As a group, men receive various advantages because of their gender. This is called ‘male privilege’. Read this checklist and reflect on how men benefit from gender-based inequality.
How does it help?
Male privilege is a key aspect of gender inequality, and relates to men’s violence against women. Men have been socialised to expect certain things from women, and to have the right to control them. Male privilege justifies and enables men’s violence against women.
You can continue to reflect on and challenge male privilege:
- Read more about male privilege.
- Read this article from Billy Doidge Kilgore. He says that his own male privilege was invisible to him until he became a parent.
- Read through this checklist of actions to challenge male privilege.
- Commit to these actions to challenge men’s sexist entitlement in public spaces.
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