Male and Female Privilege

Fol­low­ing on from yesterday’s post on white priv­ilege, here are two fur­ther lists on male and female priv­ilege:

The Male Priv­ilege Check­list

  • I will nev­er be expec­ted to change my name upon mar­riage or ques­tioned if I don’t change my name.
  • If I have chil­dren but do not provide primary care for them, my mas­culin­ity will not be called into ques­tion.
  • 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.

Female Priv­ilege

  • My role in my child’s life is gen­er­ally seen as more import­ant than the child’s father’s role.
  • Most people in soci­ety prob­ably will not see my over­all wor­thi­ness as a per­son being exclus­ively tied to how high up in the hier­archy I rise.
  • I am giv­en much great­er lat­it­ude to form close, intim­ate friend­ships than a man is.

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