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. :/
Q: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).
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.
Male privilege is not having to cover your head and face so the other sex won’t lose control over their sexual urges.
Male privilege is not being shamed by your own family (in many countries, including India) for your own rape while most rapists run free guiltless.
The patriarchy is the fact that the little boy across the street from me is encouraged to rough house and play “like a boy” and the two little girls are told to be “ladylike” and calm and to “play nice”.
[Cis] male privilege is being prized as a baby over a [cis] female baby.
Male privilege is the fact that people assume that my assistant manager is the store manager strictly because he’s male.
First of all, It’s literally 4 am as I’m writing this, so I’m sorry if it’s sloppy or ineloquent!
[TW: Rape jokes]
I’m a 16 year old girl, and something has been really bothering me about male privilege and misogyny. I feel that I need to get this off my chest because it is something I believe happens to other girls but is not discussed.
Earlier this year, I went on a school trip with my debate team. On the last day, we drove to the airport in separate shuttles, each shuttle holding 9 people (excluding the driver.) I got into one of these vans with my two guy friends, and found myself to be the only girl amongst 8 other male passengers (side note: there were no chaperones present.) I felt completely comfortable, and my being a girl did not really occur to me in any other way besides a random observation of “oh, I’m the only girl in this van.” However, some guys just had to comment on it, asking if I “was uncomfortable because I might be gang raped.” They kept asking me, “Do you feel comfortable? You’re the only girl. We could easily rape you.” (They said this “jokingly” too, as if rape was something to joke about.) The comments didn’t make me feel physically unsafe, because obviously they weren’t going to do anything, but what really perturbed me was that they felt comfortable saying it because apparently, it’s so normal in our society for rape jokes to be made.
The worst part is that this is not the first time things like this have been said to me. I have memories of boys telling me (at much younger than 16, I might add) the same thing when I got into a car as the sole female passenger. It’s disgusting. It needs to stop already.
It sickens me that men feel like they always need (as if its their duty), to point out the fact that I’m female, and do so with the intentions of making me feel powerless and inferior. “Oh look, a woman in our midst. Let’s remind her of her rightful place. Let’s do it by threatening rape.” It sickens me that men (AND BOYS, NO LESS) feel entitled to make these types of jokes, and do so with the intentions of making themselves feel strong and in control. Please shut the fuck up, all I needed to do was mention periods or female masturbation and you would have asked the car to be stopped. And (just as a quick digression) its even worse that making rape jokes is completely “normal” and not at all something to be disgusted by, while normal body functions are “obscene” and “shameful.”
male privilege is not having yourself forbidden from trying out for football at your high school strictly because you are a woman
[White] Male privilege is not having a constant influx of warnings and what ifs and how to protect yourselfs from rape and murder.
Edited the submission to add that it’s a white male privilege, not so much encompassing all males.