One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums
I’m getting real sick of this “if you just spoon feed me information in the nicest way possible and then I’ll understand” mentality that persists among the white people of Tumblr. Guess what? I’ve tried that mess before and it doesn’t work! I’ve given multiple paragraph answers…
(Source: brashblacknonbeliever, via all-about-male-privilege)
Male privilege is not having people assume you make more money than your partner. It’s when you go to make a joint purchase and the salesperson says, “Oh, he’s buying you a new TV. Lucky girl!” My mom makes about twice as much money as my dad, they’ve been married for 26 years and obviously have a shared bank account, but people always still seem to think it’s “his” money.
Male privilege is when people assume you are capable of being financially responsible.
male: i want a girlfriend who can cook
dudebros: yeah that’s right she better make you some damn good sandwiches and shit
female: i want a boyfriend who can cook
dudebros: damn bitch make your own sandwiches we’re not fuckin’ superman
People will never stop asking you if you’re eventually going to go to college. And unless you’re clairvoyant, you will never be able to answer this question, which doesn’t stop people from asking it all the time. No matter what you’re deciding to do with your life, your answer will never seem good enough for some people. You have to learn to mentally flip the bird to them as you respond with something light and pithy, like, “Oh, who knows! Maybe one day.” These are the same people that will eventually plague your life with questions like, “When are you going to get married?” or “Don’t you want to have a baby?” What they’re really asking is, “So where exactly do you fit into this framework of social acceptance that I have bought into?” They are judging you by their own standards, and you shouldn’t be made to feel inferior as a result of not conforming to them. Even with a college degree, you’ll never know how things are going to turn out for you.
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