Thursday, June 01, 2006

I had male privilege? Let me check. Beware the "feminazi" comments.

I spend a lot of my time reading about male privilege Being only 23 and never been out in the work force and being of ambiguous gender with no male role models I missed out on a lot of that. But there is a checklist and I shall go voer it and comment because I can. I will be posting my responses to the numbers read the link yourself for what I am responding to.http://colours.mahost.org/org/maleprivilege.html1 - No real clue here. I have never been in the workforce as a quote "male" so I wouldn't know. I am going into the workforce for the first time in my life and as a female. I will never experience this bit of privilege.
2 - Again, being only 23 years old with no work experience and just getting in the field this doesn't apply.
3 - This would apply if I was in a field where promotions happened.
4 - God darned it will. Reminds me of talking to Mayor Mary Claire Higgins of Northampton MA. IF she did poorly it would be a black mark against lesbians in office She has since been re-elected many times so I think its okay.
5 - Job related male privilege is not something I will ever have. I know what its like to be a women in the work force from countless women who I look up to or who I have listened to.
6 - Never been in the workforce. I am going into it as a woman and I know shit like a man being praised more for the same amount of work as me. If you can't tell I think very little of men. If I had been born with the right parts I'd be a lesbian separatist Because of my inbuilt Chasity belt I can't be one even with it fixed.
7 - Rape you say? Gawd, I have always feared being raped. I think I have a better chance of being raped is more likely I will get raped out of jail than in jail. Moreover, because I still have a built in chastity belt , my odds of being slain by said rapist are higher than that for a normal women. Ever think of that?
8 - I have always feared walking alone in public spaces. Probably because of the fact I Was so damn androgynous. Probably because I grew up in random bad neighborhoods Probably because I saw women being afraid of it on tv. As I got older and learned of rape I got twice as scared to walk alone. I never even thought that I was safe being male. Thinking back logically I was a tad safer but the fact that I dressed and looked really andro sort of canceled it out.
9 - I would love to have the option of bearing children. I probably wouldn't, but I would have liked the option. Technically, I can have offspring due to freezing icky nasty stuff from that part of my body which does not exist. I did it for my mother. Let me tell you, it felt like one of the worst violations imaginable. Icky yucky. I never touch it. I always peed sitting down thank you very much. This caused me to get into tons of trouble.
10 - No I won't. Not at all man. Probably because I"m a very young transwomen that this will never be a factor.
11 - Not really sure about this. Not a situation I will have the "pleasure" of being in.
12 - children and a career... yeah I"ll be called selfish alright. But maybe not as much if I have a stay at home female partner. I"ll be told I"m selfish for not having a man to raise them with. Stupid men.
13 - IT will be totally scrutinized. I might even be outed for being trans at that point. That would create one big lovely mess in my life. I should avoid it.
14 - Nope. If you count my "birth sex" yeah. I don't identify with them. Never have. They don't represent anything about me at all. Most of them just want power to have more women and money and booze. Thats what I think anyway.
15 - A Gain, I'm just young enough to miss this aspect of male privilege. I'm sure my being andro fits into this somehow. Not sure how.
16 - I was an only child. I was encouraged to not be seen and not be heard by all but my mother. My mother encouraged me to be artistic and creative. To tell stories. I preferred video games and computer games. These were my escapes. I was usually upset over not having good female main characters. I loved the dungeons and dragons games because I could make my own characters. I loved Phantasy star and metroid. Honestly, most of my female role models come from video games now that I think of it.
17 - Not really. I didn't have any attraction to the male ones. I always looked for women. My mother often commented "Its like I'm raising a daughter". Guess what? You were.
18 - Because I wore big baggy shirts and kept my head down I didn't get called on as often by a lot of teachers. Though, I would talk to a lot of teachers after class about the subject because it interested me.
19 - I have no clue here. I am too inexperienced in the world of men AND women.
20 - Yeah, I could find people of "my own sex" though I didn't really pay them any heed. They didn't do it for me. Probably because I didn't seek them out. I didn't think to.
21 - I'm a shop a holic. I do not buy clothes often. Mostly games and gaming materials. I am such a geek.
22 - I am just learning how to drive. MY therapist, an awesome elderly lesbian, promised to teach me come July.
23 - Uhhh this isn't true for me. Maybe if I wasn't young and trans.
24 - It would darn it. Besides, I can't have sex. I have an inbuilt painful chastity belt. I'm thinking of men who say "Its like a built in strap on!" ell, some transwomen say that. I respond with "WTF are you crazy? You want to have sex with that thing? Doesn't it hurt when its touched?" I don't get along with transwomen at all.
25 - It was. But I met a few andro bio-girls growing up so it wasn't too far off to being similar. However, what my clothing said to the world was mostly "leave me alone" or "Does this shirt make it hard for you to determine my sex?". Being designated male may have allowed me to do it. I can't be sure. Most people didn't believe I was until they saw my genitals or heard my name. Even with the name sometimes, meh.
26 - Back when I didn't care about my appearance because I was afraid of the world and myself, thats totally true. If I Was bio-girl I probably wouldn't have chosen to be andro. I would have been picked on for being a tomboy. I would have gotten into lots of trouble for beating up males. Possibly gotten raped for it.
27 - If I buy a car I"ll get a bad deal. Never had the experience of buying one as a "male". Though, being andro I probably wouldn't have gotten a good deal.
28 - I think being a transwomen I have to worry MORE about being attractive than a bio-girl. Probably because I want to find another girl to be with once I get rid of this chastity belt. Currently I can't go to the gym, I can't do sports, I can't do a lot of what I want to do with my life until I get rid of it.29 - I have totally embraced being called a bitch over my years online. Being online was the only place I could be female and treated as a female. I was the bitchy girl a lot of other girls looked up to, to put the stupid men in their place.
30 - Not anymore. I may have had the chance to do it, but it never came up so I never felt it.
31 - I've always said "all people are equal" or "All women are equal". Because of my quasi-male status this got me beat up by some people. Though the girls always liked me.
32 - True that. I don't have a uterus. Though I suspect that people will still mention it when I"m being pissy.
33 - Not sure how this works when two girls get married. But if I married a stupid man well yeah. There would be problems. MY mom didn't change hers. Go mom!
34 - Because I have no uterus this will not be a factor. I guess that, thats more trans privilege than male privilege in this case.
35 - I was raised pagan. Guess whose on my list of totems? Athena, Freya, kitsune, Aphrodite, and bast. There are a few male deities but thats because there are no females to represent what they do.
36 - Well I was strongly against religions that did that. Being very vocal about how women should be in charge. As I have said before, this earned me no male friends. Being a geek did, my views on the sexes did not.
37 - Honestly, I'd prefer to stay at home. How dare you say taking care of the home is unrewarding! Making something dirty clean again is a good feeling damn it. Though, my own space will always be a mess.
38 - I expect to have to do that part. I always wanted to as a kid. But I think I will adopt before I reproduce.
39 - Any girl I am with gets the career. Hopefully she is a business type. I like those best. Being trans, I doubt I will ever find someone though.
40 - Most of my lesbians friends tend to like looking at scantily clad women so I am not sure about how to respond to this one.
41 - I hate being underweight IT may be expected but I will not follow this trend. Hell, I can't seem to gain weight. I will be made fun of for it but whatever I am use to it being an andro geek.
42 - Not heterosexual, I have heard of women beating women. I have not gone into any relationships being thought of as male so meh.
43 - I had that growing up. With breasts and being andro not sure it will matter much anymore. And whatever parts of it I will still have will be tossed off with the chastity belt of sexual doom +100.

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