Female privilege is being targeted as a ‘diversity’ group in the public sector, warranting government publications and programs being rolled out for your support, while holding the majority of the jobs.
(Context: Just received an email about the government’s new employment act where they preach about promoting diversity in government jobs. As part of this preach they identify women as a ‘diversity’ group and link to new publications being rolled out to support the employment of women in government jobs…… even though, in the public sector here in Australia, women hold the majority of the jobs. Whut.)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity
with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz
And then here we are, trying to draw more attention to men and we get all sorts of flack for it. Men: trying to assert their dominance over women if you DO try to talk about their issues in a public forum, trying to assert their dominance over women if you DON’T.
You just can’t win, can you?
I love how there is only two posts on this blog and that you got your ass handed to you about that ignorant ass shit
ok maybe there’s more than 2 posts my phone didn’t load it right but either way what I said stands. You’re a dumb fuck.
This has been a useful and insightful critique on our views.
Thanks for your input!
one thing I hate about being a girl is how I feel like I’m not allowed to take up a lot of space. Like I feel weird when I carry around an extra jacket or carry anything but a small purse because God forbid my belongings and I aren’t all compact and neat
So what makes you think it has purely to do with your gender?
Is that just being self-conscious or has someone ever made any sort of remark about any woman ever wandering around with a jacket slung over her arm? This is a new straw man for me.
This is absolutely a straw man.
Your body is aware of it’s size and shape, this awareness allows us to walk without running into people and other such things. Whenever something is added to your body that changes it’s size or shape, it can cause discomfort or a sense that you’re taking up too much space. After I got breast implants I had this feeling for a long time. It’s got absolutely fucking NOTHING with being a woman. This is not oppression.
But of course, every single little negative feeling a woman feels must be some form of oppression, amirite?
Fresh from the Oxford Dictionary.
>”b-b-but misandry ain’t real guys :’((“
Now to get it recognised by Google spell check!
Female privilege is being born into a world where being perceived as weak makes you above the law, guarantees you assistance in matters large and small on a daily basis, and means that you don’t need to work for a living or surrender control of your lifestyle and relationships. And, you can use these same factors to demonstrate that you are oppressed in the western world.
[Note from B] Privilege, it seems, is a matter of perception. What one group perceives as a weakness, another may perceive as a strength. The subjectivity of privilege is interesting to think about.
A REVOLUTION IS UNDER WAY. Within a generation, more households will be supported by women than by men. In The Richer Sex, Liza Mundy takes us to the exciting frontier of this new economic order: she shows us why this flip is inevitable, what surprising adjustments will have to be made along the way, and how both men and women will feel surprisingly liberated in the end. The bestselling author and Washington Post writer goes deep inside the lives of the couples on this cutting edge to paint a picture of how dating, marriage, and home life are changing. How does this new generation of breadwomen navigate paying for a night on the town? In whose interest is it to delay commitment? Are men for the first time thinking of marriage the way women used toas a bet on the economic potential of a spouse? In this new world of men marrying up, are women learning to value new realms of male endeavorlike parenting, protection, and a margarita at the ready? The future is here, with couples today debating who must assume the responsibility of primary earner and who gets the freedom to be on the slow track. As more men choose to stay home, that lifestyle has gained a higher status, and males have found ways to retain their masculinity. And the revolution is global: Mundy takes us from Japan to Denmark to show how both sexes are adapting as the marriage market has turned into a giant free-for-all, with men and women at different stages of this transformation finding partners in other countries who match their expectations. The Richer Sex is a wild ride into the future, grounded in Mundys peerless journalism, and bound to cause women and men of all generations to rethink what this social upheaval will mean.
I may have posted this before, but here it is again. This book is, in my opinion, the best and most relevant piece of commentary on gender relations you could read today. This book is recent, it’s insightful, it’s easy to read, and best of all, it makes sense. This book isn’t bias towards men or women, it tells it how it is in a language we can all understand. You will be a more educated individual just reading the bits available in the previews.
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.
This quote is nearly 20 years old, so no wonder it is completely false in this day and age.
I remember reading in “The Richer Sex” that a study was conducted on men who had wives who earned more than them. There was the expectation that these men would be meek and see their bread-winning wives as a blow to their manhood.
Nope. Complete opposite was true. They were proud of their wives achievements and were content with their role within the family. I wish I still had the book so I could find the source study.
People need to let go of this idea that “men hate doing anything remotely womanlike”. No, YOU hate men doing anything remotely womanlike. YOU drum this idea into their head and when a man starts to feel uncomfortable because of all the fuss over him being a stay at home dad you turn around and say “SEE? SEE? I TOLD you men hated doing anything woman like!”.
A while ago I saw a blogger complaining that how sex is taught in schools is an example of ‘male privilege’ - that they paint sex as basically a man thrusting at a woman until he ejaculates, ‘erasing’ and ‘suppressing’ female sexuality.
Well….. no. Addressing the basic biology of sex is not ‘erasing’ female sexuality. It is not a man’s fault that in order for reproduction to occur, he must ejaculate, while the female orgasm is an optional component of procreation. It would be downright inappropriate for schools to go beyond the basic functions of sex into things like foreplay, toys and positioning that make sex a more dynamic experience. If you want your children to learn about sex in this way, then YOU teach them instead of pouting and placing the blame on the obviously patriarchal school system that brainwashes our children with male ideals (which clearly is NOT the case since boys are currently under performing in most western school systems).
If you want to view male ejaculation being a necessary component of reproduction as male privilege then fine, I can see where you’re coming from, but don’t expect anything to change. Schools are there to deal with these issues as factually and objectively as they can and men can’t help that sperm is needed to make babies. It’s science. Deal with it.
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