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Yet a lot of the feminists I talk to have this feeling that this is entirely about how they think they own women’s bodies and are entitled to sex, and from their experience as attractive women it’s easy to get dates and if you can’t it’s probably because you’re a creep or not trying hard enough.
This seems to me to be something of a disconnect and an underappreciation of the pain of others, of exactly the dog-lizard variety.
There are as many totally innocuous and unobjectionable definitions of “privilege” as there are people in the social justice movement, but they generally share something in common – take them at face value, and the possibility of women sometimes showing privilege toward men is so obvious as to not be worth mentioning.
Yet if anyone mentions it in real life, they are likely to have earned themselves a link to an Explanatory Article.
Or The Idea Of Female Privilege – It Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s Dangerous.
Or the one on how there is no female privilege, just benevolent sexism.
When you bring this up, people just deny they’re doing it and call you paranoid. Also because most people score poorly on implicit association tests, because a lot of white people will get anxious if they see a black man on a deserted street late at night, and because if you prime people with traditionally white versus traditionally black names they will answer questions differently in psychology experiments. We know this because he made a racist comment in the privacy of his own home. To which I would respond that this is exactly the point.
By this metaphor, statements like “God is an extremely powerful supernatural being who punishes my enemies” or “The Sky Ox theory and the nuclear furnace theory are equally legitimate” or “Men should not be allowed to participate in discussions about gender” are the bailey – not defensible at all, but if you can manage to hold them you’ve got it made.There’s an uncontroversial meaning here – we don’t experience the world directly, but through the categories and prejudices implicit to our society.For example, I might view a certain shade of bluish-green as blue, and someone raised in a different culture might view it as green. Then post-modernists go on to say that if someone in a different culture thinks that the sun is light glinting off the horns of the Sky Ox, that’s just as real as our own culture’s theory that the sun is a mass of incandescent gas a great big nuclear furnace. A sinking feeling tells me it probably isn’t that easy. I think I speak for all straight white men when I say that sounds really bad and if I was doing it I’m sorry and will try to avoid ever doing it again. Can’t believe that took us however many centuries to sort out.