Regarding the wage gap: I think it should also be noted that Larry Ellison, another co-founder of Oracle, gained a salary of $77 million as of 2013
How am I not surprised?
What wage gap
"See who else made the cut"; "See who else earned big."
Male privilege is my parents treating my brother better than they treat me and my sister in every way.
i think what people don’t realize is that people in activist spaces don’t actually like being angry all the time
we want to be able to go about our day without constantly being on guard for casual abuse, degradation, and shitty behavior hurled our way
we’re not angry at you because we think you’re unconditionally terrible people
we’re angry because we fully believe that you can do better
True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part. —
Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)
(Source: seaofbadstories, via picklesbananasandmintfrosting)
Honestly I had a huge, big, angry rant written out and decided against it because I looked at the stats and it appears the person was from Reddit based on how the times line up and that’s just not worth my energy.
But I will say this:
If you think transwomen should be left out of discussions about male privilege. About feminism in general, you are a transmisogynistic asshole and I want nothing to do with you.
Anonymous asked: I thought this blog was supposed to be about male privilege. Not trans women.
Out of everything I’ve reblogged you pick on that post?
It was about male privilege.
Jesus Christ on a stick in church on tuesday.
If you think discussions about male privilege are going to completely leave out transwomen (or trans* people at all) you are sorely mistaken and you are part of the problem. Get the fuck off this blog.
When trans women are told that they need to stop being assertive and strong because it is a sign of male privilege - invariably by “feminists” who, of course, encourage cis women to be assertive and strong - that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are pressured into being silent, rarely offering their opinion, and refusing leadership roles for fear of being seen as male or accused of having male privilege, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are afraid to analyze or discuss the role of male privilege in their life because of the way accusations of male privilege have been used as weapons to silence, shame, and misgender trans women, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women do analyze and discuss the role of male privilege in their lives and come to different conclusions than the dominant cis feminist perspective and are told it is because they simply don’t understand privilege or are ignorant of feminism, that’s transmisogyny. — Tobi Hill-Meyer, “What Transmisogyny Looks Like" (2009)
(Source: metapianycist, via fatbodypolitics)
Male privilege is that men are never taught by society to take up as little space as possible like women are.