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OMG WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?

For chrissake, I really hope this pearl-clutching-parental-fascism wave cools down by the time I procreate, because at this very moment in time? The thing turning me off the most is enforced proximity to the Stepford Mommies. I really don’t think giving birth inherently requires me to lose all sense of myself, or live a life of tedious, unrelenting piety forevermore.

(And, for what it’s worth, I think if these parties had been going on when I was a kid? My momma and I would have been on them like white on rice, cocktails/mocktails in hand, doin’ the twist.)

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And just in time for Jill from Feministe to get stalked! For having opinions! While being female!

I’m just going to stew here in anger for a bit. But, for your thought-provoking reading pleasure on this grand and glorious day, I present the Male Privilege Checklist:

1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed.
2. I can be confident that my co-workers won’t think I got my job because of my sex – even though that might be true.
3. If I am never promoted, it’s not because of my sex.
4. If I fail in my job or career, I can feel sure this won’t be seen as a black mark against my entire sex’s capabilities.
5. The odds of my encountering sexual harassment on the job are so low as to be negligible.
6. If I do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job.
7. If I’m a teen or adult, and if I can stay out of prison, my odds of being raped are so low as to be negligible.
8. I am not taught to fear walking alone after dark in average public spaces.
9. If I choose not to have children, my masculinity will not be called into question.
10. If I have children but do not provide primary care for them, my masculinity will not be called into question.
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