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#87 - inoland (05/14/2013) [-]
My now-ex used to always tell me to "check my privilege."
It always pissed me off when she would say it then refuse to explain it to me, then say it again. Like really, I just told you I dont get it, stop saying it or explain it. *whisper* otherwise I wont get what youre trying to communicate.

still dont know what it means.
User avatar #98 to #87 - simplescience (05/14/2013) [-]
Allow me to help you out.

Based on feminist discussion boards I occasionally lurk and on discussions I've had with feminists and feminism defenders, here's what "Check your privilege" means.

According to feminist theory, you are pre-disposed towards getting favorable treatment in many, if not all, facets of society, such as consideration for jobs, better education, and a more lax view for certain actions (like not getting as bad of a name for yourself if you sleep with a lot of people than if a woman had slept with alot of men).

Therefore, men will often be told to "check their privilege" if they complain about something, basically saying that their claims of unhappiness hold no merit due to the automatic "male privilege" men are claimed to enjoy in day to day life.

TLR If I have it right, you're basically being told "Don't complain. You have it good enough already".
#204 to #98 - John Cena (05/14/2013) [-]
It's not that you can't complain about anything. It's only when you guys try to pretend you have the solution to feminist concerns or if you do happen to be white, believe that you know how to fix racism that you need to shut up and let their voices be heard. I don't like the whole "check your privilege" thing either because it's a complete mockery now, but the base idea is just that when someone else is actually going through that **** , you have no say in how they feel or at least you have no place to try and overpower their opinions on that subject.
User avatar #141 to #98 - inoland (05/14/2013) [-]
Okay that makes sense. Thanks mate.

****** nicole. She would always say it if I was teasing her (sexually), she would slap my hand and tell me to check my privilege. You could see my confusion. Thanks for the clear up mate, have a thumb.
User avatar #125 to #98 - guymandude (05/14/2013) [-]
Every time I get in an argument about the social perceptions of rape, sexual relations/situations, and general public perception of genders with a feminist theory supporter, I always use one foolproof example:

Imagine a woman who is drunk in a foreign environment. She is drugged, and then penetrated while still in a drugged state. She wakes up the next morning completely unaware of what happened the night before. Upon finding out, she is disgusted and horrified. She knows she would never have agreed to something like that if she were sober, but all evidence points to her having been a willing participant at the time. Under current public opinion, this is considered rape. Do you undoubtedly believe this to be rape? (99.99% of time the response is a "yes")


Because in the popular movie The Hangover 2, this exact scenario happens to a male. other than the gender, everything else is exactly the same - even the penetration part. And you know what? Everyone considered his realization of this event to be hilarious. Everyone laughed along to what was supposed to be one of the funniest parts of the movie.

And he didn't even press rape charges.
User avatar #423 to #125 - hellproof (05/14/2013) [-]
I really doubt everyone laughed, especially since that movie sucked. Your logic is flawed.
#201 to #125 - John Cena (05/14/2013) [-]
But that doesn't have anything to do with the viewpoint of feminists on rape because the reason why people believe it's not as bad that the dude was raped is because society believes men are supposed to be strong and women weak. Feminism seeks to rid of those assumptions and thus would too be working towards getting more recognition for male rape victims.
#132 to #125 - Wumbologist (05/14/2013) [-]
That's actually a really interesting point. I mean, the first case is definitely rape, but people don't get nearly as touchy about raping a man.
That's actually a really interesting point. I mean, the first case is definitely rape, but people don't get nearly as touchy about raping a man.
#163 to #132 - taintedangel (05/14/2013) [-]
cus a man is 'Supposed to be strong enough to fend of his rapist(s)".
cus a man is 'Supposed to be strong enough to fend of his rapist(s)".
#408 to #163 - John Cena (05/14/2013) [-]
May I have the source of the anime?
User avatar #510 to #408 - taintedangel (05/15/2013) [-]
Highschool of the Dead
User avatar #124 to #98 - kwanzalord (05/14/2013) [-]
feminism at its finest
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