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    We often here about male and white privilege but never female privilege, which does exist. All privileges exist in some aspects, to deny that is completely ignorant. Here are a few examples:

    1. Female privilege is being able to walk down the street at night without people crossing the street because they’re automatically afraid of you.
    2. Female privilege is being able to approach someone and ask them out without being labeled “creepy.”
    3. Female privilege is being able to get drunk and have sex without being considered a rapist. Female privilege is being able to engage in the same action as another person but be considered the innocent party by default.
    4. Female privilege is being able to turn on the TV and see yourself represented in a positive way. Female privilege is shows like King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond where women are portrayed as attractive, competent people while men are shown as ugly, lazy slobs.
    5. Female privilege is the idea that women and children should be the first rescued from any sort of emergency situation. Female privilege is saving yourself before you save others and not being viewed as a monster.
    6. Female privilege is being able to decide not to have a child.
    7. Female privilege is not having to support a child financially for 18 years when you didn’t want to have it in the first place.
    8. Female privilege is never being told to “take it like a man” or “man up.”
    9. Female privilege is knowing that people would take it as a gravely serious issue if someone raped you. Female privilege is being able to laugh at a “prison rape” joke.
    10. Female privilege is being able to divorce your spouse when your marriage is no longer working because you know you will most likely be granted custody of your children.
    11. Female privilege is being able to call the police in a domestic dispute knowing they will take your side. Female privilege is not having your gender work against where police are involved.
    12. Female privilege is being able to be caring or empathetic without people being surprised.
    13. Female privilege is not having to take your career seriously because you can depend on marrying someone who makes more money than you do. Female privilege is being able to be a “stay at home mom” and not seem like a loser.
    14. Female privilege is being able to cry your way out of a speeding ticket.
    15. Female privilege is being favored by teachers school. Female privilege is graduating school more often, being accepted to more universities, and generally being encouraged and supported along the way.
    16. Female privilege being able to have an opinion without someone tell you you’re just “a butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who can’t get any.”
    17. Female privilege is being able to talk about sexism without appearing self-serving.18. Female privilege is arrogantly believing that sexism only applies to women.
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    Its all true but its basically positive discrimination and fear, which isnt necessarily the best way of approaching the issue
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Correction: White female privilege.
    The worst kind a privilege.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Correction: White female privilege.
    Correction: Rich white female privilege.
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    Much like the whole 'alpha male' rubbish, I've not heard or seen mention of 'white/male privilege' other than on this forum.

    Perhaps it is a new generation thing.. or maybe when you start working and raising a family you care less about this kind of thing?

    Honestly; take a look at a more adult forum like MSE etc and see how much either of those terms are mentioned. I suspect both concepts are equally non-existant.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    It wouldn't be "privilege" if it didn't involve some white person taking advantage.
    Obviously, white people are the only people with privilege.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Much like the whole 'alpha male' rubbish, I've not heard or seen mention of 'white/male privilege' other than on this forum.

    Perhaps it is a new generation thing.. or maybe when you start working and raising a family you care less about this kind of thing?

    Honestly; take a look at a more adult forum like MSE etc and see how much either of those terms are mentioned. I suspect both concepts are equally non-existant.
    This is a fallacy. You dont see people use terms like "white privilege" and "alpha male" on MSE because the forum there has nothing to do with those topics

    The confirmation bias is strong in you, young padawan
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    (Original post by Death Grips)
    This is a fallacy. You dont see people use terms like "white privilege" and "alpha male" on MSE because the forum there has nothing to do with those topics
    Or, more likely, because there is either no such thing or no such concern for things.

    (Original post by Death Grips)
    The confirmation bias is strong in you, young padawan
    Been a long time since someone referred to me as young on this forum
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    (Original post by balanced)
    We often here about male and white privilege but never female privilege, which does exist. All privileges exist in some aspects, to deny that is completely ignorant. Here are a few examples:
    Yeah, women manage to get some breaks, especially in a developed country where there have been centuries of struggle for women's rights.

    They are a huge consolation in a world full of profound inequality for women, particularly in less, ahem, privileged countries.

    They are massively heart warming when we are confronted by predatory men who see us as sex objects only. They are something to treasure when we try for jobs still not regarded as 'for women' or when we ask for equal pay for the same job, which is something still not achieved in our progressive society, especially not for poor and working class women.

    Yes, all those privileges are a real gift for which we are hugely grateful to all the women who struggled for them over the years and to those men who acted as allies and helped.

    Still a way to go though. :sad:
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    They are a huge consolation in a world full of profound inequality for women, particularly in less, ahem, privileged countries.
    By that you mean backwards ****holes.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Yeah, women manage to get some breaks, especially in a developed country where there have been centuries of struggle for women's rights.

    They are a huge consolation in a world full of profound inequality for women, particularly in less, ahem, privileged countries.

    They are massively heart warming when we are confronted by predatory men who see us as sex objects only. They are something to treasure when we try for jobs still not regarded as 'for women' or when we ask for equal pay for the same job, which is something still not achieved in our progressive society, especially not for poor and working class women.

    Yes, all those privileges are a real gift for which we are hugely grateful to all the women who struggled for them over the years and to those men who acted as allies and helped.

    Still a way to go though. :sad:
    What's the right you're struggling for?
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    What's the right you're struggling for?

    The far right obviously.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Or, more likely, because there is either no such thing or no such concern for things.



    Been a long time since someone referred to me as young on this forum
    He's right though.
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    female privilege is getting paid the same as male tennis players who bring in much more viewers/revenue and play more sets
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    (Original post by Tailored Suit)
    Female privilege is also being able to experiment with other girls without being labelled as homosexual or bisexual.
    Of course, being told your queerness is 'just a phase', 'experimentation', 'attention-seeking' and 'to attract men' rather than you know ACTUALLY BEING ATTRACTED TO WOMEN is such a ****ing privilege.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Yeah, women manage to get some breaks, especially in a developed country where there have been centuries of struggle for women's rights.

    They are a huge consolation in a world full of profound inequality for women, particularly in less, ahem, privileged countries.

    They are massively heart warming when we are confronted by predatory men who see us as sex objects only. They are something to treasure when we try for jobs still not regarded as 'for women' or when we ask for equal pay for the same job, which is something still not achieved in our progressive society, especially not for poor and working class women.

    Yes, all those privileges are a real gift for which we are hugely grateful to all the women who struggled for them over the years and to those men who acted as allies and helped.

    Still a way to go though. :sad:
    The wage gap is 1%, the pay gap 23%. Got any idea why lol? The pay gap doesn't take into account that women work 9.5% less, their time on holiday (more for women, not inc mat leave) which reduces experience and they are not getting promoted. Also, and this is an issue, women do not want to go for the high jobs. They do not ask for promotions as much, even though they are more likely to get promoted as companies need to promote them as only a few of them are asking.
 
 
 
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