The Male Privilege Checklist

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Unformatted text preview: s. Pe r h a p s m o r e c o nt r o v e r sia lly , I w ill a lso c la im : a . Th e se p r inc ip le s c u t b o t h w a y s. Th e b a la nc e o f d isc r im ina t io n t e nd s t o w e igh a ga inst w o m e n. Ho w e v e r , a nd c o nt r a r y t o so m e fe m inist t h e o r ie s, t h e r e is p e r v a siv e a nd o b se r v a b le inv id io u s d isc r im ina t io n a ga inst m e n a s w e ll a s a ga inst w o m e n (t h o u gh o f c o u r se in d iffe r e nt w a y s). b . Ra c ia l d isc r im ina t io n a nd a b le ism a nd c la ssism a r e u nlike ge nd e r d isc r im ina t io n. Th e c la im t h a t t h e r e is p e r v a siv e a nd o b se r v a b le inv id io u s d isc r im ina t io n a ga inst w h it e s o r t h e a b le - b o d ie d o r t h e r ic h is a se lf- se r v ing m y t h . c . On t h e o t h e r h a nd , a ge ism a nd b e a u t y ism a r e m o r e sim ila r t o se x ism . Th e b a la nc e t e nd s t o b e in o ne d ir e c t io n, b u t d isc r im ina t io n c u t s b o t h w a y s. Fu ll d isc lo su r e : I a m a r e t ir e d w h it e m id d le - c la ss m a le o f a v e r a ge a t t r a c t iv e ne ss w it h a d isa b ilit y . I su ffe r e d t h e d isa b ilit y in m id life so I h a v e se e n b o t h sid e s o f a b le ism a nd a ge ism . Th e y a r e d iffe r e nt . 7 19 rai n s a y s : Au g u s t 2 3 , 2 0 1 3 a t 1 1 :5 9 a m a le x @ 7 1 3 But as a random ex ample, Canada has 25% women in the elec ted lower hous e vs 38% in the appointed upper hous...
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