I did use some profanity in my previous post but I consider that casual language. There is no combat here.
I lived and worked in California for over 7 years. I honestly saw no sexism there. San Diego to be exact. I worked in 4 different jobs there, one as a consultant where I met lots of people. Many of them very successful and wealthy women. Lawyers, judges, doctors, business real estate owners, etc.
None of the places I worked at in California would have tolerated sexism or racism of any sort. I worked alongside more males than females but all of the females were treated the same as the males. If they could contribute, they were fully accepted. If not, not so much... but the same standard applied to males.
In Colorado, none of the people I know are racist or sexist (I did know a person or two who was racist in San Diego). None of the places I have worked at or currently work at would tolerate racism or sexism at all. I am sure there are some racist and sexist people there and everywhere but it sure seems to not be very prevalent at all and nobody that I know would tolerate such absurdities.
In summary, there are plenty of reasons to dislike or disrespect people. Why add to the mix with silly stuff like race or gender?
Quick anecdote, my daughter took her car to the dealer for service and was charged $3k for services that were not needed. Was it sexism or preying on naivete? Grrrr. Regardless, it was wrong.