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Cherry Blossom Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 12:10 AM
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28. Hmm. Fair Enough.
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 12:13 AM by Cherry Blossom
I generally accept this list if were speaking on advantages men share over women, but I think we must also realize that there are a host of advantages women share over men as well, so its not as if it is only men who get certain perks with the works.

There are a few things on the list that I definitely question though. Besides from half of the things being highly subjective and hard to verify, some things defined as privileges I wouldnt consider a privilege at all. Example:

4. If I fail in my job or career, I can feel sure this won't be seen as a black mark against my entire sex's capabilities.
I think that is something entirely decided by the individual in question and not general societal interpretation.

6. If I do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job.
Ill flat out disagree with this one. From what Ive personally experienced (and I suppose I can usePE since this is all subjective), it seems as though women are seen as better than the man shes equaled if there is a lack of women achieving that status to begin with.

7. If I'm a teen or adult, and if I can stay out of prison, my odds of being raped are so low as tobe negligible:1 out of every 8 rape victims are male, so Ill disagree with this.

15. I can be somewhat sure that if I ask to see "the person in charge," I will face a person of my own sex. The higher-up in the organization the person is, the surer I can be:Gender is utterly irrelevant to me so I couldnt care less if the person was a male or female. It doesnt benefit me in the least.

16. As a child, chances are I was encouraged to be more active and outgoing than my sisters: Trust me, that isnt a privilege in the least for boys who generally dont wish to be active or outgoing.

26. My wardrobe and grooming are relatively cheap and consume little time: Highly subjective and completely left to the individuals own personal style preferences really.

37. If I have a wife or live-in girlfriend, chances are we'll divide up household chores so that she does most of the labor, and in particular the most repetitive and unrewarding tasks. If I have children with a wife or girlfriend, and it turns out that one of us needs to make career sacrifices to raise the kids, chances are we'll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers:
The keyword here is we, and I believe people have the right to make the best lifestyle choices for themselves.

45. I have the privilege of being unaware of my male privilege:I disagree. I don't believe most men are ignorant and blind to basic realities.
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