Q:Male Privilege is getting to go to a card shop to play Magic: the Gathering without worrying about people asking "where's your boyfriend?" Without worrying about guys hitting on you. Without worrying about whether or not people will look at you strangely or give you trouble for being the only girl present. Male privilege means you just get to play a card game in peace, without any extra baggage.
>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked
>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model
>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room
>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age
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Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
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[A comic featuring Daisy Duck featuring four panels.
First panel: Daisy slamming a door with her foot. Speech bubble says, “All men are beasts!”
Second panel: She stands in front of an open fridge, food spilled everywhere. Speech bubble says, “All they do is eat, yell, mess up the house and inflict bodily harm!”
Third Panel: She stands by the TV, looking back at it angrily. A man on the TV is drinking soda out of a bottle and saying, “He-Men drink fizzle-pop! Why don’t you?” Daisy, disgusted, replies, “Ugh! It’s sure a man’s world!”
Fourth Panel: The tv now has a woman on it, holding a bottle of perfume. She says, “I use siren call perfume because men fall for it!” Very angry, Daisy replies, “Even the girls’ commercials have a male slant!”]
"A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks
I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago.
[IMAGE: Black text that reads “18 Things Females Seem to Not Understand (Because, Female Privilege).” There is a red headed white woman in a grew tank-top scratching her head and looking confused against a grey background. Below her, it reads “1. Female privilege is being able to walk down the street at night without people crossing the street because they’re automatically afraid of you.”]
hang on, wait a second
Ah, yes, the well-known privilege of being terrified someone will harass or assault you - and you’ll subsequently be blamed for it because you wore a skirt that day or were coming home from a bar. Ladies, sometimes we just don’t realize how good we have it!
male privilege is my school saying our dresses have to have 1 1/2 inch straps so “boys won’t get worked up”
When a boy sexually harasses another boy in school: he will be in serious trouble, he will have every single teacher lecturing him about how it was wrong, he will possibly get expelled or get sent to a different class every time when he’d be sharing a class with the boy he harassed and the teachers will act in completely different manner while around him because they’re judging him.
When a boy sexually harasses a girl: she’ll get told “boys are boys”, “he’s just a teenager, you know boys sometimes do stupid stuff to seem cool in front of their friends” and “don’t be so hard on him, he probably doesn’t understand how you feel about this” and the worst he’ll get is a “that’s not nice” comment from the teacher in a monotonous voice who’ll carry on like nothing happened.
[TEXT: People don’t typically think of road rage as a gendered phenomenon.
But one study recently showed that out of ten thousand cases of aggressive road rage over 95% were males. But you read the editorials in the newspapers throughout the country about road rage and the articles, essays and opinion columns, and it’s rarely talked about as a masculine or a male phenomenon. It’s just a phenomenon on our roadways.
If women were doing it, if 95% of the people doing it were women, you can be that the single issue that would be talked about is, why are women, what is going on in the gender construction of women that cause them to act in that way?]
with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz
Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.
If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.
I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.
I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.
This is a really good documentary.
When somebody tries to make a joke based on negative male stereotypes a lot of people will go: “Not all men are like that” and start defending men.
When somebody tries to make a joke based on negative female stereotypes and somebody says the same “Not all women are like that” phrase a lot of people will go: “You should just learn to take a joke, geez, what a killjoy” and start shaming women.