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.
male privilege is my school saying our dresses have to have 1 1/2 inch straps so “boys won’t get worked up”
Q:My friend and I were talking about how I haven't had my first kiss (I'm 16 and totally fine with it) and some guy across the room called out, "well maybe if you acted like a damn girl like you're supposed to, someone'd actually want to!"
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.
Q:I get breast related comments all the time. I have excessively large breasts for my body (30J) and if I show even the slightest bit of cleavage (like 5% of my overall breasts), I'm suddenly being a slut and asking to have men stare at me/harass me. Even my own family has said so. My sister has very tiny breasts and shows off the entire tops of them all the time, but since they're small that makes it even work appropriate. I just love being tormented for things I can't control.
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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.
whore and bitch used freely to strangers
Yesterday I was at a bar with a female friend. Some dude pointed in our direction and said “do you know her?” Other dude replied “yeah she’s a whore”. Neither my friend nor I had ever seen either dude. We didn’t know whom they were talking to. We ignored them because there was nothing we could do but I wanted to kill the guy. I am sick of feeling ineffectual around males, who enjoy freely saying bitch and whore as I would say girl or woman. For the record I am a trans man who has never been penetrated by a straight male in my life but it wouldn’t have mattered what my gender identity or sexual behavior was. To straight cis males, anyone they see as female is ripe for their attack. Had I confronted them, I would have gotten that smug smirky smile while called an ugly bitch or worse. I know this, yet I still am angry that I didn’t fight back, and still feel ashamed at being targeted. I wish I had been born male. If I had, I would spend my life fighting this shit. Instead I spend my life being an angry yet defenseless victim of it. And of course my friend was in denial: “I’m sure that they are nice guys and wasn’t talking about us. If they were, they probably were trying to get our attention. I’m sorry you didn’t pass.” Then for the rest of the night she cried to me about how she just wants a boyfriend but they all just use her for sex and what if she seems too much like a feminist because she feels used? This society is getting even more gender obsessed and misogynistic. Sometimes I don’t even want to leave my house.
Male Privilege is being raped at 15, after being groomed by a classmate’s father, only to have an ENTIRE TOWN (population 200 at most) chase you out for being a hussy, for telling you “it didn’t happen” for telling you that at 15 the absence of no, means you want it. It doesn’t matter he kept a hand, or your face in a pillow, it doesn’t matter he did this to another girl too, no her story matters because they have the texts (And even they sometimes disagree that she was a victim) or being told by the principal in your school at 16 that you have to be walked to class because your male classmates can’t keep their hands to themselves and shove, hit, punch, trip and kick you in the hallways. Its loosing the only female friend you had because she belived the 40 year old man over you. Doesn’t matter he was grooming her too, nope. Being told at 15 and then 16 that you arn’t a victim, you’re a whiny bitch and you deserve the crosses in your locker, the metal chunks thrown at your head for choosing to take a “boy” class after the entire mess. Male privlege is an entire town minus the 10 people there who are your family, telling you that you should have shut your mouth even 10 years later and just taken it. its your step dad, the ONLY man left you could honestly trust for the LONGEST time that wasn’t blood, having to live in that town, having to be shot at because he’s your step dad, and having him still invite you over, treat you like a human and get shat on for supporting you. Him choosing to stay there, and be your advocate when someone tries to say you lied, and people believing him because he’s a man and men don’t lie.
not need to apologize for inactivity. you think it’s acceptable to mutilation children’s genitals. you should be dead.
If you would link me to the post, I would be happy to read and see what I said that was so awful and apologize for it. Because I don’t think that’s acceptable. At all.
Please stop sending me messages, this is your third one and I don’t have the mental ability to keep reading how you want me dead in my inbox right now.
And I should be dead. I battle with that every day. Thank you for reminding me of that.
Q:I've used different women's deodorant over the years and every time at the end of the day my armpits smelled, but recently I switched over to a men's deodorant and it works like a charm. Guhhh
I’ve noticed this too.
This seems like such a little thing but I tried about every brand I could and nothing helped until I switched to a men’s.
I’ve heard this complaint as well from other people who have used women’s deodorant. It’s incredibly odd, but incredibly unsurprising.