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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack "I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group" Peggy McIntosh Through work to bring materials from women's studies into the rest of the curriculum, I have often noticed men's unwillingness to grant that they are overprivileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. They may say they will work to women's statues, in the society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can't or won't support the idea of lessening men's.
First of all, I want to go ahead and call attention to the irony that I am making this post under the moniker "Gaston," possibly one of the most misogynistic characters of any family feature. I'm just taking that zinger away from you right away, commenters. Now there's a lot of issues in this editorial, as with the first editorial, but I only have time to talk about one that especially peeved me with its sheer hypocrisy. The criticism that it's the antagonists who spout sexist vitriol is NOT a derailment, it's a legitimate point that the author, ironically, derails by making a completely different point: that the inmates of Arkham City should want to rape Batman as much as they want to rape Catwoman. So why isn't it a derailment? Because the message being communicated by a character must be interpreted in the context of that character's relationship to the protagonist(s) and the audience. Nerds and Male Privilege Part 2: Deconstructing the Arguments
Nerds and Male Privilege | Paging Dr. NerdLove
La question des privilèges - Le réalisateur Patric Jean répond à des critiques J’ai récemment découvert une lettre ouverte qui m’était adressée sur l’excellent site Sisyphe. Une de mes prises de position, peu originale pourtant, m’est reprochée. Il s’agit de la remise en question des privilèges par les hommes et de leur intérêt à le faire. Pour tout reprendre depuis le début, nous les hommes bénéficions d’un nombre important de privilèges sur les femmes. Je ne parle pas ici de privilèges particuliers liés à une situation singulière mais bien les privilèges systémiques dont nous héritons dès la naissance, par le seul fait que nous portions des organes génitaux mâles plutôt que femelles.
Male privilege Terminology The word ‘gender’ has acquired the new and useful connotation of cultural or attitudinal characteristics (as opposed to physical characteristics) distinctive to the sexes. That is to say, gender is to sex as feminine is to female and masculine is to male. Thus, biologically "male" privilege is only one of many power structures that may exist within a given society, and levels/manifestations of male privilege differ among both similar and disparate societies, as well as in different contexts within the same society. The term "male privilege" does not apply to a solitary occurrence of the use of power, but rather describes one of many systemic power structures that are interdependent and interlinked throughout societies and cultures. Language
White privilege (or white skin privilege) refers to the set of societal privileges that white people benefit from beyond those commonly experienced by people of color in the same social, political, or economic spaces (nation, community, workplace, income, etc.).[note 1][neutrality is disputed] The term denotes both obvious and less obvious unspoken advantages that white persons may not recognize they have, which distinguishes it from overt bias or prejudice. These include cultural affirmations of one's own worth; presumed greater social status; and freedom to move, buy, work, play, and speak freely. The concept of white privilege also implies the right to assume the universality of one's own experiences, marking others as different or exceptional while perceiving oneself as normal. It can be compared to and/or combined with the concept of male privilege. White privilege
Agnès Giard propose un long article sur des personnes nées femmes et qui construisent leur identité ailleurs (identité pas forcément masculine, ou pas forcément traditionnellement masculine, sans chirurgie ou hormones, bref, des transgenres). Je relève cette phrase : “Transitionner, devenir homme et commencer à apprécier les privilèges du masculin a été très perturbant, avoue Rocco. C’était comme explorer un monde auquel je n’avais jamais eu accès et dont je n’avais jamais fait partie. Privilège du masculin
Le privilège masculin et le “privilège blanc” - conférence Mille Babords Déballer le havresac invisible par Peggy McIntosh, 31 octobre 2005 Peggy McIntosh est directeure associée du Centre de Wellesley Collage pour la recherche sur les femmes. Cet essai est extrait de « Working Paper 189 ». « White Privilege and Male Privilege : A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies » (1988), par Peggy McIntosh.