Personally, I think when modern feminists moan and groan about “male privelege”, it’s more about how they see how men are, for example, usually more likely to be taken seriously when they have a medical problem, or how people automatically assume things about a person’s character solely based on their gender, usually perceiving it to be in favor of the side of men.
I personally can’t recall any specific type of privelege feminists typically complain about that in practice only pertains to one grouping of men, but I’d like to know more?
I’ve kinda, made it a mission of mine to understand, to the best of my ability, how our society puts women AND men in their own sets of disadvantages. Love her or hate her, I think Contrapoints brings it up in one of her latest videos the best. Men have their own struggles to deal with, and one of the most prominent difference in how men are treated is because of snap-judgements. Men are more likely to be automatically perceived as a threat, or have some kind of “warning” sign when they first meet someone who is female. I know for a fact that I struggle with that myself, such as being in situations when I’m walking alone. Am I justified in treating men with weariness when I’m essentially defenseless? Is it okay for me to eye a man with suspicion before he even speaks a single word to me? Am I simply being paranoid or safe?
I was raised by a mother who grew up in rough neighborhoods, a Cuban immigrant with no money to her name, and who has literally been held at gunpoint by men before. Does this excuse me and my automatic reactions to the men around me? I don’t have those answers, and maybe I never will.
But I also know that it must really f-ing suck to be seen as dangerous for simply existing. As a 5’3 chubby girl, I don’t really think I’ll ever be anywhere close to that feeling.
Sorry for the rant, but I really feel strongly about making sure that even though we live in a society most consider to be “patriarchal”, there are still plenty of men who face adversity because of it. And yes, there’s a crap ton of things I haven’t covered, such as the expectations placed upon men to be everything and have everything for their families, all while keeping up the “strong and silent” facade, but I don’t want to eat up this entire thread with words many won’t care to read