I have to respond to your claim that racism cannot be done against white people. Racism is the belief that a group of people are superior, so if a bunch of Asian kids act that way to a white kid then that is being racist. Racism in America is more evident against people who are not white because white people are the majority in most areas.
But to the real argument...
You have to realize that when you make a claim you have to support your main idea. This is the foundation of debate, trust me, I have taken argument and debate in college and know how this works. As the negative, one disproving your claim, I do not need to present evidence denying a claim being made unless there is evidence already there by the one making the claim. Also there is no real evidence so I am arguing your experiences that are stereotyping a population.
To the Youtube video, this guy sure formalizes his points well, but his argument is still invalid because he is jumping to the conclusion that enough guys do this to call it sexist. He is using one example as the whole situation. "Friendzone" isn't sexist, but as people on here have pointed out people can act sexist from their reaction to being rejected. Really it is just acting frustrated at the situation. It is completely fine to act like a jerk when you are rejected at first. We are humans and are allowed to be upset and angry. It isn't right to continue this behavior for a while, but it is normal to have some negative feelings at first. Also, there is the other side to this that men "firendzone" and girls get mad about it and talk s**t on them.
This argument could be better taken as an argument that we should not use "friendzone" in a negative way to describe someone who rejects someone else. However, this is still on an individual level because the way you use it is different every time. I can say "I need to ask so and so out soon before I get into the 'friendzone'." Indicating that there is an amount of time before a girl sees me only as a friend. This is not sexist it is a logical assumption that after awhile of showing no or little interest to take things to a more than friends level that I am seen as only viewing her as a friend. Basically it is context and since there is only a slim number of people compared to the entire population that goes through this that it is not enough to lobby to get rid of "friendzone" as a word.
I understand where you're coming from, and you have good points, but I still stand by my point.
I'm not saying we're going to get rid of the word.
That's next to impossible but it rustles my jimmies when people do use it.
Yes, we can stop using it in a negative context, but just because we stop doesn't mean it's not there.
The video, is pretty much what I'm trying to say, and I believe that yes there are enough guys like this to call it sexist. Honestly, the number doesn't matter, it's just the fact that it happens.
And yes girls can talk shit too, but they can still be seen in the wrong when they're friendzoned by a guy.
Also, just because you take a class doesn't mean you know everything about forming arguments and debates. Js.
Not meaning to belittle you or disprove what you're saying, but if you want to make your opinion more legitimate than mine, then you have to provide evidence as well.
You can not disprove my own opinion because of lack of evidence if you don't have it either.
They're both opinions and my opinion is one I'm going to strongly support.
It's really tiresome to have someone tell me I need facts, when the other party isn't giving any facts either.
Especially, since imo, this has nothing to do with facts or numbers.