Anonymous asked: Male privilege is not having to worry if people in your class will see your unshaven legs while trying to concentrate in said class. Male privilege is not having to be ashamed of this worry because you identify as a feminist. :/
I can really see one of my best friend’s male privilege when I tell him about some bullshit I experience as a woman who is a sex worker. Like every time I get some rape threat or other bullshit which I’m pretty much desensitized to at this point because it happens so often he acts like it’s just one isolated bad seed as opposed to a worldwide issue. Or, Very recent example. I had to go to my doctor three fucking times just to get a full STD work up which I needed before going off to do some adult work halfway across the world. (not gonna specify guys sorry, news is too fresh and don’t want to jinx it). My doctor looked me in the eye, after looking at a list of STDs I had to get checked that I brought him because he failed to order it the FIRST TIME (as if a doctor even needs a reminder of what a full work up is) telling me he ordered all the needed blood work NOW, then me having to run down to the lab to find out he ONCE AGAIN didn’t order everything, and having to go back upstairs and say in front of all the waiting patients that “You forgot to add Hep A”. Not only is he a negligent asshole, but I needed to say my business in front of everyone in order to make sure me and my video partners will be safe. He knows exactly what I need this for, and yet he ordered TWO FUCKING STD TESTS. Did he hope I wouldn’t find out? Fuck you. When I told my best friend this he kinda shrugged and acted like this is just some isolated case once again. NO TRUST ME BUDDY IT’S NOT. AND THIS NEGLIGENT ASSHOLE IS GONNA GO ON TO HAVE HIS JOB AND BE A RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY
- main mod.
Anonymous asked: Male privilege is my mom telling me that I should go back to the boyfriend who wouldn't take no for an answer. No matter how tired and/or sick I was and how many times I said I just want to sleep, he would keep insisting until we touched eachother. My mom thought it was alright because 'He hasn't seen you in a while, he deserves it', and I thought it was alright for two years because she affirmed it. She kept trying for a year to make me take his calls after we stopped seeing eachother.
Also, the guy my mom was trying to push me to go back to had broken up with me. I suffer from depression and he broke up with me because I have some ‘issues’ to work out. Even knowing this and that he would coerce me to “make out” with him, she still would berate, harass and yell at me for not going back to him and would trick me into picking up the phone to talk to him, saying that it was someone else or the school I went to at the time calling.
I dare someone to watch this
im doing it right now
its 30 seconds in and ive already seen a fedora
Isn’t it amazing how a group of adult men can completely take over a show meant for little girls; making it virtually impossible to search or do anything related to the show without being exposed to over-sexualized, misogynistic, sexist crap, and they get a documentary that praises them for stepping outside of their perceived gender roles? Meanwhile 45% of the gaming community is comprised of women and I get dick pics and rape threats if I try and go on xbox live.
And let me save some patriarchal heterosexual men some time here since this will be the reply: "It’s different for women because [insert sexism] [insert misogyny] [insert a theism] [insert a secular view that supports gender inequality] [insert inaccurate biological essentialism] [make some reference to egg count/menopause for women versus sperm count/ability to make sperm forever for men, which will be inherently cissexist] [insert misogynoir where if the woman is Black, she’s considered “dirty” regardless of sexual activity or not] [insert other unproven fuckery that reveals abysmal cognitive dissonance].”
And like, if she was “dirty” in his opinion prior to the sexual activity, why did he bother with it only to slander her later? Male privilege involves a great deal of cognitive dissonance.
(Source: twitter.com, via fatbodypolitics)
Anonymous asked: I get called a slut every single day at school by a group of guys , but theres one , he's the worst one , he calls me "slut" every single fucking chance he gets , I tell one of my guy friends about my problem and he responds with " you probably did something to them to make them do this though"
I hate that answer. “Stop provoking your abuser” is such an old and worn out thing to say. It’s useless, and it puts the pressure on you to “behave” and “do better”.
Saying that you are the problem when you are being abused is abusive in itself. Because saying that you are doing something to make this person violate your boundaries and verbally harass you is saying that it’s your fault. That’s shitty. I’m sorry anon.
I would bring it to the attention of a staff member who you can trust will take you seriously. This should be addressed.
If you are going to be submitting more than one message into the ask box as a submission, please don’t.
I tend to lose the middle of them and they’re not publishable that way.
And if I get more than one message at once then they get mixed up.
Please use the submission box. I will make it anonymous for you if you request it.
Anonymous asked: Male privilege has led to me being resigned to the fact I'm probably going to experience rape (whether attempted rape, molestation, date-rape etc) and that a part of me, a part that I hate, worries that during said rape, I'd be laughed at if I was wearing "unnattractive panties" (aka granny panties).