Which is best? Sexism or Racism?
Replace the word 'woman' with 'black' and the 'banter' appears in a whole new light. Now of course I'm not suggesting that either of them made any kind of racist comment, but to suggest that discrimination against someone because of the colour of their skin is any worse than prejudice against someone because of their sex is to say that being sexist is more ok than being a racist.
So if you are trying to tell me that being sexist is not as serious as being racist then perhaps you can tell me where the line is? At what point does banter become discrimination? If sexism ok, then what about ageism?
Is it better or worse than discriminating against people who are gay? or disabled? or Jewish? or fat? where do those people fit on the gamut of bigotry?