Last time, I started looking at an article by a transgender male and, let’s be honest, dyed-in-the-wool radical feminist, who claimed that now that he’s seen both sides of the street, men have much more privilege than women. I already looked at the first 13 claims he made and debunked them all, but he continues through the full 25 and that’s what we’re here to look at this time.
14. I’m allowed to grow old.
That’s not permission, that’s reality. You have no choice whether or not you grow old, it’s going to happen whether anyone gives you permission or not. Women may speak poorly of other women when they get older but that’s hardly the fault of men. Honestly, there are a lot of things he says here that aren’t about male privilege but female cattiness. So many of the things that he complains about aren’t because men get special rights, but because there are a lot of women who are just bitches. I’m sure that’s going to get blamed on men too.
15. I’m allowed to eat without being policed.
You always were. You simply allowed yourself to be terrorized, almost certainly by women who expected an unrealistic body shape, instead of just not caring. You can eat whatever you want to eat. You take responsibility for doing so, either for health reasons or for social expectations. Having some big fat guy is no more attractive to most people than a big fat lady. Welcome to reality.
16. My abilities speak louder than my appearances at work.
And they always should have been. What you’re describing here isn’t male privilege, it’s female privilege. The fact that women have been able to get away with not working as hard or as long as men, just because they’ve got a pretty face or a shapely body is reprehensible, not because it’s sexist toward women but because it’s sexist toward men. But we’re finding that as women are being expected to work all the hours, give up their free time and actually earn their keep every bit as much as men have done since time immemorial, women have started to recognize that it’s hard work and are reporting more unhappiness with their work situation. Of course, if men whined like that, they’d be thought weak. Women get away with things men can’t.
17. The bulk of porn is made with me in mind.
So what? Like with all other products, they are made to appeal to the most likely consumers. The majority of hair care product consumers are female and the packaging and marketing reflects that. Does that make it sexist? Of course not.
18. Older white guys treat me like a best friend.
Maybe you’ve been hanging around with Catholic priests, but I’ve certainly never encountered anything of the sort. There isn’t some grand white male conspiracy that automatically tries to indoctrinate newcomers into the cause. Maybe they just think you’ve got a pretty mouth.
19. I can be a gamer without worry of being threatened, insulted, or demeaned.
Not really since men are attacked in online at a rate much higher than women. Of course, feminists scream and cry that women are objectified, entirely ignoring that men are as well. How many men in video games are portrayed as muscle-bound, running around without shirts, dripping sweat, etc. I’ve honestly heard feminists defending this, saying that these are idealized men, ignoring the fact that the way women are often portrayed is as idealized women. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
20. My comfort comes before anyone else’s.
Only if you’re a dick. People who put themselves ahead of others are called self-centered and egotistical, neither of which are positive traits, at least unless you’re a radical leftist, who seem to think that they get to decide what everyone is allowed to think and do.
21. I have significantly less sexual liability.
Actually, you have about the same but you’re in a particular situation where a lot of the dangers of being a man won’t affect you. It’s estimated that 10% of men are being forced, by law, to raise children, unknowingly, that are not theirs. That doesn’t count legal adoptions, only women who have mislead men to pay to raise children for whom they are not the biological parent. You can be wrongly accused of rape, however, even if it was entirely consensual, because women get to arbitrarily decide after the fact that they didn’t want to have sex and they bear absolutely no personal responsibility for the act.
22. I’m allowed to take up space – and lots of it.
Not really, at least not in New York City. They’re arresting men for taking up too much space on public transportation, you know. But women don’t get that. I’ve seen women putting their purse in the next seat over to keep anyone else from sitting down. Nobody talks about that, do they?
23. I’m not subject to “soft” sexism.
No, you’re subject to hard sexism. Whether you and your liberal feminist cohorts like it, these are the facts:
One third of all fathers in the USA have lost custody of children, most are expected to pay for this.
40-70% of domestic violence is against men however less than 1% of domestic violence shelter spaces are for men.
Male fatality rates are vastly higher than women’s.
24. People think my successes have been made purely by my own gumption.
You say that like it’s a bad thing. This is very similar to example 16 so I’ll just leave it there.
25. I can say the most ridiculous things imaginable.
You’ve demonstrated that by writing this article, yet nothing you’ve said has been demonstrably true and most of it has been demonstrably false. This is no surprise, honestly, because so many things on the left are just assertions without evidence and nowhere in this entire article has anything been backed up with citations, it’s all vague and subjective claims without an ounce of justification. Anyone surprised?
Now I’m going to reveal what I think is really going on here, assuming that our transgendered writer is being serious in all of this and it’s not a giant poe. The majority of gender identity isn’t genetic, it’s socialized. That means that this guy grew up, whether he knows or or likes it or not, as a woman. His perspective is going to remain that way for a considerable amount of time after his change, perhaps forever. Even though he’s now at least thought of as a man, his perspective remains that of a woman, complete with all the feminist poison that he’s been fed over the years. It’s no surprise that such a perspective, along with the confirmation bias that I spoke of last time, is going to present these views as valid, even thought they are not. It’s like a white guy putting on blackface and thinking he now has a black perspective on life. That’s ridiculous, just as the idea that someone transitioning gender from female to male suddenly makes one’s life experience male.
So what do you think? Does this guy have any valid points or is this just more ridiculous liberal blatherings? Please post intelligent comments below, I’d love to know what you think.