Following on from yesterday’s post on white privilege, here are two further lists on male and female privilege:
- I will never be expected to change my name upon marriage or questioned if I donâ€™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 weâ€™ll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers.
- My role in my childâ€™s life is generally seen as more important than the childâ€™s fatherâ€™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.