Q:Male privilege is being told that it's okay for a guy to call you and sexually harass you for six years because he only calls up once a year. It's okay that he knows your name, it's okay that he knows your number. It's being told you're hysterical because you don't know who he is and you're safe, because nothing is going to happen. It's being told that the phone company and police can't do anything about it unless he calls you seven more times because his number is private, -c-
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.
Q: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. :/
Male privilege + other bullshit
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.
Q: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.
All alone this Valentine’s Day!
hahhaa i feel u bro
screw them bitches dont now wat theyre missing out on
lol just go to a bar and pick up some desperate chicks and bang em
all alone this Valentine’s Day!
wow THIRSTY BITCH ALERT
maybe if you’d lose some fucking weight guys would stop mistaking you for a pig
jfc i am so fucking sick of all u desperate hoes on fb]
on the day before valentine’s day this year, my two friends (one male and one female) decided to do a social experiment. they posted the exact same status on facebook and left it up for five minutes, before taking a screenshot to see what reaction they got. I think the pictures speak for themselves.
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.
Today, I read an article about a woman with HIV who was raped. The man that attacked her is now HIV positive. All of the commentary surround this was about how she should have told him she was HIV+ and that women with HIV should have a badge or special underwear so that this doesn’t happen to another man. It is 12:12am and I am already done with the world.
That is rape culture
THIS POST WINS FOR THE MOST HORRIFYING THING I’VE READ ALL DAY
what the actual fuck
Well I think men who rape women should wear badges or special fedora hats that say “RAPIST” so that we can grab a rag and some alcohol and light them on fire
Male Privilege is every tine I say “My boss would know about that”, or something, they always say “Where is he?”
My boss is a wonan, of course.
women are taught “don’t send nudes if you don’t want them to get leaked”
men are never taught “if a woman feels comfortable enough to send you a nude photo, keep it to yourself. leaking it could put her in danger.”
if you don’t see the issue here, you’re a part of the problem.