MALE PRIVILEGES

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MALE PRIVILEGES
If you are male (and a man), listed below are benefits that result from being born with that gender and sex. If you identify as a man, there’s a good chance you’ve never thought about these things. Try and be more cognizant of these privileges in your daily life and you’ll understand how much work we have to do to make for a society that is equitable to all people, regardless of their gender.
1. If you have a bad day or are in a bad mood, people aren’t going to blame it on your sex
2. You can be careless with your money and not have people blame it on your sex
3. You can be a careless driver and not have people blame it on your sex
4. You can be confident that your coworkers won’t assume you were hired because of your sex
5. If you are never promoted, it isn’t because of your sex
6. You can expect to be paid equitably for the work you do, and not paid less because of your sex
7. If you are unable to succeed in your career, that won’t be seen as evidence against your sex in the workplace
8. A decision to hire you won’t be based on whether or not the employer assumes you will be having children in the near future
9. Work comfortably (or walk down a public street) without the fear of sexual harassment
10. Walk alone at night without the fear of being raped or otherwise harmed
11. Go on a date with a stranger without the fear of being raped
12. Dress how you want and not worry it will be used as a defense if you are raped
13. If you are straight, you are not likely to be abused by your partner, or to be told to continue living in an abusive household for your children
14. You can decide not to have children and not have your masculinity questioned
15. If you choose to have children, you will praised for caring for your children, instead of being expected to be the full-time caretaker
16. Balance a career and a family without being called selfish for not staying at home (or being constantly pressured to stay at home)
17. If you are straight and decide

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