Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Parts of this essay about fandom and male privilege remind me of Bill O'Reilly's rants about the "war on Christmas." The essayist's comments about how male privilege is so pervasive as to be invisible is right on the money. She is also absolutely right when she says "a lack of male privilege is taken as active oppression, as male-bashing or bias towards women. It is not enough that the mere presence of something which actively aims at women and women's interests is taken as oppressing men; simply not catering to men's interests is perceived as oppression."

(On a side note, the more I learn about O'Reilly, the more convinced I am that the man is insane.)

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