Miri of Brute Reason (or should that be Brutal Reason?) tries to explain the concept of "privilege",http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason ... privilege/
and uses the same old canards we've heard so many times before. She even gets to add "intersectionality" into the mix. She's quite the loyal subject.One comment
asks if the concept only applies to men, and the response (by one "daniellavine") is thus,
Miri answers this in one of the comments above, actually. Let me put it this way: a vast majority of members of congress are male. There has never been a female president. A large majority of corporate executives are male. A majority of college professors are male. A majority of doctors are male. A majority of lawyers are male.
A majority of food service personnel are female. A majority of administrative assistants are female. A majority of nurses are female.
The majority of the population is female.
What did you have in mind for examples of female privilege? Usually I hear the fact that they usually get custody of the children in divorces but in a majority of cases men don’t even want custody. Besides that, child custody for a single mother also means that the mother has to pay for child care for when she’s at work and that she has to support two or more people on one person’s income. Doesn’t sound like much of a privilege.
I guess the concept of "privilege" is very US-centric in that they use "there has never been a female president" as a point of contention. (Even though she got pretty damn close.) I suppose they forget there had never been an African-American president before either. But then I suppose he's just another man. But in foreign nations, it is not so lopsided. In Sweden, we've had two female prime ministers, nearly all the cabinets are half women, and most of the directors at companies are women. In Germany, there's Angela Merkel, in Australia there's Julia Gillard. In fact, according to this list, there have been a number of women leaders (and presidents) in other nations other than the United States, including India, Pakistan, and Liberia.http://www.filibustercartoons.com/chart ... eaders.php
And his view of child custody is even worse, insinuating that in the majority of the cases (bullshit) men doesn't even WANT custody. And, of course, that single mothers have to pay child support. What, and single fathers don't, you fucking dolt?
I swear, this "privilege" thing is getting more and more absurd. And that's regardless if they bring "intersectionality" into it.