The Male Privilege Project: Last Day!
This is the last post of the Male Privilege Project. I want to thank everyone who contributed. I hope this helped provide a lens through which to examine some every day situations that we don’t usually consider.
Today’s theme is a mix of a few. We’ve got sexual orientation, social interactions, intelligence and ability all mixed in there. Enjoy!
As a woman rugby player, people incorrectly and automatically assume I am a lesbian.
As a human being who just wants to live (or in this case, who is responding to the digestive system), I feel awkward having to choose a restroom designated for just woman or for just men.
As a woman, I am never expected to be capable of fixing things, and if I do, I might offend my male partner.
As a woman, I can expect to always be helped with lifting something heavy.
As a man, I can be aggressive and loud, and not have it thought of as unusual.
As a woman, I am accustomed to having men speak over me.
As a woman, I am allowed to be slow at math, unaware of current events, and struggle with science.
As a woman, I understand any opinion I state must be promptly supported and I must prove my authority to have such an opinion.