The Male Privilege Checklist

Since i first compiled it the list has been posted

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Unformatted text preview: people have suggested additions to the checklist. More commonly, of course, critics (usually, but not exclusively, male) have pointed out men have disadvantages too – being drafted into the army, being expected to suppress emotions, and so on. These are indeed bad things – but I never claimed that life for men is all ice cream sundaes. Obviously, there are individual exceptions to most problems discussed on the list. The existence of individual exceptions does not mean that general problems are not a concern. Pointing out that men are privileged in no way denies that bad things happen to men. Being privileged does not mean men are given everything in life for free;7 being privileged does not mean that men do not work hard, do not suffer. In many cases – from a boy being bullied in school, to a soldier dying in war – the sexist society that maintains male privilege also does great harm to boys and men. In the end, however, it is men and not women who make the most money;7 men and not women who dominate the government and the corporate boards;7 men and not women who dominate virtually all of amptoons.com/blog /the- male- pr ivileg e- checklist/ 1/21 12/8/13 The M...
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