Teardown: Patriarchy style
by, 17th-February-2012 at 01:29 AM (506 Views)
I found a link to this list on a fe-man-ist blog (hint it is a blog for manginas)
Just for the fun of this I will address this list...
The Male Privilege Checklist1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed.
No! in fact I have been turned down due to female applicants. It took me 3 years to even get a decent job...
2. I can be confident that my co-workers won’t think I got my job because of my sex - even though that might be true. (More).
True but for a different reason. I can be confident because I worked so damm hard to get the job...
3. If I am never promoted, it’s not because of my sex.
Is this a question? And yes most likely it will be because of my sex as I am a good employee.
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.
Umm actually I can. I been told I am stupid and useless countless of times because I am a male...
5. I am far less likely to face sexual harassment at work than my female co-workers are. (More).
Possible, but I have been sexually harassed several times before on a job
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.
On the contrary, people either don't notice or demand that I work harder in a job for doing the same thing as a woman.
7. If I’m a teen or adult, and if I can stay out of prison, my odds of being raped are relatively low. (More).
I like how you added the prison remark. True my odds of being raped are lower, but the odds that I will be murdered are much much higher. In addition I know around an equal amount of female and male rape survivors...
8. I am not taught to fear walking alone after dark in average public spaces.
Hell yes I was!
9. If I choose not to have children, my masculinity will not be called into question.
Oh yes it will. You are not considered a "man" by modern standards unless you are married/settled down w/ kids and have a well paying job. If you dont have that you are ill-responsible, relationship avoided, big baby etc. Is this a question from the 1950's?
10. If I have children but do not provide primary care for them, my masculinity will not be called into question.
If your friends wont the government sure will...
11. If I have children and provide primary care for them, I’ll be praised for extraordinary parenting if I’m even marginally competent. (More).
When has a guy ever been excessively been praised for raising kids? Look at any tv commercial and Mom is the one who is always right...
12. If I have children and pursue a career, no one will think I’m selfish for not staying at home.
True. However many will criticize me for being ill responsible if i don't invest all of the money earned into the children and wife whereas a mother can spend flamboyantly with no social concequence
13. If I seek political office, my relationship with my children, or who I hire to take care of them, will probably not be scrutinized by the press.
This doesn't apply to men or women
14. Chances are my elected representatives are mostly people of my own sex. The more prestigious and powerful the elected position, the more likely this is to be true.
I'm not foolish enough to vote for somebody merely due to their gender.
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.
On the contrary. Almost all of the supervisors I have worked under were female and often their bosses or the owner is female too. I have no expectations however any noticeable stupidity will generate a bias from me, male or female.
16. As a child, chances are I was encouraged to be more active and outgoing than my sisters. (More).
No, I was just forced into doing the hard work as opposed to my sisters who weren't required to do anything....
17. As a child, I could choose from an almost infinite variety of children’s media featuring positive, active, non-stereotyped heroes of my own sex. I never had to look for it; male protagonists were (and are) the default.
I was homeschooled and had little media growing up...
18. As a child, chances are I got more teacher attention than girls who raised their hands just as often.
I was homeschooled so that wasn't an issue there. In college however I and many males who I was going there with seldom if ever got picked unless we overdid the work that was required of us
19. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether or not it has sexist overtones.
People don't emphasis with my pain (or listen to me) because I'm male...
20. I can turn on the television or glance at the front page of the newspaper and see people of my own sex widely represented, every day, without exception.
Wrong! Who uses newspapers anymore anyway? Go to the yahoo frontpage
21. If I’m careless with my financial affairs it won’t be attributed to my sex.
Oh yes it will! If you are male and cannot manage your finances than you are merely an overgrown boy!
22. If I’m careless with my driving it won’t be attributed to my sex.
True but I don't see what this has to do with privilege. There are negative stereotypes I have to deal with too...
23. I can speak in public to a large group without putting my sex on trial.
Feminists choose to do that. It is not a necessary practice.
24. If I have sex with a lot of people, it won’t make me an object of contempt or derision.
Oh yes it will...
25. If I work in an office, I have the option of wearing a relatively value-neutral uniform that does not invite speculation about my sexuality or my gender conformity. (More).
? Everybody at my work wears company shirts...
26. My wardrobe and grooming are relatively cheap and consume little time. (More).
Very true but there are guys I know that that isn't the case...
27. If I buy a new car, chances are I’ll be offered a better price than a woman buying the same car. (More).
How am I supposed to know?
28. If I’m not conventionally attractive, the disadvantages are relatively small and easy to ignore.
Completely False! A woman can bee poor & pretty and get a guy. A guy has to be both financial stable and good looking to get a girl...
29. I can be loud with no fear of being called a shrew. I can be aggressive with no fear of being called a bitch.
I or any man, would get called worse than bitch, if I or any man got aggressive...
30. I can ask for legal protection from violence that happens mostly to men without being seen as a selfish special interest, since that kind of violence is called “crime” and is a general social concern. (Violence that happens mostly to women is usually called “domestic violence” or “acquaintance rape,” and is seen as a special interest issue.)
A complete fallacy...
31. I can be confident that the ordinary language of day-to-day existence will always include my sex. “All men are created equal,” mailman, chairman, freshman, he.
Wrong again. Political correctness fixed that years ago...
32. My ability to make important decisions and my capability in general will never be questioned depending on what time of the month it is.
True. It will be questioned all of the time. We men have to actually prove crap...
33. I will never be expected to change my name upon marriage or questioned if I don’t change my name.
Many women aren't either...
34. The decision to hire me will never be based on assumptions about whether or not I might choose to have a family sometime soon.
Excuse me if companies want slaves that are more attached to them than not...
35. Every major religion in the world is led primarily by people of my own sex. Even God, in most major religions, is usually pictured as being male.
True but are you implying that I am religious?
36. Most major religions argue that I should be the head of my household, while my wife and children should be subservient to me.
To some degree this is true, however this can be interpreted differently in many cultures and contexts. If this "system" sucked so much why did it last so long?
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. (More).
Not only is this untrue for me but nearly every guy I know, even if their wife does nothing all day...
38. If I have children with a wife or girlfriend, chances are she’ll do most of the childrearing, and in particular the most dirty, repetitive and unrewarding parts of childrearing.
I really don't know as I don't have a kid. While true I will mention that men are much more like to do the dirty jobs around the house than the woman. Case in point I just repaired my toilet...
39. 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.
50/50 split... sorry to ruin the answer you wanted...
40. Magazines, billboards, television, movies, pornography, and virtually all of media is filled with images of scantily-clad women intended to appeal to me sexually. Such images of men exist, but are much rarer.
Not at all. You aren't really asking with this one are you? Women get their sex appeal not form scantily clad men but images of men that take their crap, make shitloads of money, they can controlled and dominate, however be financially dominated by them...
41. On average, I am under less pressure to be thin than my female counterparts are. (More). If I am fat, I probably suffer fewer social and economic consequences for being fat than fat women do. (More).
Wrong again. There is a difference between slightly fat and morbidly obese...
42. If I am heterosexual, it’s incredibly unlikely that I’ll ever be beaten up by a spouse or lover. (More).
Actually it is incredibly likely I will... Only I will be laughed at for expressing my pain afterwards. I (and many of my male friends) already a victim of DV anyway... Nice try!
43. Complete strangers generally do not walk up to me on the street and tell me to “smile.”
That bothers you? I wish people did that more often to me instead of flipping me off every chance they can..
44. On average, I am not interrupted by women as often as women are interrupted by men.
Screw averages! EVERY time that I am in a conversation with a woman/women I get interrupted frequently
45. I have the privilege of being unaware of my male privilege.
I have the privilege of always being the one who gets blamed, run over, and screwed by feminist trained men & women...
To sum up this list. It assumes half of the stuff inserted into it and uses the feminist tactic of "I tell you the problem and you say yes and why" discussion bs. Why I wasted time answering this I don't know but It is funny how a list like this only proves the lack of privilege I have...