Tumblr doesn’t allow you to reblog asks, so I had to take a screenshot, but SO MUCH THIS.
BECAUSE ONLY WOMEN ARE KIDNAPPED! I GET IT!
MEN ARE NEEEEEEVER ASSAULTED! EVER! EVER! EVER!
THEY ARE BORN WITH EXQUISITELY PERFECT MARTIAL ARTS SKILL AND MANLINESS TO GET OUT OF ANY SITUATION!
HOW IS THAT PRIVILEGE?
LIKE ARE MEN BORN KNOWING?
OR IS IT SOMEHOW NOT A PRIVILEGE TO BE EDUCATED?
I was never taught how to get out of the trunk of a car.
Does this mean I’m actually a man?
You just have to punch the light thingy out but I don’t remember if it works anymore? Or like how would you even punch it out like, if you’re tied up that’s out, if you’re weak (like most women are, sorry ladies but it’s a biological fact we’re weaker) than you’re also screwed. I guess you could kick it but that’d be hard in a tiny trunk of a car.
Wow you don’t have to be a genuis to get this one. Just go ahead and google abductions/murders where the body was found chopped up in the middle of a field or stashed in a barrel somewhere. 9 times out of 10 the victim will be a WOMAN. Of course, there are notable exceptions, such as Jeffery Dahmers victims, but I think his victims were also largely male escorts and if you are in the business of sex work, then self defense is no brainer regardless of gender.
Wowee. I didn’t expect this to get so many notes, or to bring out the blatant displays of ignorance that it did. But basically, what the poster above me said. Because violent attacks most often happen to women, we are taught (or learn on our own) to be constantly aware of our surroundings, know basic self-defense, and things like how to get out of a trunk. Male privilege is the fact that most men likely don’t think twice about walking to their car by themselves at night, while as a woman, I walk in a group if I can. If I have to walk by myself, I have my keys out and ready, both to decrease time I’m standing outside my car, and to use them as a possible weapon if I need to. I’m constantly taking stock of my surroundings, looking for anyone who could be watching or following me. If I do encounter someone, I look them straight in the face so that they know that I could pick them out of a lineup. If an SUV or van is parked right next to me on the driver’s side, I get in from the passenger’s side. Next to no men I know do this. This is routine for almost all women I know. Male privilege is the fact that men generally don’t even have to think about these kinds of things. A task that should be as simple as “walking to your car” becomes a huge ordeal for women.
I hate when people get SO offended by things like male privilege and white privilege. Like they’re being personally accused of being an awful person, just because they happen to be male or white. No one said you were a bad person, or that bad things never happen to white males. Privilege describes the greater power dynamics that are at work in our society. It’s not meant to make you feel guilty. It’s meant to make you AWARE that there is a problem, get you thinking about how society shapes and affects us, and maybe even become part of the solution.