Posts tagged "male privilege"
"If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike."
Yeah! This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him. Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.
(via lipstick-feminists)Source radfeminist
The U.S may have grown accustomed to having predominately male leaders, but on an international scale, we’re not like many of our peers. Though women make up approximately half of the U.S.’s population, they hold fewer than 20% of legislative seats. And out of 44 presidents, not one has been female.
(via waveringlines)Source policymic
"Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’"
This is terrible: Study finds that teen girls see sexual violence as normal and unavoidable (via theweekmagazine)
They’re not wrong.
(via crmsnfrn)Source theweekmagazine
(via one-queer-ass-hufflepuff)Source amysantiaago
A kid was walking around school wearing this today and didn’t receive a single comment from administration.
Meanwhile, I was pulled over twice by them to mention how “incredibly short” my bottoms were.
Last time I checked, my shorts don’t reference blowjobs.
Quit sexualizing things that aren’t meant to be suggestive.
Fucking sexist, misogynist administrators. FFS - I fucking hate this shit so much! MALE FUCKING PRIVILEGE! It’s a thing!!!
(via nothatsstupid)Source feistie
"Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do."
Responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls.
(via commie-pinko-liberal)Source thinkprogress.org
"I remember working with a law school in which white men heavily dominated the faculty. They used lots of sports metaphors (doing an end run, Monday morning quarterbacking, and so on), with legal jargon thrown in for good measure. I suggested that this was not a particularly welcoming trait in their school, that in fact it was sexist, but they paid little attention. I made my point by speaking for about five minutes in dressmaking terms: putting a dart in here, a gusset there, cutting the budget on the bias so it would be more flexible, using a peplum to hide a course that might be controversial. The women in the room laughed; the men did not find it humorous….Language is power, make no mistake about it. It is used to include and exclude and to keep people and systems in their places."Source brutereason
th3devilisinthedetails asked: ''Men are devalued more than before, and they play a smaller role as an object of utility. Men are not depicted in media as glorious, thoughtful, or even complete with character. I can’t name one benefit to being male in today’s world, other than our complete lack of the menstruation period and pregnancy.'' what do you think of that statement?
I think it’s cissexist, ignorant, cherry-picked and a clear result of uthe nexamined privilege that must have come from someone who has never spent more than a minute attempting to empathize or view the world outside their own personal experiences.
Love that answer…Source misandry-mermaid
and STOP shaming said bodies…
and STOP judging women’s sexuality…
and STOP trying to control women’s health choices…
and STOP telling women what to wear…
and STOP blaming women for sexual assault…
and STOP imposing rules, ultimatums, and double standards into the lives of women.
we have no right…
Father left child in the car for 8 hours. He forgot that his kid was there. No arrest was made.
It’s so obvious.
Anyone else pissed off that this is the white parent of non-white kids, on top of every thing else?
there really needs to be a show called “NOW IF THAT HAD BEEN A BLACK PERSON”
(via nothatsstupid)Source whatwhiteswillneverknow