Why do they call right wingers bigots and not left wingers? Right-wingers who defy the current political consensus tend to think outside the box - play with dangerous ideas - are the opposite of narrow minded bigots.
Whereas liberals, progressives and feminists are often bigoted in their beliefs. If you doubt this, ask them about their opinions on - to take examples at random - smacking children or on capital punishment or smoking in public or women being members of male clubs. Their opinions may very well be right, but you will, more often than not, find completely closed minds.
Perhaps the truth is that we all have closed minds on most things, because having an open mind on everything would make life impossible. Life might be literally impossible if we did not share a bigoted belief that murder is wrong, even though, as A.J. Balfour pointed out, none of the philosophical arguments for murder being wrong has anything in common with the others except its conclusion. It is almost, he said, as if the authors started with the conclusion and worked backwards.
But there is much more to it than this. Attacking the political consensus from the right requires imagination and courage, free-thinking. Attacking it from the left or even far left does not require any courage and going along with the consensus unquestioningly is my definition of bigotry.