bart_calendar (bart_calendar) wrote,

Privilege

Something That Is Male Privilege - Being able to put your drink down on the bar while you take a pee without worrying about someone drugging and raping you.

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - Disagreeing with you. Just because a person is male and you are not, does not mean they have to defer to your judgement on every issue. Having a vagina does not make you savant.

Something That Is Male Privilege - Talking to you about your breasts or your ass or your "blow job lips" in an unsolicited manner knowing you'll be to intimidated to tell him to "fuck off."

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - Talking, posting or commenting about sex in general. We are grown ups. Sex exists. And women talk about sex with each other. It's the most common conversational topic in the world. Stop fucking clutching your pearls.

Something That Is Male Privilege - Offering to buy you a drink before even saying "hi" to you because he thinks you otherwise wouldn't talk to him.

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - Buying you a drink once he is talking to you. Dudes buy rounds of drinks for their friends all the time. It doesn't come with expectations. Just buy him one back if you are worried he expects something in return.

Something That Is Male Privilege - Trying to tell you how you should feel about something that happened to you and telling you that your feelings are "irrational."

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - Telling you how he felt in a similar situation. This is compassion and communications.

Something That Is Male Privilege - Getting a promotion by acting like "one of the boys."

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - The wage gap. Women start out making more money than men. The wage gap happens because women miss out on opportunities for promotions/raises because of maternity leave. This is Rich Asshole Republican Privilege - because they have not built in systems to allow flexible work schedules/reasonable maternity leave laws to exist.

Something That Is Male Privilege - The way 95 percent of Hollywood films are geared toward male sensibilities.

Something That Is Not Male Privilege - The fact that the movies that are geared toward women generally suck and often reinforce gender stereotypes. If women didn't flock in droves to Sleepless In Seattle and Sex And The City, this shit wouldn't exist. You want to change the system? Find an independent movie theater in your area and go see the good independent films women are making. Hollywood will pick up on this pretty fucking fast.
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