I've been thinking about this for a while, so I thought I'd ask it here.
Are all interactions between genders technically sexist as defined by the English language?
Using the thought process below, I seem to arrive at the conclusion that all interactions between genders are technically sexist. Do you agree or disagree with this? Is it justifiable / "does it hold water?"
Sexism is commonly defined as, "prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination on the basis of sex"
It seems to me that a person of one gender would usually treat a person of a different gender differently (e.g. more respect or less respect, to name a quick example). This difference may not always be significant and/or noticeable and may only occur in the "subject" (the person of one gender mentioned previously).
Utilizing the definitions of sexism, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination...
I seem to arrive at the conclusion that all interactions between sexes are "sexist".
*Interactions with other sexes is sexist because of different treatment (e.g. more respect or less respect, to name a quick example). This "different treatment" falls under the subjects of prejudice and discrimination.*
I've tried to thoroughly explain my thought process. Thanks for reading this somewhat lengthy question.