Male Privilege Checklist

// 8 February 2008

Of use to those of us who find ourselves banging our heads on the brickwall of male intransgience – how male privilege operates in 46 easy points.

My particular favourites include:

  • 38. 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.
  • 39. 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.
  • 41. 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 rarer.
  • 44. Complete strangers generally do not walk up to me on the street and tell me to “smile.” (More: 1 2).
  • 45. On average, I am not interrupted by women as often as women are interrupted by men.
  • 46. I have the privilege of being unaware of my male privilege.

Actually, I like all of them. Definately worth a read and possibly printing multiple copies to give out…

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