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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:39 PM

"Man-bashing." My favorite DU pule. [View all]

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The staggering, flatly embarrassing ignorance of unconscious privilege.

The old saying - "He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple" - never had more purchase than it does in this absurd push-back over the appalling concept of male privilege.

How dare anyone claim men have it better? How dare anyone claim that even well-meaning non-abusing good-hearted liberal progressive men enjoy an elevated status in society thanks entirely to their gender, and to the 2,000 years of history that have established the advantage so thoroughly as to make it - somehow - invisible to anyone other than some angry women who apparently just have a hate-on for the boys.

Hm.

But but but I'm a feminist, too!

No. No, you're not. You never have been, and you never will be. You can be an ally if you try, but a man claiming to be a feminist is the equivalent of a hammer claiming to be a nail. You might be made of the same materials, but the differences in experience are a gulf too vast to traverse.

Fact.

Psst...

It's me. I've been wrapped in the warm embrace of the privilege since my arrival on the planet.

It's you, too, brother.

Maybe stop harshing on those who point it out. Maybe recognizing the glaring existence of the privilege in your own life is the outside edge of the beginnings of wisdom.

Y'know...just maybe.

ON EDIT: Please see post 201 for elaboration on men being feminists.

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