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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:59 AM

5. I mean it exactly as it appears.

The CONCEPT of male privilege is the term I am using for the assumptive notion that certain individuals are the controllers of all of the rest of us due to their mostly imagined superiority and their fear of losing control. I am borrowing the term from the Wheel of Domestic Violence in the post.

If you will take a look at the section of the pie "using male privilege" within which are these statements: treating her like a servant, making all the big decisions, acting like the master of the castle, being the one to define men's and women's roles.

Consider them as translations: enslaving us, ruling from the top down with deprecation, claiming autonomous leadership and setting all of the rules.

Now consider that you have now been placed into the category of "other" which means you have become the slave, anything you say is regarded with contempt, I as ruler aka the one believing in the "concept of male* privilege" don't listen to you period and if I as ruler decide you must (_____) so be it. This forms my perfect world as the abuser, which I am suggesting is the underlying conceptual dream of those with only their desires, interests, survival and needs in mind. An ideal which is less than benevolent and more the world of the sociopath than not.

Keeping this concept in mind, look at all of the bolden titles in each pie piece.

If you think I have extended the reach of the concept too far you may not have had a personal experience with this abuse nor see yourself at risk or are just playing Devil's Advocate for the sake of debate. I respect that. By educating one's self about the behaviors of the abuser one is less likely to be victimized.

It is a cautionary message and a message of the value of collective bargaining. When this place we live on stops being a Man's World I may modify my language. For now it stays: The Concept of Male Privilege and as long as someone believes in it as an entitlement, as a birthright and many refute it or refuse to acknowledge it, we are ALL at risk of being victims. Believe me when I tell you I wish this was not the reality. Thank you for pondering my ideas. Peace. lmsp

*rich, intellectually superior, Republican, the one percent...

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