Male Privilege

39. “Hey, I Bet You’d Know: How Do Guys Think?”

Short Answer: No Idea, Stop Asking Every once in a while I get asked about how guys think. The implicit, or sometimes explicit, presumption is that I must have some sort of insider information, since — they seem to think — I used to be (or still am?) a guy. This post is about how 

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38. My Many Forms of Privilege

Do You Know About Yours? Many of us carry around at least some form of privilege. Some have many forms of privilege. Of course, we often didn't ask for this privilege, and we often didn't do anything to gain the privilege, but that doesn't mean we're not responsible for it. Privilege is essentially an unfair 

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28. Questions and Answers, Part 2

More Questions from Class Last week, I explained how I often include an "Ask a Trans Person" lecture when I'm teaching gender identity and transgender issues. I included a few questions that I was asked and how I answered them. In this post, I'll continue with more questions from that class. Again, I welcome reader 

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27. Questions and Answers, Part 1

Another Round of Student Questions This term, one of the courses that I'm teaching is an introduction to ethics, both theory and issues. I spent the first 1/4 to 1/3 of the course teaching the ins and outs of various central theories, and how to apply them to real-life cases like euthanasia, abortion, crime and 

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14. Looking Over My Shoulder

My First Experience Walking Home in the Dark Norah Vincent wrote an interesting book called Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back Again. It’s about a reporter’s experience taking on the gender role (and presentation) of a male in order to go deep “under cover,” as it were, to learn about male gender 

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