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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
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