the section where it is - maybe there could be sub section for positive discrimination.Jonpatterns (talk) 09:20, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Inclusion or removal of Antisemitism, Anti-Masonry and Islamophobia[edit]

@Gstridsigne, Rainbowofpeace: What are the arguments for the inclusion or removal of Antisemitism, Anti-Masonry and Islamophobia. They are forms of discrimination, but we do not want the side-bar not just to become a massive list. Perhaps a place on the Template:Discrimination nav box would be more appropriate, or a religion sub section? The fact that something features on another sidebar or nav box (such as Template:Status_of_religious_freedom or Template:Religious_persecution ) does not exclude it from inclusion on another. Jonpatterns (talk) 09:20, 9 July 2014 (UTC)