I was just reading [this](http://www.theguardian.
com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/an-open-letter-to-all-my-male-friends?CMP=fb_gu) article and was again reminded of an analogy I have heard a few times before that seems to me correct.
If it is the case that it is racist for a white person to be afraid of a black person walking toward them, then it is sexist for a woman to be afraid of a man walking toward her.
I have heard this analogy a few times but have yet to hear any good reasons for there being a morally relevant difference between the two cases - if one is wrong, so is the other.
To be clear, my view is **not** that women being afraid of men on the street **is** sexist or wrong.
My view is slightly more subtle; it is that there is no morally relevant difference between a women being afraid of men on the street and a white person being afraid of a black person on the street.
If one is wrong, so is the other.
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