it’s being yelled at by your mother for being scared and worried. It’s being yelled at for your mother for having an anxiety attack and ‘blowing being called by a stranger who sexually harasses you once a year out of proportion’. It’s being told by your mother that she won’t change the phone number or do anything to protect you because it’s too much work and she doesn’t want to. Male privilege is being yelled at by your mother and younger brother for carrying a knife that is legal in your country to carry for protection because of how vulnerable you feel. Male privilege is being told that you need medication instead of protection, that you shouldn’t have gone to the police in the first place. Male privilege is having a female officer give you her personal phone number because she knows that she can’t legally do anything in her job against the person harassing you, but is scared enough for your safety that she feels her only option to protect you is to offer to come off-hours when no one else will, because everyone else brushed off your fear and anxiety as overreacting and something that isn’t a big deal.